International Ministries

Tuesday: Update on Iris Morales’ condition

July 26, 2010 Journal

Update from Jose Norat Rodriguez:

Last night I had a wonderful conversation with Benjamin Morales, Iris and Mario’s youngest son. Thanks to his words that were so well spoken I was able to recall beautiful memories of Iris’ ministry in Bolivia. I would like to mention three of them here:  her commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ properly embodied in so far as she fought for those who were marginalized in Bolivian society, the generosity of spirit that flowed like a refreshing fountain for those persons who needed encouragement and meaning in life, the creative and overflowing energy to accomplish the work that God had commended her to do as an International Ministries missionary. Although Iris little by little is slipping away as she lies in a coma the faith reverts to what appears to be the end. Well the final calling is the beginning of a life in the fullness of God and in the memory of the community of faith. Paul is right when he says:  “Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your power to hurt?...Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”