New volunteer center for missing 6 year old
Photo: Video by kgun9.com
Reporter: Craig Smith
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - There's a new expression of hope for the family of six year old Isabel Celis who has been missing for almost three months.
On Broadway near Craycroft, Christian Faith Fellowship is the new home of the volunteer center where they work to keep Isabel Celis in the public eye to help bring her home safe.
Becky Celis says she'd rather keep a low profile, but knows focusing attention may help bring her daughter home.
"In the end it almost feels like the prayers will bring her home, you know. I keep thinking and I'm like what is it, what is it? Maybe it's not gonna be the police. Maybe it's gonna be some little angel out there that's gonna say, 'You know what? I saw Isabel and that right one is gonna bring her home.">
The church is the third home for the volunteer center. The first was a canopy out in the heat and the weather. The second, was in a private school near the Celis house. A lot of the volunteers have come from Christian Faith Fellowship. Now the church has volunteered space for the new volunteer center.
KGUN9 reporter Craig Smith asked Pastor Dave Dahlberg: "Does this fit the mission of a church?"
Pastor Dahlberg: "Absolutely. Jesus said he would leave the 99 to find the one and that's what it's all about, right?"
Volunteers have already made sure it's hard to go anywhere in Tucson without seeing Isabel's face.
Craig Smith asked Becky Celis: "What's it like for you when you're just going through your daily life and, there she is, everywhere you look? Becky Celis: "it hurts and at the same time, I'm grateful. I don't know if that makes sense. It hurts to see her out there because, I don't want her to be out there. I want her to just be home. But it's great to see that people have kept putting her picture out there because that means more people are aware that she is missing and that they'll keep their eyes open for her."
The new location could help keep the high profile they hope for. It's certainly on a busy road where a lot of eyes could see any additional signs they put up, and they are looking into putting more signs about Isabel where they're easy to see from the road.