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US pastor dies rescuing 5 teens in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- American pastor Joshua Stephen Wesson fulfilled the scripture “The good shepherd lays down his life for his flock” last Friday when he drowned, but not before rescuing five teens who were swept away by the sudden riptide at Punta del Muerto  beach Villa Vásquez, Montecristi province (northwest).

The pastor, 39, of El Faro Baptist Church, located in the Maximo Gomez subdivision in Santo Domingo North, was remembered last Sunday a memorial service by the congregation which he founded seven years ago,

Wesson decided to settle in the country with his wife and four children five years ago, was rendered an emotional farewell in which his family, church members and residents of the community were present.

His remains will be transferred to the United States this week for burial.

The prelate had led a group of 12 teens aged between 12 and 16 and nine adults taking part in a summer Bible class, which included handicrafts and recreational games. This year´s camp was dubbed “Journey to the unexplored.”

More than 20 people took in the latest of the five-day summer camps organized by the church when around noon decided to enjoy a swim at the beach.

Source: DT

August 12, 2015

Category: DR News |

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