Ministry celebrates life of a co-laborer

By July 6, 2007

(HCJB) — HCJB Global is celebrating the life of Kesha Tann, a staff member who
worked for the organization for three years, most recently as senior
accountant. Visitation was at Angelius Funeral Directors at 2635 Airport Rd.
from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5. The memorial service will be at True Spirit
Baptist Church,
5120 Astrozon Blvd.
at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6.

HCJB Global is encouraging its staff and members of the community to donate to
the Kesha Tann Memorial Fund, set up by the family at ENT Federal Credit Union,
in lieu of flowers. This fund will provide for the needs of Kesha's two
daughters, LaKesha, 19, and Aliya, 13. Memorial gifts may be deposited at any
ENT branch in Colorado Springs.

Police indicated that she was murdered in the parking lot of the mission's Ministry Service
Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.,
as she arrived for work at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27. Kesha's tragic death has made a powerful impact on the HCJB Global
staff around the world.

"We are shocked at this horrible act, and our staff around the world is
mourning the loss of our dear friend, Kesha," said Dick Jacquin, vice president
of support ministries. "She was one of those people who put a smile on your
face when you saw her, and she had a laugh that was infectious. Her death is a
great loss to us as a family and a loss to us as an organization. She was a
wonderful staff member and friend to many in her quiet loving way. We will miss
her greatly."

Kesha, 42, who lived in Colorado
Springs since 1995, was admired for her sincere
Christian faith. She was active in her home church, True Spirit
Baptist Church,
and in the community. Kesha lived with her mother, Agnes Smith, and her two

Rev. Orian A. Flournoy said, "She was a faithful member of our church, involved
with the women's ministry, the youth, Bible studies and Sunday school. She was
totally supportive of the church as a whole."

Before her untimely death, Kesha was working on a citywide effort to bring
local African American churches together to talk about what they could do for
global missions.

"She really had a heart for missions," said Ralph Moreman of HCJB Global's
advancement department. "She wanted to see what we could do at HCJB Global to
engage the African American community and recognize the contributions of
African American churches in missions, both abroad and in the local community."

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