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Pastor Elsa: A Life Example

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Pastor Elsa: A Life Example

(Argentina CNSAM). On September 20, 2013, at 90 years of age pastor Elsa Pergrina Galli de Zani passed away.

The reverend Elsa, born in the town of Victoria, San Fernando County, Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 18, 1922. She was married 38 years to Pastor Juan José Zani who die don October 31, 1982. They had a daughter, Noemí Ester, and four sons: Mario Jorge, Juan José, Pablo Adolfo and Daniel Alberto, who gave her the privilege of enjoying 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Around the year 1945, already married, together whit her husband, they began the ministerial work under the pastors José and Victoria Suárez; work that they both embraced with love and passion until the last days of their lives.

Sister Elsa was an elder with the Church of the Nazarene and together with her husband in 1947 they began pastoring the church in Merlo. Later they pastored the churches in Luján, Conde, today San Pablo, (two pastorates), Behring, Martinez (two pastorates), Soldati and Terrero. Also wither husband they advanced different ministries in the service to God, among which they were district evangelists, the president of the Association of the Church Of The Nazarene in Argentina, district treasurer of the Argentina Central district and president of the Retreat Center in San Antonio de Areco, among many other ministries. Elsa pastored the Martinez church from 1983, completing 38 years of faithful and exemplary service to the Lord.

The funeral was held on September 21, 2013 in the English-German Garden Cemetary Pablo Nogués, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Many were the words expressed from different people about what the life of sister Elsa meant to them. Her grandson Juan José Zani, Jr. said: “I have many images of grandmother. I always loved to see her Bible, underlined and full of notes…outlines. …I remember her beautiful prayers at lunch time, her stories, her laughter….Many things. She left a spiritual legacy…the best inheritance of all!”

Source: Juan José Zani
Editor: Germán Picavea.
Translation: Cindy Downey.

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