(Argentina CNSAM). Due to a respiratory failure, Rev. Hugo Olveira went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2015.
Hugo came to know the Lord at 25 years of age, when a friend invited him to a prayer cell in the Union of the Assemblies Church of God. He soon felt God’s call to serve Him, so he enrolled in a biblical institute of this denomination. After three years of preparation he helped with a church in the city of Pergamino and later in another location in the town of Merlo. Every day on his way home, Hugo went down a street where there was a Church of the Nazarene in the center of this town. More than once he went in to listen to what was preached there and he was struck by the liturgy of the church. In time, he decided to request membership in this church and later the pastor asked him to help by teaching bible studies in the local church.
One of his students was Stella Maris Lombardo, whom he married on March 18, 1989 and as fruit of this love came their children Juan Manuel and Ana Clara.
Pastor Olveira was ordained as an elder in 1995. Together with his family he pastored the Church of the Nazarene in Moreno Belen and, until his death, worked as a professor in the Nazarene Theological Seminary (Seminario Teológico Nazareno) and its headquarters.
His wife and those who knew him know that pastor Hugo loved to research and read a lot about general history and that he admired the life of the Apostle Peter for his impetuous and determined character. We quote him: “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10-11.
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