Elder Olga Durazo
Drawn to the atmosphere of love, family and vision of "Live to Bless Others", Olga began attending South Bay around 2008. She has served as greeter, deaconess, elder, Pathfinder counselor and Share Him Coordinator, and currently serves as nutrition distribution coordinator and assistant head elder. A prayer warrior at heart, she also oversees and supports the South Bay Prayer Team. Olga has been married 46 years to her high school sweetheart Manuel, from whom she first heard the Sabbath truth and of the SDA Church. She is mother of two, daughter Veronica, and a son Gilbert, grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of two boys, and spiritual "mom" to several. Olga retired from public schools as a Special Ed. Instructional Assistant; Now working full-time for our Lord Jesus. She enjoys reading, gardening, biking and art, however, her greatest joy comes from serving God and blessing others by making a positive impact in their lives, and pointing them to Jesus. Two of her favorite Bible verses are: Proverbs 3:5,6 and Philippians 4:13, because we can trust in God always and completely, and draw strength from Jesus in and through all circumstances.