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It is with great sadness that I am writing to share with you the passing of Pastor Fabian Castillo of Tocomacho, Honduras.

Pastor Fabian was killed this past Friday evening while walking home from church.  His wife Carlota Ruiz Castillo, son and two grandchildren were with him at the time.  They are all safe at home now.

Pastor Fabian was a true pioneer in the Kingdom of God.  As one of only two Garifuna pastors of the Church of God in all of Honduras, Fabian was making a huge impact in his community.  I first met Fabian when we visited Tocomacho in 2006.  At that time the church building was simply a floor and roof.  This year in August we visited again and the church building was fully complete.  It was beautiful site.  

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Fabian had begun to work on building a larger block home for his family and to host other potential Garifuna pastors and leaders.  His current house was a traditional adobe type home.  This block house would be much more secure and spacious.  

I remember sharing a meal and impromptu Bible study with Pastor Fabian while sitting under a huge tree at his home.  He was a man of peace and compassion for his people.  He has pastored in Tocomacho for many years.  His life and presence in this Garifuna populated area of Honduras will be sorely missed.  

I am encouraged simply by the fact that today he is face to face with his Lord Jesus  I know that through Pastor Nahun (Fabian’s friend and mentor) and the others touched by Pastor Fabian’s life that the work for the Kingdom of God in Tocomacho will continue.  

Our desire at Connect Global is to first of all lift up his wife Carlota Ruiz Castillo, their children and grandchildren in prayer.  And secondly to find a way to finish the construction of their house.  Please join us in prayer for the comfort of this family.

Thank you for your partnership with Connect Global and your prayers for all the Garifuna in Honduras.  God bless you.

Travis, Gina, Javier & Danielle
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”    But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:55, 57 NIV)