George Knoop traveled to Haiti after the earthquake near Port-au-Prince in January 2010 to help serve and minister to those in need. While there, George learned of MFI’s need for a mail room manager and felt God calling him to fill that need. He commented that he wanted to serve in Haiti for at least 10 years – at the time George was 74 years old.
On May 13, 2014, George passed away after being attacked in his home in Port-au-Prince. George faithfully served the mission community and met every MFI DC-3 flight at the airport in Port-au-Prince since moving there in the fall of 2010.
George is survived by his two sisters. At their request, George will be cremated in Haiti.
The MFI staff as well as all the missionaries who interacted with George will remember him and his commitment to the Lord fondly. George also had a close relationship with his home church in Chicago, Moody Church.
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14