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'Jesus, he died for us': Texas shooting victim shared gospel on social media before she died

by Kelly Valencia
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Ellie Garcia, a child killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas last week, is being remembered for sharing the gospel on social media. 

Her father, Steven Garcia, posted a video on Facebook showing the 9-year-old daughter talking about Jesus on TikTok. 

"Hey, guys. I just wanted to give you a little catchup," Ellie Garcia can heard saying.

"Jesus. He died for us. So when we die, we'll be up there with Him," she continued. "In my room, I have three pictures of him."

Ellie would have turned 10 on 4th June.

In a later post, Garcia talked about his daughter's faith and how she liked to pray. He accompanied the post with a picture of her in her bedroom with her hands folded in prayer. 

"She prayed every night out loud so we can pray with her," Garcia explained.

"I remember this day we had just bought the lamp that is on and she wanted to sleep with it on so she aired up her air mattress gave us a hug and kiss and went to pray as mom made treats in the kitchen!!! These memories are all I have left."

The shooting left 19 children and two teachers dead. 

Ellie's family have set up a GoFundMe page to help the parents and their four daughters - more than $130,000 has been raised so far. 

In a statement, the family said: "She will never be forgotten we will always remember our ramen noodle girl forever!!!! We appreciate all of our family, friends, surrounding communities and everyone across the world for all the love & prayers our family has been receiving. We appreciate everyone's donation during our time of need... please keep our family in your prayers as we have long days ahead of us."

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