Ruth Patricia Alvarez Moreno a beloved secretary for more tan 10 years in the North Andean Field and the Ecuador Mission, passed away on June 12, 2015. She was 42 years of age.
After fighting against an aggressive cancer for more than two months, her body couldn’t resist any longer. According to the words of her son Israel, 20 years of age, and her sister, Amparo and brother, Freddy Alvarez, her departure to heaven was “very sweet”. She simply closed her eyes as someone going to sleep and went to be with the Lord.
“Paty”, as she was called, was known for her great spirit of humility and simplicity. She was always attentive to everyone with a smile and she was responsible and served with joy for her Lord. She also took on duties of the district and was efficient in whatever she did.
There were more than 300 in attendance at the funeral which showed that Paty touched the lives of many people. In addition to her work in the North Andean Field Office she created two ministries for children and teens in two Churches of the Nazarene in the Ecuador Sierra Norte District. Paty worked untiringly with these children. Many of them came to the funeral to honor her. Thanks be to God for her life’s testimony. She will greatly will be missed.