Group killed in Guatemala remembered for service
I just found out about John Carter. I knew him when he came to TN. He was a very
loving person and always made me laugh. He will be sorely missed. My prayers go
out to his family.
I work with John Carters wife Lisa. She is such a wonderful person and I just
want her to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. And John was a
wonderful person and he will be missed dearly.
My wife Camille and I had the pleasure of participating in a CHOICE Humanitarian
expedition with Javier and Walfred a couple summers ago in a tiny Mayan village
in remote Guatemala. When I received the tragic news my mind and heart returned
to this remarkable partnership- their remarkable goodness and warmth. They were
truly examples of the Christian ethics in action and anyone has has ever worked
with them will feel the world a little less bright without them. Our thoughts
and prayers and tears go out to the family and thousands of friends of Walfred
and Javier, as well as others whose lives were lost in this tragedy.
C. Rabanales, I would be very grateful if you would contact me at our offices.
We love family and would like to visit with you.
My daughter is currently on a CHOICE Humanitarian mission in Kenya. When
informed of the Guatamalan tragedy, she helped translate in Spanish the
communications of CHOICE leaders and the victims' family. I am grateful she
could help out in a small way, both for those in Kenya and for those in
Guatamala. Our hearts go out to the those victims and their families of this
I am deeply touched,impressed, and grateful for all the love and respect shown
toward my brother Javier and his dear wife, Walfred. They indeed were a great
couple. I thank all of you for your support.It is not an exaggeration when
David Woolley states that thousands of people were at the funeral. I was
overwhelmed to see many people who traveled so much, like brother Santiago, from
Polochic, to pay his last respect to his dear friends. Also, the serenity,
peace of mind, and courage shown by my nephews, Josue and Daniel, and my niece,
Laura, are a testimony that they understand what their parents taught them about
God's plan in a profound and real sense. We are working towards our going
back to normal life. But actually, our lives will never be normal again after
seeing what a great impact a couple of dedicated humans can do.
I don't know anything about these people, but one look at their picture tells me
the world just lost an outstanding couple. Thanks Deseret News for the great
picture and article.
Thank you for including Javier and Walfred in this article. They touched many
people's lives here in the United States. They too were CHOICE employees.
Thank you Deseret News for keeping us posted about the Rabanales. All of us who
knew them have been richly blessed by their examples.I posted a
short tribute to them at davidgwoolley dot blogspot dot com to honor them and to
keep those of us who are touched by this loss informed on details for a planned
memorial service in remembrance of their lives and their work.Thousands of people attenend the viewing Monday in Guatemala City and many
natives from the remote highlands made the arduous fourteen hour drive to the
capital to pay their respects and honor this couple who for so many years gave
them hope for a brighter, self-reliant future.God bless you Javier
and Walfred. So many people miss you.
In this crash, the one in Moab and the one near Blanding, all the people killed
and injured were good, caring, decent people who went out of their way to help
others. While we know their families and friends are bearing a loss we can
hardly contemplate, the world is a lesser place because of their absence, and
therefore we all have suffered a loss.We all owe a debt of gratitude
to those people, and many others, who go out of their way to make a difference
in people's lives and circumstances.