Hady Mendez – Franciscan Lay Missioner
I’ll let you guys in on a little secret. My hair is falling. More than usual. Not sure if it’s stress-related, my diet, or what. Needless to say it’s causing me a bit of worry.
In the meantime I went to jail today to get a trim and blow-out. When I was there the women were like “yeah you are def losing hair – you have less than you did a few months ago”. Ugh. The whole experience made me very upset and I started to cry. Right there in the jail.
What happened next was unexpected. One of the prisoners wiped away my tears. “No quiero que tu llores”, she said. She hugged me and held me until I stopped crying. Then she told me how much it hurt her to see me sad since I’m the one who always lifts her spirits when I visit.
She told me she would give me half the hair on her head when/if I ever needed it. Then we all laughed and hugged.
Hope to stop the bleeding by taking some vitamin E but it’s good to know that my girls got my back.
Paz y bien
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Mendez, Hady [MC1992]
[JR: I guess one can pray for “hair preservation” while she does the Lord’s work. I’ll ask Colon, Philip J. (MC1962).]
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Good Afternoon All,
From Jasper Jottings, You might wonder why ” Losing Hair ‘ triggers a prayer request but that is not the call though if God sees fit to respond with unprecedented growth, so be it. More to the point is our thanks to Fellow Jasper, Hady Mendez ‘ 92, Franciscan Lay Minister. Thank you Hady for doing God’s Work, for persevering where others will not tread, for keeping God’s Light Shining for “Your girls,” for bringing hope and a smile to those who may sometimes feel they don’t deserve it, for being there for them. It is special to know ” They have your Back.” Thank you Hady, we thank God for you, the Grace and strength He gives you to do His Work. May God continue to Bless you and those you minister to. Good Woman, Yourself.Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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