Pastor Carlos Salazar

For those of you who have not heard, Anna’s father, Carlos passed away late Saturday night. We are so thankful for the many emails and calls that we have received and for those asking how they can help.

It has been heartwarming in this difficult time to see and feel the true love and support from all of our family, frends, supporters and Back2Back family around the globe.

Anna and her two sisters (all of whom work with Back2Back as missionaries in Mexico) were able to fly up to Michigan a week ago and spend the last few days together as a family. Kai and I flew up first thing Sunday morning to join the rest of the family.

While we mourn our loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, spiritual leader and mentor, we are rejoicing that he is no longer in pain, and is with his savior whom he loved dearly and could not wait to see.

For those that live near Kalamazoo and have been asking about service location and times, here is the information:

Viewing and Service will be held at Carlos’ church:

Iglesia Misionera Evangelica “Yo Soy”
551 Phelps Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Viewing and the service will be held tomorrow, Wednesday October 31.

Viewing – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Funeral Service – 6:00pm

We have also had many of our supporters, friends and family asking how they can help. What we really need is help with the costs of the funeral.

The Michigan Region of the Missionary church, whom Carlos pastored hispanic congregations and church plants, has graciously opened a Memorial Fund for Carlos.

You can make checks out to Michigan Region, Missionary Church and write in the Memo line of the check: “Carlos Salazar Memorial”

You can then mail the checks to the district office at:

Missionary Church, Michigan Region
1091 Creekwood Trail
Burton, MI 48509

If you would like to donate online, you may do so via Paypal to our account by logging into Paypal and slecting Send Money. Then enter our Paypal email address of and we will pass this along to Anna’s Mom to help with the funeral costs.

Thank you again for all of the prayers, phone calls, email’s, FB messages, comments and texts. We are overwhelmed by your caring hearts and geniune sympathies.

Though these are very difficult days, we are placing our hope in our God whose love never fails, whose faithfulness never falters, whose will and timing is perfect, and whose grace is always sufficient.

If you have any questions about anything or something I may have forgot to mention in this letter, please let us know via email at

Anna’s Dad, Carlos

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