Mar. 11, 2021
SACRAMENTO — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian
Leadership Conference (NHCLC), releases the following statement in reaction to the passing of
evangelist Luis Palau:
 “When I think of how to describe Luis Palau, the first thing that comes to mind is his joy. His
radiant smile, his enthusiasm, his energy came from a deep love for Jesus and a passion for
sharing grace and truth with anyone who would listen. 
“Although Luis would not desire to glorify himself, we celebrate his faithfulness: because of his
obedience over a lifetime, more than 1 billion people around the world have heard the Gospel.
“Luis has received the victor’s crown, the ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’ from his Savior.
Though he is rejoicing in heaven, he will be sorely missed here. His friendship and mentorship
meant more to me than words can adequately express. My prayers are with the Palau family in
this difficult time.”


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