(Note: see specifics of the funeral arrangements at the end of this update)
After an 18 hour trip by
car from Houston to Phoenix, Mario and Benjamin arrived at their home in the
United States. Iris’ sister, Nelsi Jimenez and her husband, Angel, who also live
in Phoenix, accompanied them on this trip. Mario Jr. traveled by plane from
Houston to Los Angeles. God’s infinite love has strengthened and sustained them.
Today they started working on the details for the funeral and memorial services.
International Ministries will be in charge of the first worship service and it
will be held at Paradise Baptist Church in Los Angeles. This is the church where
the Morales began their ministry. This worship service will start at 10:00 AM on
Saturday, August 7, 2010. José Norat will lead the service and Reid will be the
preacher. This service will be in English. On Sunday, August 8 there will be a
worship service in Spanish and this will be held at the church where Mario Jr.
serves as pastor. Tomorrow, Mario will let us know the time and the address of
the church. The preacher will be Rev. Valdéz, who was the one who married Iris
and Mario in Los Angeles. Also, the Morales family will have two memorial
services, the first in San Salvador, El Salvador and the second in Cochabamba,
Bolivia. Mario hopes to have the dates by next week. We continue praying for
this dear family.
The following will be the Funeral and Memorial Services for Missionary Iris Morales:
Saturday August 7 at 11 am
Funeral Service at Paradise Baptist Church
5100 S Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90037-3837
In 1986, God called Iris and Mario as newlyweds in partnership with Rev, A.D. Anderson and ABC of LA, started the first American Baptist Hispanic Mission within an African-American church ever started in South Central, Los Angeles.
Sunday August 8th at 4 PM
Iglesia Bautista Jehovah Yireh
408 S Flower St. Brea, CA 92821.
In 1989, God called Iris and Mario accepted to shepherd the Hispanic Ministry started at Fullerton First Baptist Church by Dr. Emory Campbell and Dr. Jose Arreguin. In 1995 this ministry evolved into the Iglesia Bautista Jehovah Yireh in Brea, California. They shepherd this church until God called them to the mission in Bolivia at the end of 1999.
Thursday August 12th 7:30pm
First Baptist Church of Mesa 4801 East Brown
Mesa, AZ 85205-4201
Saturday August 21st
San Salvador, El Salvador Central America
Saturday August 28th
Primera Iglesia Bautista de Cochabamba
Cochabamba, Bolivia South América