Brother Steadman A. Bent Omier died at Bluefields, Nicaragua, July 2, 2018, at the age of 85.
Born September 11, 1932, at Bluefields, Nicaragua, he was the son of Nicholas and Jan (Omeir) Bent. Brother Bent received his education from Colegio Moravo, Bluefields, Nicaragua; Instituto Biblico, Bilwaskarma, Nicaragua; and Seminario Biblico Latinamericano. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry December 9, 1962, and consecrated a Presbyter January 12, 1969.
He was united in marriage to Tamar Kain Nelson March 3, 1957 at Bilwaskarma, Nicaragua. Together they served in the Nicaragua Province until December 1979. They then served the Northern Province in pastorates in New York (First) and Washington, D.C. (Faith) before re-entering the service of the Nicaragua Province in 1990.
Brother Bent is survived by his wife, Tamar; daughters, Jeannette and Rhonda; sons, Craig and Daren; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Central Moravian Church, Bluefields, Nicaragua, on July 5, 2018.