Pope John Paul 11, filled my heart with hope for the world. His love of all people most especially the poor, helped me to change my ministering to them. I was comfortable giving money to organizations for their support and saying an occasional prayer. Through Pope John Paul 11's guidance I actually got out in the community to serve them. His words were so inspiring and his love of life became a model for me to follow. I was forced to contemplate the meaning of life from conception until NATURAL death. It was his direct influence that lead me to consider the brutality of the death penalty. Thank you, Holy Father, pray for our church now that you are with the Lord. I know you will not forget us.