Saturday, November 7, 2015

In Memoriam: Faith Sand

Faith Annette Sand lived a life of courage as well as faith.

She served as a missionary in Brazil for fifteen years, adopting eight children while she was there.  

She had the courage to publish my pro-choice abortion book in 1994, when women's clinics were being bombed and attacked.

In the last years of her life she fought metastatic melanoma with faith and courage.
I met her through Evangelical Women's Caucus, a feminist group founded in 1974. 
Born in Minneapolis in 1939, she died on August 5, 2015.  A family gathering was held shortly after.
Her public memorial service was celebrated on November 7, 2015, at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in Los Angeles.
Faith attended Hampden DuBose Academy and graduated from Wheaton College in 1961.
After serving in Brazil, she returned to the US and earned an MA in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1982.
She founded Hope Publishing House, published many books and wrote three books, Travels of FaithAdventures of Faith, and Prayers of Faith.
She leaves her husband, the Reverend Albert Gleaves Cohen; two daughters from her first marriage, Heather Pidcoke-Krause and Heidi Pidcoke; and her Brazilian children.
Members of the Southwest chapter of EEWC-CFT will remember Faith for hosting their annual Epiphany party in her beautiful home for many years.
Faith and Albert supported the placement of this stained-glass portrait of St. Teresa of Avila in St. Athanasius Church at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul.

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