It is with great sadness that we report that Digna Ortez Lopez, one of our cherished ICC family members at the Los Pinos Children’s Village, passed away on April 13 after a sudden, mysterious illness. She fell ill a day before and the doctors were unable to determine what was causing her sickness before she died.
Since January of 2005, Digna had been serving the chidren of Los Pinos as Sponsorship Secretary. According to Joel Carpio, Los Pinos Director, “She was a person completely dedicated to her work and was very efficient. She was very happy for the opportunity to do this work for the children – she found her calling in life. She leaves her footprint which will be very hard to forget.”
In a message of condolence to the ICC Family in Guatemala Rick Fleck, ICC President, wrote, “It was with much sorrow and consternation that we heard today about the unexpected death of our sister and friend Digna Ortiz. But at this moment we can do nothing other than celebrate her life of service. Digna felt the call of God to work in this precious ministry for the wellbeing of the unfortunate children of Guatemala.”
Digna is survived by two grown children; Meryel Nerissa and Geral Alexander. Your prayers for them and for our staff and chidren of Los Pinos are greatly appreciated.