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Presbyterian Missionary in El Salvador Shot

Date 04 May 1996 15:23:06


           Presbyterian Missionary in El Salvador Shot 
     The Rev. Alejandro Hernandez, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission 
worker in El Salvador, was shot in the jaw Feb. 2 in San Salvador while 
attending a Salvadoran Lutheran Synod youth event. Hernandez works in 
pastoral ministry with a Lutheran community in the Chalatenango area of the 
     Hernandez is in stable condition after reconstructive jaw surgery and 
is able to communicate by writing notes.  The Worldwide Ministries Division 
(WMD) is in daily contact with Hernandez and his family, according to Julia 
Ann Moffett, WMD coordinator for Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. 
     The reason for the attack is not known, though church and police 
officials suspect it was a car-jacking attempt.  The Lutheran Church is 
prodding the police to conduct a thorough investigation of the matter. 

For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
  phone 502-569-5504            fax 502-569-8073  
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