With great sadness, International Ministries (IM) shares news of the unexpected passing of Global Servant Rev. Madeline Flores-López early on Monday, December 18, 2023, following a brief illness. Rev. Flores-López, a long-time global servant from Puerto Rico, was in the Dominican Republic where she served for twenty-two years.
Madeline was an exceptional mission coordinator who facilitated service opportunities for thousands of volunteers from the United States and Puerto Rico. She helped them grow in their faith while empowering them to make a positive impact in the world. Madeline was also committed to serving the severely impoverished batey communities in the Dominican Republic, which are villages of sugar workers. She spent most of her ministry in these communities, where she brought hope and joy to countless families. The day before her passing, Madeline visited several bateyes, distributing gifts to families to celebrate the joy of Christmas.
IM gives thanks to God for the life of Madeline, our sister, friend, and colleague. The IM family is encouraged to pray for comfort for her family and friends during this difficult time and to honor the life of this great servant of the Lord. We remember Madeline through the words of Matthew 25:23, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
IM is providing care and support to Madeline’s family, close friends, and associates. More information will be shared as it becomes available.