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Carmen's Story

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The difference in the children's behavior was evident not just to their mothers but to the entire community of Nuevo Jerusalén in Alto Trujillo, Peru. "I have seen how God has blessed these children in every way and how He has been faithful in my life. He has surprised us since we began working here in Nueva Jerusalén," Carmen says excitedly.

Carmen works with 25 children whose parents are so thankful for her willingness to work with their children and tell them about God's love. "God has given me so much love for them," Carmen says.

Carmen's StoryAt 54 years old, Carmen feels full of energy. She knows it is the passion and love God gave her for this area that has been the motivation to overcome her fears and bring the Good News to the precious children of the community.

Carmen attended a church planter training with Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) where she learned how Jesus planted the truth of God's Word on the earth. "I am doing the same," she says.

Through the children, Carmen planted a church in the community called Manatial de Agua Viva (Fountain of Living Water). She is looking for someone to train and mentor to take over the leadership of the church—she desires to plant more communities of faith in other areas.

Carmen began working with just 25 children. Knowing about God's love for them has changed these children so much that the community has taken notice. Someone donated a plot of land to Carmen to build a church so they can move out of the house they are borrowing and into their own worship space. Carmen predicts the change will continue to sweep through the community and that 5,000 members of the community will be impacted by the families of the children God has given Carmen.

Hassan's Story

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Hassan was greatly respected among his tribe. His grandmother was the Tatoga tribe's "prophet" and he was next in line. Even though he is only in his early twenties, he was being prepared to take on the responsibilities of a tribal leader.

Hassan's StoryYusuph Emmanuel, Multiplication Network Ministries' Africa Database Administrator, visited Tanzania in early January 2015 and met Hassan. Yusuph shared the gospel with him and Hassan was astonished by what he heard. "I have been serving Satan my whole life!" he exclaimed. "I do not like it but I also don't know how I can set myself free. I need Jesus!"

Two weeks later, as a young Christian, Hassan is being persecuted for his new faith in Jesus. His family is threatening to disown him. A group of radicals in his tribe are trying to persuade him to renounce his faith.

When Yusuph asked him about it, Hassan said, "I am already seeing the Lord's goodness in all this. No matter what happens to me, I know where my hope and future lie."

Please join us in prayer for Hassan as his life radically changes as he grows to know Jesus more. Pray for a continued closeness to the Lord, freedom from sin and pray for wisdom as he shares this journey with those around him.

Walter's Story

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When Walter's father first attended a Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) training, he returned to Neuquén, Argentina and enthusiastically shared what he had learned with Walter.

Walter's Story

That was in early 2011 and a few months later, Walter's father invited him and his wife Romina to go through the MNM church planter training as well. They accepted without hesitation—they had been receiving a call to begin a new church in their city of Catriel.

As they went through the modules, Walter and Romina gained a better understanding of how to plant a healthy church in their community. They were asked to create a vision statement for the church they wanted to plant. Walter says that God used this as a challenge to really understand their location and what they wanted their church to be.

Walter and Romina realized Catriel was going through a population boom and worked hard to begin a church as soon as possible. "It was a clear call from God to begin," Walter says.

They presented the idea of a church to the director of a middle school because they needed a place to host the meetings. "He told us it would be a pleasure if we would use the building. He trusted us with a set of keys to have access to the school without having to rely on any school personnel. With a confirmed location for our meetings, we went through all the neighborhoods around the school inviting everyone to the opening of the new church."

On Sunday, December 9, 2012, the church had its inaugural service in the school. Every weekend since then, they have preached God's Word. From that moment of planting the church, Walter says the Lord has surprised them—they now have a consistent group that is committed to the vision of the church.

Every Thursday, they have a prayer group and a praise and worship meeting on Sundays. This two-year-old church plant is focused on the good of the family and sharing messages on marriage. They have recently developed games to engage the children and adolescents. The growth of the church has been strengthened because of the small groups that meet during the week.

Walter, Romina and their children Felipe, Nicanor and Loida, are thankful for the opportunity to become involved in this work with God's help.

"To have MNM's material means the road to planting a church is marked. Starting the new church has cost us, but since the beginning, God has been with us and we have clearly seen we are in His will," Walter shares.

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