Pastor Oscar Chavez, a dear brother in Christ and Hispanic church planter in Lancaster, California, sends the following plea for prayer and help:
Dear brothers, THIS IS A REAL TRAGEDY.
Name of the parents: Juan Moreno & Gabby
Child ‘s Name: Juanito (Little Juan or Juan jr.) eight years old.
Juan and Gabby were involved in our training school for leaders and church planters. Two or three months ago they received a call from a new church starting in the city of Temecula, San Diego County.
They went to be part-time in ministry with this church with the full support of our elder board from our church La Cosecha in Lancaster.
Juan left his full-time job to help this ministry. He has been working a couple of part-time jobs and part-time in ministry so you can imagine how hard it must be for them. No insurance, no money.
Friday afternoon Juan was moving some cars that belong to the person who owns the property he is renting. He has been nice to the man by helping him.
The car he was moving had a flatbed trailer with a car on it. As he was moving this car he did not realize that Juanito jumped on top of the flatbed trailer. Unfortunately Juanito fell from the trailer into a hole.
At the same time Juan drove in the hole where Juanito had fallen, causing Juanito to be run over by the car pulling the trailer that his dad was driving. Juanito got smashed and went to be with the Lord.
1. Prayer. Juan feels guilty about this tragedy. We need to pray for him and his wife.
2. They do not have money to bury this little boy. We are asking churches to please collect a love offering to be able to help with these expenses. This is a family who wants to serve Christ and they have been doing it for a long time. They are co-laborers with us. I beg of you to please share this with your congregation and if they give one dollar that will be OK. If they give more, they will be a blessing to this family. Please help us to help them.
Your brother in Christ
Aprendiendo a Amar en Cristo
Pastor Oscar A. Chávez
Cell (818) 633-0695
Casa (661) 948-1250