Guyana, South America (BNC) by Charles Box — Our precious brother and friend Deokarand “Diamond” Mangal, came to the end of his earthly journey on the evening of August 28th.
Diamond was a faithful member of the Plaisance Church of Christ in Guyana, South America. He was in his 50’s when he died. He made his living transporting lumber with a horse and wagon. Diamond was attacked by thousands of African Honey Bees (Killer Bees) that had collected under his wagon.
He fought for his life for about 4 weeks in the hospital in Georgetown, Guyana, before his earthly journey ended.
He led singing and was a leader in the Plaisance Church of Christ.
His wife Mona, is also a faithful Christian. She is a kind and humble Christian lady.
Diamond had led singing many times when I have been preaching there and teaching, both, when I have been there in person and by Skype classes. I have been in his home many times. He has helped us with works we were doing. He has helped us load our truck for mission trips to the interior of Guyana.
I have stayed many times in the home of his daughter, Natasha Collins, and son-in-law, Witfield Collins. During those times, I have seen him often, and have enjoyed his friendship and fellowship.
Witfield Collins is a most faithful co-worker in Guyana. Diamond and Mona also have a son that everyone calls “Pippy.” Diamond also leaves behind two grandsons who loved him dearly, Nathan Collins and Nathanael Collins. He was a servant, a good man, a strong man and he will certainly be missed.
Note: Charles Box is a preacher for the Walnut St. Church of Christ in the Greenville AL area.
Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.