June 8, 1951 – December 7, 2020
Josefina L. Martinez Blanco Sanchez was born on June 8, 1951, in Barcelona, Spain. She trusted Christ as her Savior at the age of 15, and later married Alejandro Sanchez on December 26, 1971. They had two children, Damaris and Samuel.
When the LORD began working in Bro. Sanchez’s heart about the ministry, Mrs. Fina testified that she “felt peace and knew it was the answer. Since that time, it has been my goal to serve the Lord by helping in my husband’s ministry, and to be a God-filled wife and mother.” The Sanchez family came to the United States, where they attended Foundations Bible College. They then returned to Spain, where they served in a pastorate for several years. They also served in Christian camps and colleges, as well as in a printing ministry.
During this time period, they became acquainted with several World Wide missionaries serving in Spain. The LORD led them to join WWNTBM in 1997, and they returned to the US to raise support to enable them to start churches throughout Spain. They were sent out by Trinity Baptist Church in Wilson, NC, which at the time was pastored by Robert Winstead, a founding board member of WWNTBM.
Mrs. Fina was actively involved in teaching ladies and young people. A favorite ministry each summer was to serve in the kitchen at camp. She is remembered for her quick smile and sweet spirit. In addition to her other responsibilities, she was the primary caregiver for their handicapped son, Samuel.
On December 7, Mrs. Fina passed away peacefully at home, and was ushered into the throne room, there to enjoy the presence of her LORD for eternity. She is survived by her husband Alejandro, daughter Damaris (& Nathan) Kirkpatrick, son Samuel, and eight grandchildren. Please keep the Sanchez family in your prayers.
“The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: and they shall see his face;”