Rev Ivor Smith, the minister currently looking after Molesworth Presbyterian Church in Cookstown, where Maud was a member, said today that, “While she has been in a great deal of pain, thankfully this is now easing. Her wounds are beginning to heal well, and she feels a lot better.
“Maud would like to thank everyone for their encouraging support and prayers and has been conscious of God’s presence and healing touch throughout this ordeal.
“While her friends in Molesworth and WEC International are naturally anxious to see her home soon, she is not yet strong enough for such a long journey. When she does return home she will obviously need some time to build up her strength and we would ask that her privacy, and that of her family, is respected until she is strong enough to talk about her ordeal,” he said.