I got to know Pat, and her late husband Mally, when we set up the Hyderabad House in the 1970s. Their home in the Gunfoundry neighbourhood was a meeting venue for the metro cadre. They moved to Maliwada when we set up the Human Development Project there. Pat impressed me with her can-do spirit and her stories about bringing up a large family through difficult times. She, like Mally, relished putting their minds to solving problem, both in their family ventures and in the ICA projects. They, along with their sons Desmond and Kevin, were instrumental to a lot of our work in India as well as around the world. The family eventually migrated to Perth, Australia. Regards,
We hold the Balm family in care as we join with them in celebrating the completed life of their matriarch, one who journeyed with us in our work around the world. In looking at The Directory, I noticed that Desmond Balm had died in 2009. Pat’s husband Mali died in 1997. If I’m not mistaken, Mali and Pat were among the ITI pastors who became part of the Movement. I don’t know their assignments. Journey On, dear colleagues.
~~ Lynda and John Cock