The Duda family moved from Slovakia to the U.S., making Central Florida home, purchasing thousands of acres of land for their farms. Betty is survived by her wonderful husband, John Duda, and five wonderful daughters, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. While serving on POBLO’s board, we learned something new from Betty each time she came all the way from Cocoa Beach, Florida, even during her last months. She had a special heart for POBLO Ministries and outreach to those who do not know Jesus as the only true Lord and Savior. Betty made our financial department foolproof, was an expert on finance, gave us great insight about the corporate world, and even funded POBLO’s external audit each year. I was responsible to pick Betty up from the airport, take her for lunch, and also to bring her back to the airport safely. On her last visit to POBLO, she told me that with her health and her age, she wanted one of her daughters to serve on POBLO’s board. She even talked about Linda, and told us that it was her wish for Linda to take her place.
Though Betty now has a different address, she still lives on this earth through all the lives she touched across America, and in the 60 countries she visited as the great missionary leader she was. Betty joyfully went home to be with her Savior this past Christmas season. She will always be missed. But we can continue her legacy by doing the things that were dear to her heart, the things the Lord had called her to do, to take the Good News to the lost. Rev. Khurram Khan, CEO of POBLO International, and I had the opportunity to attend Betty’s memorial service and pass condolences on behalf of the Board of Directors of POBLO and the entire ministry team. We are deeply grateful for Betty and the whole Duda family.
-Rev. Farrukh Khan
(Director of Development, POBLO International)