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Empower Leaders in Latin America

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Jose's StoryJosé Raúl Galvis is a pastor in Colombia. He is the second generation of pastors in his family. He knew he was called to plant new churches and help existing churches become healthy—but how?

Then José was invited to participate in MNM’s training!

José was able to attend and complete Mission to Multiply, the church planter training provided by you through Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM). Since then José has learned how to help the fellowship of believers he leads to become healthier.

José learned how to accomplish what he was called to do during MNM’s training.

God opened the door for José’s entire denomination in Colombia to partner with MNM. Together they have discovered there is a new world of opportunities before them. Through this partnership, God is directing the calling He has given José and now that call can be fully realized. 

“By His grace, we are now developing a vision in our denomination of empowering and awakening the hearts of people in many other churches,” says José. Also, Bible schools and seminaries are now using MNM materials to teach biblically-based church planting in a healthy way. This is helping new healthy churches to be planted in Colombia.

José thanks God that he can work with MNM. “We find people with passionate hearts to serve Jesus and train them to begin a new fellowship of believers in their community. There are challenges, but there are also ways to overcome them,” says José. He is convinced of what Jesus says— “I tell you...I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it” (Matthew 16:18, NIV 1984). Even though there are problems and opposition, José and those in his denomination now understand and put into practice the training and tools God has given to them for church planting. This happens through your giving to MNM. “We can move forward and achieve what God wants,” says José.

José tells many stories of those transformed through his ministry after receiving the MNM training. “What we do is plant churches and see lives changed,” says José. They have witnessed firsthand the Kingdom of God being made known as people are trained, discipled, and developed.

God is changing hearts through YOU in Latin America.

Today the eternal destiny of entire families is in the balance in Latin America. Without a fellowship of believers in their neighborhood, some people will become gang members, robbers, criminals, and drug addicts. There are daily struggles for them to face in dangerous places but God changes the hearts of people despite their circumstances. José’s life is completely transformed and he is making plans for his future serving the Lord.

When you give to MNM, the light of the gospel brings hope, change, and transformation in the lives of people, even to a discouraged pastor.

Will you please help today?

Laura's Story - Panama

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LauraLaura Quiñonez has served for many years in different ministries at her church in Agua Dulce, Panama and has been involved in several ministerial roles within her denomination.

Laura says she always felt a call to serve others and fulfill the Great Commission. One of the opportunities she has had to carry out this call has been the invitation to be a Church Planting Coordinator for the central provinces of Panama.

In this role, Laura has had the opportunity to use the church planter training provided by you through Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) to instruct church planters and multipliers of her denomination in these provinces.

Laura enjoys this work. “It is one of the Lord’s commands to seek souls to be saved and through healthy churches we can carry out this mandate,” she says.

For her it has been a unique experience to receive the tools and resources from MNM and to be able to equip workers who go out into the field. “The local worker is trained so he can use and look for his own tools to expand the Kingdom of heaven," she says.

Laura knows there is much still to be done but she assures that this is a beginning and they are have been strengthened and are encouraging the planting of healthy churches among the pastors of the local churches so they get involved and send more workers to the harvest.

Carlos' Story - Panama

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CarlosPanamaCarlos Belgrave started as a church planter in the area of Antón, Panama a year ago. After he received training from Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM), he visited the people in the community and began to share the gospel with them.

“At the beginning it was a great challenge to reach the area. We only met 3 people and it seemed that planting a church was impossible,” Carlos says.

Carlos persevered in his work and the people began to get to know him. Now he has a good-sized group and a place where the families can meet together to praise God.

The vision of planting new churches has been a great motivation for Carlos’ denomination. Carlos is now a church planting coordinator for the Church of God in Panama.

“We have been able to instruct and train many church planters,” he says.

Because of his personal experience in planting a church, Carlos can now teach others and share his own knowledge.

“Personally, the process of planting churches has been wonderful, and I thank God for making me part of this process.”

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