Rosenda Lemus and her mother, Berta de Lemus, were shot and killed near the elementary school in the Paradise neighborhood. Berta is Joel Lemus’s mother, too. Rosenda and Berta lived on the edge of the Ratonera (Literally “the Rats’ Nest”) neighborhood across from the soccer stadium we built. Rosenda leaves behind three teenage girls, Katherine 16, Valery 14, and Genesis 12 Nunfio. The girls were all in the Karate class at some point. (Joel daughter, Astrid is also part of karate class.) The girls’ father abandoned the family years ago and has never returned.
A young boy of about 10 years of age is the one that fired the shots. He did it as an initiation to get into the gang. The two women were totally unaware of the attack and didn’t provoke it in anyway.
Pray for the family through this tragic loss.
Pray for us as we minister to the family.
Pray for wisdom in finding a safe and adequate solution to help the girls for the future.
Pray for the girls’ safety and that they won’t fall victims to the gangs.
Please share this with those in your circle of friends that may know the families.
Coveting your prayers,
Nathan and Claudia