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Lynette Katherine Hoppe's life and death touched hundreds, if not thousands of lives as she served as a missionary in Albania, tragically succumbing to cancer in 2006. In "Lynette's Hope: The Witness of Lynette Katherine Hoppe's Life and Death," close family friend and fellow OCMC missionary Fr. Luke Veronis retells the story of her life, and then lets her writing speak for itself. In poignant, honest prose, Lynette's diaries, newsletters and website chronicled her struggles in the "valley of the shadow" as she faced impending death. In the midst of such heartache — a young missionary wife and mother ill and dying — how did she live? How did she die? The answers to those questions will move readers to agree with those who witnessed her passing, that truly hers was a "beautiful death." No one who reads Lynette's Hope will come away untouched; all will be stirred to a new resolve to live life as she did, in the presence of God, with joy and faith. Contributors to Lynette's Hope include Archbishop Anastasios of Albania, Nathan Hoppe, Georgia Gillman, Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Faith Veronis, Sherry Daehn, Lynn Holm, Dr. Tom Miller, Fr. Nick Kasemeotis, Joel David Holm, Metropolitan John (Pelushi) of Korea, Fr. Alexander Vero nis, Gabriela Bezhani, Gaye Buchanan, Sonila Dedja, Shannon Sakalleriou, Christine Pappas, James M. Kushiner, and Tressa Joanna. Fr. Luke A. Veronis is the priest of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster, MA. He is currently adjunct instructor at Holy Cross, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, and Hellenic College and serves as a consultant for long-term missionaries at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC).