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Carmen's Story - Venezuela

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Carmen's StoryAs a young child in San José de Tarugua, Venezuela, Carmen was curious about what the priest was reading from during mass. She wanted to know more about God but didn’t have her own Bible until she was 18 and bought one from a Jehovah’s Witness friend.

But she was unsettled by what she was told and what she read. “They did not sit well in my heart,” Carmen says. She decided to look for and compare other versions of the Bible. “I was curious because there were many differences between what the Jehovah's Witnesses said and what I found in the Catholic Bible or the Evangelical Bible," she says.

In those moments of seeking the truth, Carmen went through a separation with her husband and started to feel an emptiness and sadness inside her.

Carmen was invited to a church that was being planted near her area. When she arrived, she wanted to share what was happening to her but fear prevented her from doing so. However, her situation worsened and the emptiness in her heart was getting bigger.

“I talked to someone at the church and he told me it was God who could help me. When I started to go to church, it removed much of the emptiness and I felt a lot of peace,” says Carmen.

For her, accepting Jesus into her life as her Savior and finding a place where she could receive encouragement has changed her life. Carmen has opened the doors of her home so more people can hear the gospel and have peace in the midst of circumstances like she experienced.

Francisco's Story - Spain

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Francisco's StoryFrancisco is grateful to have received the church planter training provided by Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM). He is a student of the first group of leaders receiving the training through his denomination in Córdoba, Spain.

“I thank God for what the church planter training with MNM has meant for my life,” Francisco says.

He was so impressed with the passion he saw in the leadership team as they taught the material. “Seeing them so convinced themselves has helped me to have more confidence in the whole training. I consider the modules to be extraordinary resources.”

Francisco is responsible for the pioneering work that the church of Betesda of Córdoba is planting in the village of Villarrubia. His pastor Angel Bea supports his vision.

“We are a small group but active in the call that the Lord has made to each one of us,” Francisco shares. One of their activities is to go out to eat together and spend time with friends while at the same time sharing the gospel.

“I want to thank the MNM team in Spain, not only for what they have taught me... Our vision has been expanded and enriched,” Francisco shares.

“Thank you for everything and your prayers for this group so that we do not cease in our efforts to continue sowing. May the Lord bless you.”

Benedicte's Story - Togo

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Benedicte's StoryBenedicte Waki lives in Togo and was raised in a religious family. She went to church but didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. After finishing high school, Benedicte went to college and also was studying to be a tailor. She met a young man who went to church too and they began to date. After some time, she realized she was pregnant.

“I told him of the pregnancy and he abandoned me and ran away, leaving me to care for myself and the unborn baby,” Benedicte says. “Even his parents denied me and requested never to see me again. Life became difficult and very unbearable.”

Alone and in a difficult situation, Benedicte began to consider suicide. The day she planned to commit suicide, she was walking around searching for how to do it and she arrived at Yvette’s house, her tutor in tailoring. “Upon arriving, I met a man who was sharing the gospel with her. The man turned to me and began to talk to me too. He even quoted Scripture that spoke to me specifically without him knowing what I intended to do,” Benedicte says.

The man was Kavegue, a church planter trained through Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM). Benedicte shared her story with him and he told her more about Jesus.

“I felt relieved in my spirit and had hope in myself again. I desired to know more of God—if He could deliver me from committing suicide then I knew He had more for me.” Kavegue led Benedicte to accept Jesus into her life. With this newfound hope and relationship with Jesus, Benedicte is now living into her new identity as a child of God.


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