Celebrating the life of Onix Flores.

Stand Firm After The Battle…

A short testimony celebrating the life of Onix Flores.

Last Sunday, as I was making sure to be on time to church, I was anxious because I wanted to support my friend and pastor, Mizael, in this time of mourning but was not sure how I could. On Thursday night, I got the news that Onix Flores died in Chicago. Onix was Mizael´s Older sister and I know that she and Mizael were very close.

Since early in her life, Onix was fighting against a sickness that was making all her muscles get weak to the point of not being able to use them. Despite this sickness, she impacted many lives in many ways throughout her life, until her dying day, when her body here on Earth stopped working. We know that her legacy will live on through so many here on Earth shaped by her love, smile, beautiful artwork, determination, and encouraging words.

 I personally met Onix in 2009. I had heard a lot of stories of how she refused to be sad about her circumstances, and how people would get encouraged just by talking to her. I experienced that sensation every time I had the opportunity to talk to her. Now, even when she is no longer here on Earth with us, she still influences us through her life.
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When I did make it to church last Sunday, Mizael preached a sermon that is one of the best I’ve ever heard. I was expecting tears, unfinished words, and a very emotional time from Mizael. It actually was a very emotional time, but not in the way I was expecting. The passage was based on Ephesians 6:10-13, on winning the battles that we face, or the enemies we fight with, by wearing all the armor of God and stand firm after the battle. Mizael used this passage to encourage us with the life of Onix, as she lived her life for Christ.

I feel proud to say that I met such a Godly person; and more proud that we can honor her at La Providencia by having a building named after her. The Onix Center is used at La Providencia to feed people, hold conferences, parties, and school programs—what a great way to keep doing the work that Onix was doing during her life in this world.

I am sharing this experience with you, so you can stand firm after the battle just like Onix did throughout her life.

If you want to send flowers or a gift to the family, they are asking that you instead make a donation to a fund set up to help with the hospital and funeral costs, which are about $20,000. If you want to help in this way, please visit https://www.youcaring.com/the-flores-and-gonzales-family-596461.

With love from Siguatepeque,

Douglas Barahona

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