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Sara and José Miñán’s Memorial Service, Live-Stream, Redeemer Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 5th at 11AM

Sara and José Miñán’s memorial service is Saturday, December 5th at 11:00AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church (1500 W. Anderson Lane) in Austin, Texas. There will be a live-stream of the service at Sara was a teacher at Redeemer Lutheran School.

A Memorial Service Program can be viewed and downloaded at:

All attendees will be required to wear a face mask and sit in household groups or as individuals physically-distanced by about six feet. Their auditorium will be able to accommodate about 200 people with these restrictions. They will also make available an overflow room for another 100 people, should that be needed.

On Tuesday, November 24th, José and Sara were in a fatal auto accident over the Thanksgiving holiday. These dear Hopites are greatly missed already and we are grieving this deep loss to our church family. Sara and José loved to talk about Jesus, sharing their faith in person and online. No one can remember these two without seeing a smile on their faces or a look of concern for other’s difficulties. And laughter, much laughter was heard in our years with them.

Our two faithful friends served us whole-heartedly and cheerfully. Sara worked in both the HopeKids’ Ministry and with the Women of Hope; José was part of the Men of Hope and told his story of following to Jesus for Hope’s book, Reset. They were behind-the-scene servants in many other ways and served the Lord Jesus Christ and Hope Chapel well.

They leave behind their two beloved sons, Eli and Ander, in whom they took great joy, and families both in the USA and Spain. We are praying for comfort for all of them.

Though we are left behind for now, we know as José’s Facebook page said, “Follow Jesus,” and they have and are now with Him.

Donations can be made at through Realm. In the Fund drop down menu, choose, “EAM Benevolence.” All the funds will go to the estate supporting the boys.

Links coming soon where you can upload video (1080p or less) and written messages, as well as, photos for their sons. Make sure to add how you know the Miñáns, “Hi, I’m…and I know your parents from….”

Video or write down a memory. Remind us of how funny José was, how clever Sara would be when discussing ethical issues of the day, what José’s work ethic for his business was, how Sara loved teaching, times you spent with any or all of them, meaningful conversations, parties and celebrations, general life. Can you remember something José or Sara said to you about Eli or Ander?

Collect your photos and we’ll have a place for you to upload them for the boys to keep throughout their lives. Captioning photos of when, where, and who’s in the photos will be helpful when they look at them now and in the future.