Domingo Ajanel stepped into eternity with his Lord and Savior after a lengthy battle with and complications from diabetes on October 10.

Even while in ailing health and unable to see, Domingo never stopped bringing people closer to Christ. On October 10, Domingo invited friends over to his home where the joined him singing praises to his Lord Jesus Christ. After the service, he rested on his bed and woke up with Christ.

He was 48 years old and is survived by his wife and their seven children ages 12 to 24.  He will be deeply missed. Please pray for his family as they mourn his loss and carry on his legacy.

Domingo was one of the early graduates from ASELSI’s extension program graduating with the first class in Nebaj in 1998. He continued training through all four levels of ASELSI’s Bible education program and was the first to graduate from ASELSI’s bridge program with an accredited degree from Mariano Gálvez University.

He served as the regional coordinator for ASELSI’s extension training program in the Ixil Triangle and was a key promoter of expanding ASELSI’s programs in the Nebaj region. Domingo left a legacy in Nebaj as an example of a father, student, teacher, friend, and pastor to the 11 churches he supervised in the region, the dozens of students under his care, and the many people he inspired to study and live God’s Word.

During his funeral the street was filled with people who came to honor and remember his life and legacy.

According to long-time friend and co-worker in the ministry Dr. Mike McComb, the funeral was well attended with representatives from many churches, the community and people who knew Domingo.

“There was sadness for the family,” McComb said, “But it was a celebration of a life well lived for the Lord.”  

Domingo’s legacy of Bible training among the Ixil people will not end, but those he trained up will continue training others.

II Timothy 2:2 “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

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 ASELSI has been ministering and training leaders like Domingo in the Guatemalan Highlands and across the Americas since the late 1990s. To find out more of this work, click here.