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A Sweet Departure

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A Sweet Departure

(Ecuador CNSAM). Ruth Patricia Alvarez Moreno, at 42 years old, a beloved secretary for more tan 10 years in the North Andean Field and the Ecuador Mission, passed away on June 12, 2015.

After fighting against an aggressive cancer for more than two months, her body couldn’t resist any longer. According to the words of her son Israel, 20 years of age, and her two brothers, Amparo and Freddy Alvarez, her departure to heaven was “very sweet”. She simply closed her eyes as someone going to sleep and went to be with the Lord.

“Paty”, as she was called, was known for her great spirit of humility and simplicity. She was always attentive to everyone and with her characteristic smile, she worked and served every day like clockwork; that is to say, with punctuality, responsibility, excellence and joy.

There were more than 300 in attendance at the funeral which showed that Paty touched the lives of many people. In addition to her work in the North Andean Field Office she created two ministries for children and teens in two Churches of the Nazarene in the Ecuador Sierra Norte District. Paty worked untiringly with these children. Many of them came to the funeral to honor her. Thanks be to God for her life’s testimony.

Source: North Andean Field Communication Office.
Translation: Cindy Downey.

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