A Honduran doctor and Samaritan's Purse staff member who touched many lives with her kindness and compassion passes away
Dr. Lul Janania Abraham De Perdomo, known affectionately as Dr. Lul, passed away from complications from a brain tumor on November 29 in Miami. She was 58.
She served with Samaritan’s Purse for 14 years, working out of our office in Honduras.
“She was a wonderful, godly woman, loved by everyone in her family, her coworkers and the thousands she ministered to,” said Ken Isaacs, Vice President of Projects for Samaritan’s Purse. “She was also one of the most tenderhearted, compassionate, gracious and loving individuals I have ever met. She won many hearts to Christ by sharing the Gospel everywhere that she went.”
Dr. Lul served as the regional coordinator for our HIV/AIDS programs in Latin America. She designed and implemented an abstinence-based education and prevention curriculum, as well as an awareness program to mobilize church leaders.”
Dr. Lul also coordinated over 100 medical brigades to disadvantaged urban and rural communities. She was a part of a medical team that responded to an outbreak of Chagas disease in El Naranjo in 2000, which opened doors to spread the Gospel in this remote, unevangelized area.
“Dr. Lul cared for countless children as a pediatrician; she worked tirelessly providing medical care to thousands of people in remote regions of Honduras; and she traveled thousands of miles as a champion for HIV/AIDS prevention,” said Tim Polaskey, former country director of Honduras. “Every step of the way, Dr. Lul shared the love of Jesus with those around her. I believe that her relationship with Jesus Christ is what gave her the joy, strength, and motivation to serve others the way she did. She truly was an example of what it means to be a slave of all. That is how I will remember her!”
Most recently, Dr. Lul identified, trained, and equipped local health workers in rural communities throughout Honduras through the Village Samaritan program. She kept the Gospel her focus and made it an integral part in every area of her life.
May we all rejoice that her suffering has come to an end and that she is enjoying perfect health in the presence of the Great Physician.
Dr. Lul is survived by her father, Camilo; mother, Martha; sisters, Leyla and Fedua; brothers Camilo and Jamal; her husband, Juan Pablo; four sons, Juan Pablo, David, Jamil and Jose Abram; and three grandchildren, Valeria, Juan Pablo III, and Hannah. Please keep her family in your prayers.