In Memoriam, Janet Twigg, 1966-2018

“Blessed are the saints who die in the Lord from now on.”

On May 19th or 20th, our beloved Janet Twigg passed away quietly in her South Africa home when her heart was stopped by a blood clot–and what a glorious heart it was! Janet loved and was loved. She gave and she cheered others on. She was devoted and devout. She was a willing servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Left behind to mourn her death are Janet’s son Jared (currently living and working in China), her co-workers at EHL Engineering Consultants and her dear close friend Zeca. (Janet was like a grandma to Zeca’s children.)

We, here at, will miss this beautiful Christian sister, this diamond from Johannesburg. A day or so before Janet left us, she sent a text for which I am grateful. She wrote that she loved our blog’s home page. “The page looks amazing,” she said. (It was our last correspondence.) Janet was always ready to lend this blog her much-needed skills. She was part of, and always will be.

Elijah, Janet’s special love, and husband-to-be, grieves to the depths of his being. I grieve as well. Elijah’s family and mine, plus several of our friends, were to warmly welcome her to the U.S. in a few weeks. Setting foot in America was Janet’s dream. It was not to be. That dream dissipated into nothingness the moment she saw Jesus.

We thank God that “U.S. Team Janet” had the opportunity to share Jesus’ love. She left while we owed her a debt we cannot repay. Janet, we cherish your memory. At Jesus’ Coming, we will join you in the air.


One Reply to “In Memoriam, Janet Twigg, 1966-2018”

  1. Janet was a wonderful, sincere God fearing woman. I knew her for 4 and a half years and I trusted her completely. The way she said it is a pleasure in her accent always made my day. Janet loved the LORD and she always wanted to learn and understand Scripture. We had many conversations over the phone on how to witness to people of other faiths or to better understand the WORD of GOD.
    Janet had a very logical mind which really helped her to discern the true from the false. She was obedient to the HOLY SPIRIT as her teacher and that made her a good student. More than anything, Janet wanted to serve others and make this world a better place while praying for JESUS to return.
    One of Janet’s biggest desires was to travel and GOD blessed her by working the Jared to have Janet visit him and his fianc√©, Lily in China this past December. Janet was thrilled and I reminded Janet when she would get stressed how faithful that GOD has been. She was one of the most gracious women I had ever known. Two days before Janet died, I was able to pray with her over the phone. I prayed for YHWH to heal and comfort her. Although the result was unexpected, He answered both in the best way possible.
    Janet is now one of the great cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1) who are surrounding us and rooting for us to finish the race. For those who trust Jesus as LORD and Savior, we are assured of seeing Janet again and have an eternity of amazing fellowship.


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