There is a saying among many Christians in Ecuador that it is very difficult to share the gospel with older adults. They are deeply rooted in their traditional beliefs and rarely are they willing to listen to the gospel. But the reality is different in Salamina, Ecuador.
María was trained with Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) on how to plant a healthy church and Jaime and Beatriz are examples of God's faithfulness in this community as a result. This elderly couple believes it is never too late for Word of God to speak to the deepest part of a person.
For Jaime, it was very special to hear about Christ from María and is even more grateful that there is a place where he can continue learning.
"I like to come to worship services because it is a light in my life and God takes away all the weight I had in my soul—I feel liberated," he says. Jaime reads the Bible and his heart fills with happiness.
God's blessings have been evident in their home as well. For a few years, he had left Beatriz, but he learned he should return to her. "Beatriz let me come back and I renewed my vows to her."
Beatriz is thankful for the change she has seen in their son and for a church in her community. "That is where I meet God and we continue forward together. My husband and I are excited to be following this path."
Jaime and Beatriz' testimony is just one of thousands of lives being impacted by the Holy Spirit. Maria is confident that every Bible study is planting the Word of God and in time it will bring a great harvest.