Friday, January 05, 2007

Founder of Lutheran church, Dr. Robert Gussick, dies

The Rev. Dr. Robert F. Gussick passed away on January 4, 2007. Rev. Gussick was a minister from Wisconsin who founded the Lutheran church in El Salvador and elsewhere in Central America. In 1947, Gussick began his mission work in Guatemala and El Salvador, facilitating the creation of valuable educational resources and providing comprehensive theological training that qualified many local candidates to be ordained as Lutheran pastors, or to serve as lay leaders While serving as the Executive Director of Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry (LBCM) from 1971 to 1982, Gussick led a holistic outreach to the people of Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico. Gussick’s wife, Ruth Yunghans Gussick, participated fully in his distinguished ministry career. They have two daughters, Carol Felsch and Mary Lohrbach.

Rev. Gussick's ministry lives on in the thriving Lutheran churches in the region.

5 comments:

Indira said...

lider en la destruccion y confusion de las culturas nativas centroamericanas...dios lo tenga a fuego manso.

El-Visitador said...

"how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace." ---Paul of Tarsus

Requiescat in pace.

Anonymous said...

Indira, en eso si que no te puedo comentar absolutamente nada, porque me parece fuera de que el Señor me permite, presumir a quien lo va a tener a fuego manso, y quien a quien va a rostizar a torcha ardiente. Lo único es que en los evangelios nos exhortan a rezar por las almas de los difuntos, si en verdad nos interesan las cosas de Señor.

Anonymous said...

Que falta de respeto ahy siempre en nuestra comunidad verdad? yo tampoco considero que dios permita indira que usted por sus palabras de fuego manso llegue a encontrar paz y armonia en su corazon eso suena de estilo muy vengador y por eso el pais salvadoreno sigue tan mal por gente con tanta ingnorancia y vengadora. Con mucho respeto al Dr. Robert Gussick y que todo el trabajo que el iso por su pueblo no sea en vano ahy que seguir asiendo mas obras buenas que malas que descanse en paz siempre estara en la mamoria del pueblo.

Kimberlae said...

Pastor Gussick was my teacher. As a young adult I worked as a youth counselor in TiaJuana Lutheran Baja California Mission. Later Bob talked me into serving on the board. Pastor Gussick taught me to allow people to make their own mistaskes on their journey with Christ and to work myself out of a job so that the work will continue. My life has always been blessed due to the impact of this Godly man. Kimberlae Houk.