The purpose of this blog is to highlight the beautiful city of Guadalajara; the faithful members, the valiant missionaries who serve here, as well as the people, culture, and food.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Elder and Sister Ortega

It is with great sadness that President Clayton and I let our missionaries and our mission family know that our sweet Elder Ortega passed away on  Saturday, October 15th.  He and Sister Ortega were our faithful married couple serving full time with us here in the mission.  Elder Ortega had a serious stroke on Wednesday the 5th, and was not able to recover.
We express our love and sympathy to Sister Ortega and her family.  The funeral was yesterday morning, Monday October 17th here in Guadalajara.

Elder and Sister Ortega arrived as new missionaries from the Mexico City MTC on July 11th 2016.  From the moment we met them, and President interviewed them, they were ready to serve.  They were willing and happy servants of the Lord.  Their first area was in Ameca, where they loved and served everyone they came in contact with.  They were a great help to that branch and to the other sisters serving there with them.  Several weeks ago, President Clayton had asked them to come to the mission home, where he visited with them about their new assignment.  They were anxious and happy for the change.
We pay tribute to these two faithful and valiant servants of the Lord.  We will remember their happy smiles, their positive attitudes and their abiding faith.
President Clayton and I extend once again our warmest love and gratitude to our beloved Sister Ortega.  We are confident that our Father in Heaven will bless, sustain, and lift you and your family as you continue to press forward in this glorious Work of Salvation. We love you.