I am pretty bad at good byes. I don’t like them, I hate saying good bye and it may come across as…well…that I am being a jerk…I’m not…I just don’t like good byes.

We are spending our last morning in San Angelo…and it is a bittersweet moment. San Angelo and our home church (Christian Faith Center) have been such a great place for the Ortiz Family. I was telling my Lead Pastor the other day that our 2.5 years here have been a time of peace, a time of ministry learning in a safe environment, and I am so grateful.

Our Lead Pastor’s Todd and Shelly Nelson have been nothing but encouraging and our biggest cheerleaders from day one. They live what they preach. What you see is what you get…and what you get is a power couple that truly loves the body of Christ and aims to see the local church follow their calling/purpose in life. Working at the church I can tell you that they are the real deal. They love and care about their staff and their members. I cannot say enough about them. If you are ever in San Angelo or move there…this is the church that you should go to.

So THANK YOU Pastor Todd and Shelly! Thank you for all that you have done for the Ortiz family, we are truly thankful and grateful sitting under your leadership.

CFC student parents, thank you for trusting us to pour into your students, we love them and a bit of our heart will be in San Angelo with them.

CFC Church, thank you for your support and encouragement. You have no idea how much that means to us. We will miss all of you. Thank you for loving our kids, thank you for loving us, thank you!


Alyssa, Amanda, THE JAIME!, KODA BEAR, Andres, Sam, Natalie, Mark “don’t be” Hasty, Dillon, The Cortez’s, The Kirk’s, The Moore’s, The Vogt’s, Brittany, Christy, Josh, Drew, Tricia, Pablo, Rodrigo, Leighanna, Zak, Brandon, Miranda, Kirstin, Shelby, JESUS.

WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

And JP…

I am so proud of you bro…you have know idea…so proud. You have grown up and learned so much. Keep that servant’s heart… I LOVE YOU MAN!

Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


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