Dear lat Gen. Paulino Family in the Republic of South Sudan:
August 23, 2012 (SSNA) -- Your Community in diaspora was deeply saddened to heard about the tragic death of our beloved father, hero and the son of our nation, lat Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial. Our community knows how difficult this terrible moment is to you right now. Bul Community members in Diaspora are here by offering you their deepest condolence message about the untimely death of the lat Gen. Paulino Matip that has shocked the entire nation of the Republic of South Sudan. However, Bul Community in diaspora want to let our community in Africa at large and the Republic of South Sudan know that you have our greatest sympathy about this untimely death of lat Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial
We all know that, lat Gen. Paulino’s death is not an easy thing that can be handle by most of us; because he has been an “inspirational iconic figure” in our lives for so many years. But there is nothing that we can do about what has happen to him, if we could stop it, he should not have been sick in the first place, because we need him more than ever at this time to enjoy the fruit of his hardworking after we have achieved our independence. Our entire Nuer community in Diaspora is now mourning with you, sharing the same pain of his death that you have been through since you have heard the news, not Bul Community in Diaspora alone is mourning. We all know that, lat Gen. Paulino was “not only a good father to you (his children and his wives); he was too a good elder in our Nuer community, a good visionary leader in our society, a good peace loving person in our nation, and a good General to his Commanders as well as his Soldiers”. He will always be an inspirational figure in our nation at large for the generations that will comes.
As our community comprehended lat Gen. Paulino’s past and present actions, he was not just a symbol in our nation; he was more than a gentle soul and a wonderful person who was always kind and considerate to everyone in the Republic of South Sudan. Lat Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial has never turned his back away from his people, he would always do anything to help people that are in need and this made him a delightful father, son and a great hero in our society.
In conclusion, our community in diaspora knows how much we will miss lat Gen. Paulino, but we would like to encourage everyone to remain strong, dedicate your strength and the strength of the beloved family he has left behind. As we know that lat Gen. Paulino Matip’s momentary will not only leave a void in our lives, but he will always be in the hearts of those who know him well from his past and present actions. Through our memory of him at this moment, lat Gen. Paulino will always remain in our hearts and our community will always include father Gat-Nhial and his beloved family in our daily prayers. May God rest his soul in peace, bless and strengthen his wonderful family during this tragic time and forever. There is no word of comfort that we can say to ease your pain that you the family of lat Gen. Paulino is experiencing right now, but as a good Christian family who have strong faith in Christ, we will ask you to turn to our shield of Hummer our Bible, please read (John11:25 – 26); because we are sure that “our lord is close to those who are broken-hearted and will save those who are crushed in spirit” (psalm 34:18) as we are right now.
Sincerely thoughts and deepest sympathy,