On Sunday, February 21, Eva Cecilia Herrera Rodriguez was awarded the Dr. Beverly R. Lucas Volunteer Service award for February 2021. Eva was nominated by Pastor Geovanny Herrera Chabarria and his wife, Pastora Kalen Valerio, for her work in women’s ministry at Comunidad Cristiana Reconciliación.
A Powerful Story
Eva’s nomination got the attention of our judges because of her testimony of faithfulness when she lost two of her daughters over a two year period. Her example of trust in the Lord had an impact on her family and her faith community. “In the midst of her pain Eva has loved God in an admirable way,” her pastor wrote. “She is the strongest and most tender person at the same time that I have ever known. Her faith in the Lord in the midst of so much pain has remained intact.”
We were witnesses to that faith when we visited Eva’s church in Heredia last Sunday. After receiving the award, Eva spoke about God’s love for her during her time of tremendous suffering. She was joined at the ceremony by her extended family and the members of the church.
Congratulations, Eva! May the Lord continue to use you to reach many with the love and grace of Jesus Christ.