Georgina Peliza passes away

Ecuador, South America Region

Pastor Georgina Peliza Urgiles, 68, had a stroke August 8 and passed away. Her parting was sudden and unexpected.

After the National Pastors’ Retreat held in Salinas from July 31 to August 2, which coincided with her birthday, Pastor Georgina was happy as the pastors sang to her for her birthday on the bus taking them home. When she arrived at her house, congregation members had a surprise birthday party for her. On Tuesday, August 4, Georgina felt an intense headache that made her feel very sick. She became unconscious on the way to the hospital. She never woke up.

Georgina was born August 2, 1947, in the Chunchi region of Chimborazo province, a village 80 miles south of Riobamba, the capital city of the province. At age 17 she married Isidro Ortega Rosero. After 16 years of marriage, she was widowed. Some years later, at the age of 36, Georgina's son Oscar invited her to church as part of a Sunday school project. Georgiana was healed of asthma and gave her life to Christ. 

She had two daughters and four sons — Carmita, Isidro, Santiago, Elena, Holger, and Oscar — and eight great-grandchildren.

Pastor Georgina was a licensed minister on the Ecuador Coast District. She entered the ministry at 53 years of age and faithfully served in the Church of the Nazarene for 15 years in Sunday school ministries, cell groups, and pastoral ministry. She was part of the Central Church of the Nazarene, Cantón Milagro, Province del Guayas, Ecuador. She began a preaching point that she led and developed, which is now the Agua de Vida Church of the Nazarene.

--Church of the Nazarene South America Region