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Alexandra's Story

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Planting a church in a new area takes vision. It takes planning, intention and a lot of work. Alexandra is on the visioning team with her home church to plant a community of believers in Pedro Carbo, Ecuador. Her determined character is softened by her kindness and her smile.

Alexandra's Story

When Alexandra met the Lord a few years ago, she decided she would seek to serve Him in all the ways she could. Presently, this means spreading the gospel in Pedro Carbo.

"In this area, the people are very idolatrous and even though there are churches here, not everyone has heard about God," Alexandra says.

The process is difficult. Many people are wary of the gospel and close themselves off to its saving power. There are a few who do listen to Alexandra when she shares and they come to the Bible studies. However, there seems to be a disconnect between what they learning and how they are living their lives.

Despite this, Alexandra has not become discouraged. God is changing the community and she can see it in small ways.

"When I first came here, there were people who knew God but they had drifted away. Other people who went to the church felt shut off and could not see the work they could be doing," Alexandra says. "Now all of them know we meet every Friday at a certain house. We also have meetings in the park so people can hear the Word of God."

Alexandra received church planter training with Multiplication Network Ministries and learned how to motivate those already attending the church. She shows them the potential they have for impacting their community if they share the gospel with their neighbors.

In addition to this, Alexandra prepares the teachings for each Bible study meeting. She knows not to do this alone as that would hinder the growth and multiplication of the church. She involves others so they can learn how to lead their own groups and disciple others.

Alexandra has a vision of growing God's Church in this area. She is sure God will do great things in the lives of the people and their way of living will reflect a heart change.

United for the Kingdom!

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In the capital of Honduras, over 270 Spanish-speaking leaders from 20 countries met for MNM's 9th Annual International Conference. The event is more than simply sharing information and giving out important resources. It focuses on and promotes unity among different denominations and ministries. During the break times, old friends embrace and then turn to introduce their colleagues, expanding the network of alliances and friendships.

The leaders who met together on February 13-15 returned to their countries to share the resources and information they received. Bible League Canada, one of our partners, donated USB's filled with precious Bible resources, such as audio books, digital books, videos and pictures. Each participant also received a hard copy of Take Your Church's Pulse by John Wagenveld and Tim Koster and Masterful Mentoring by Gary Teja and Jim Oosterhouse. MNM knows how difficult it can be for Christian leaders to get resources to share with others and it was evident how grateful everyone was to receive the material.

The 10th annual conference will take place in Quito, Ecuador. Many participants expressed their excitement for another opportunity to meet with like-minded leaders who are passionate about engaging their ministries and their communities for the Lord. We praise God for allowing us to foster these relationships!

MNM International Conference 2015

Yesid's Story

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As a pastor for 14 years in Bogotá, Colombia, Yesid had received training about leadership, theology and other courses on the function of a church. But when he decided to retire from his work as a policeman and dedicate himself to full-time ministry work, Yesid realized he had never been taught the specifics of planting a church.

When Yesid was told of the opportunity to receive training on the topic from Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM), Yesid felt God was confirming his decision to work full-time in ministry.

Yesid's StoryYesid has always been a motivator and he likes to push people to be and to do better than what they are already doing. He did the same with himself when he attended the first training of the More Churches program. In that session, he was so excited to hear he could be capable to plant a church!

"The MNM material showed me how to plant a church. That impacted me immensely," Yesid shared. He continues to supplement his passion to preach the gospel with the tools he acquires in the training.

Yesid is currently working in the neighborhood of Estancia in Bogotá with four families. God has also given him the opportunity to go to the valley of Cauca, an indigenous area on the coast of Colombia. They are now in the process of determining a place to plant the church.

When Yesid recalls his life in the church while still working as a policeman, he realizes he was closed off and comfortable. He did not believe it was necessary to plant more churches, but changing his vision has helped him out of his shell. "I have been motivated to leave the big, beautiful and structured church for the church that shares the gospel and is serious about its responsibility to preach the gospel to this generation."

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