On Christmas Day, an East Texas pastor died while rescuing a child who was drowning in Costa Rica.

According to family, Kelly Clarke of New Covenant Church rescued a little boy who was drowning when he passed away. The boy survived the the incident.

Our Beloved Kelly Clarke went home to be with the Lord

yesterday (Christmas Day). He and his family were in Costa Rica doing misionary work sharing the love of Christ to the tribes.  He passed away saving the life of another christian.  Your help and support to bring the family home for burial services will be greatly appreciated.  May God bless each and every one of you!

Clarke and his family were in Costa Rica doing missionary work, according to the GoFundMe page that has been set up to bring his body back to Texas.