Ons het hierdie besondere woorde van dr Davidson Chifungo en sy vrou, dr Phoebe Chifungo in Lilongwe, onlangs ontvang na die afsterwe van die bekende sendelingsvrou, mev Kietie Smit: “Phoebe and I would like to convey our greatest condolences to the Smit family after the passing on of Amayi Kittie Smit.
“Phoebe and I knew Amayi Smit for a long time. I loved her so much after realising that she was the one who pioneered the work of Sunday School in Malawi. The 5 books which have been used for over 50 years now, inspired me so much at an early stage of my Christian life.
“Amayi Smit even visited us twice in Mozambique when I served in a village. Phoebe and I also visited with her at Azaleahoff, every time we were studying at the US, and we had a meal with her.
“She also visited us in Malawi and stayed with us, our firstborn daughter Thoko, now 19, used to call her Agogo (grandma).
“We will miss a great friend in her, a prayer worrier and a great missionary at heart. She spoke Chichewa with a fluency more than a Malawian. She would even correct my Chichewa!
“Until we meet again, rest well, Agogo Smit. We will miss you always.”