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Death of Hector Espinoza

Hector and Adriana

Hector Espinoza, age 18, was killed last week in a gang related shooting. Hector was a new member of Communion De Gracia, the GCI Spanish-speaking church in San Fernando, CA pastored by Heber Ticas.

Though Hector had a troubled past, he was turning his life around. He was a first time camper this summer at SEP SoCal, where he surrendered his life to Christ. His mother Angelica Recendiz said that he came home with great peace and joy.

Please pray for Angelica and the rest of Hector’s family, including his sister Adriana, who was admitted to the hospital just before camp suffering from lupus. According to their youth pastor, Hector was a tremendous support to Adriana. He would sleep in the hospital and encourage her with assurance that everything was going to be okay. Three of Hector’s cousins attended camp with him this summer: Reyna Flores, Ernesto Flores and Armando Recendiz.

Cards and words of support can be sent to the family at this address:

Angelica Recendiz
10631 Lindley Ave. #136
Northridge, CA 91326

2 thoughts on “Death of Hector Espinoza”

  1. From Pastor Ticas: Funeral arrangements have been made for Hector Espinoza. Both services are open to everyone.

    The traditional funeral service will take place tomorrow Thursday at around 6:30pm (more like 7:00) at Bastian and Perrot Oswald Mortuary. 18728 Parthenia St. Northridge Ca. 91324. This is a traditional service that is held.

    The actual burial will take place on Friday morning at 10:00am with a small service at the same location. From there we will be driving to Oakwood Cemetery in Chatsworth, where he will be buried.

    Again, on behalf of the family a tremendous thank you, to all the SEP family as the love has been felt. Praise be to our Lord Jesus in whom we have become one.
    Pastor Ticas

  2. Dear Angelica and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, keep you and your family snuggled close in His loving, compassionate and caring arms during this very difficult time of loss, healing and always.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

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