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Aug 04

First Immokalee Chaplain

Armando Ortegon is our first Amigos Center Chaplain. Since the retirement of Rev. Lomba last March, we no longer have a full-time pastor in Immokalee.  Our Immokalee staff felt the need to create the position of volunteer chaplain to help fill that void.  The Chaplain is responsible for providing spiritual services to the clients of Immokalee Amigos Center.  The chaplain connects the spiritual services of our Immokalee Lutheran Church with the social services of Amigos Center by actively engaging and listening to the patrons of Amigos Center in a Christ like manner.  The Chaplain offers both group and individual prayer to our clients, staff and volunteers.   Born in Colombia, Armando has no problem communicating with the many Hispanics who come into our center.  Armando is in charge of our Marriage Enrichment ministry in Bonita Springs and is one of Pastor Selle’s advanced theology students. In the near future we expect to also have a Haitian Chaplain serving along side of Armando.  This will be a important since about a third of our clients are Haitian.

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