A life that is worth living for

Lydia Gulesserian left Kalaydjian Home in Nicosia, Cyprus, early in May and did not make it back.
Police, family, friends, and community efforts in searching for her ended in finding her corpse in the suburbs of Nicosia on May 26, 2009.
A tragic death indeed.
Too many questions remain unanswered in the minds of family, friends and community.
However, I stopped heeding or answering puzzling questions for a reason: the fact that Lydia lived a life that was worth living for.
She lived a life full of passion and compassion for Christ and His church. She whole-heartedly wanted to help and serve friends and community members because that was one good way to share God’s love with all.
Lydia Gulesserian was a member of the Armenian Evangelical community in Cyprus. She attended our church services regularly, and her zeal for the ministry was a good example to us all. We were empowered by her Christian stewardship to be good advocates in serving Christ and the community.
Despite her tragic death and the many unresolved questions, we need to rejoice today because Lydia is with the Lord, the One she devoted her whole life to. She is rejoicing with Christ today after a journey of 87 years.

Armenian Evangelical church delegation visiting Mr. Vartkes Mahdessian, Armenian representative in Cyprus parliament. Second from left Mrs. Lydia Gulesserian.

We are all going to miss Lydia. Her life lends us a learning experience which can
be summarized as follows:
Live a life that is worth living
for - a life in the service of
Christ and community.
Let Lydia’s experiences be accepted as words of sympathy, condolence, and above all, encouragement to the family, friends and the community at large.

Hrayr Jebejian
Armenian Evangelical Church - Cyprus