I'm not talking suicide here but instead, choosing to discontinue treatment. We had a dear woman become very ill and need surgery 2 months ago. She shouldn't have survived the surgery but she did and since then, she has been on a ventilator and just could not wean off of it. She couldn't move more than her hand a little bit and her head a little and with the ventilator, she could only mouth what she wanted to say. She had so many medical issues happening that they were playing a balancing act with - she needed fluids but fluids would cause her lungs to fill with fluids so they would cut back on the fluids which caused her kidney to not function properly so they would have to increase her fluids which would cause her lungs to fill…. and so on. She decided on Wednesday that she couldn't take it anymore and said that she wanted to go home. Her daughter asked her "Home where?" and she said "Heaven home. I want to meet Jesus." They confirmed her wishes yesterday and she was removed from the vent at 2 pm yesterday afternoon. She died this morning at 6:45 am. So how would you minister to her once she decided to die? It was so strange knowing that she KNEW that she would die soon and by her own choice. I don't blame her for the choice at all - I think it was the right one. She was not going to get better short of an absolute miracle and she was in a lot of pain. We spent time with her, prayed with her, read Scripture, promised to take care of her family (her daughter and son-in-law are dear friends) and sang some songs. We left once the family was ready to spend time alone with her but we were praying and praying all day and all night. I woke up so much during the night just praying for her.