We pray that this message finds you all enjoying the new year.
We are writing this brief note to inform you of a tragedy that has taken place with the Linda Vista family. Most of you who have visited Guatemala will remember Carlos Ordoñez. He was the husband of Patricia Ordoñez, the sister who cooks many of the meals for our visiting teams and visiting ITL instructors. He was also the father of Carla and Julissa, two of our teenage members, and Paola, the youngest daughter.
We received news from Anibal Ramirez that Carlos was killed in a truck accident while traveling from El Salvador back to Guatemala. From the information that they have at the present it is believed that the brakes failed on the truck he was driving.
Patricia and the girls were taken to his hometown for his burial yesterday by the leaders from Linda Vista for the wake and burial. Please keep them in your prayers as they go through this very difficult time in their lives.
Anyone wishing to send this family a card may send it to us while we are in Texas. It will need to arrive on or before Friday, January 12. Please send it to the the following address:
The Ordoñez Family
c/o Marty Browne
730 E. 13th Street
Colorado City, TX 79512
Please pass this message to all that you know that have been to Guatemala. We would rather people receive it twice than not receive it at all. We would like as many people as possible praying for this family.
We will close for now. May God bless each one of you!
"Teaching the CENTRAL MESSAGE in CENTRAL AMERICA!"