Javier and Yenny Núñez are church planters with Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) in Burriana, Spain. Faced with the complex situation generated by COVID-19 and the inability to be able to meet in person, Javier and another pastor named Salvador developed a strategy that allowed them to continue to conduct meetings and also to care for the spiritual needs of those in the training class. These two pastors did not want the circumstances of the pandemic to become a stumbling block. Javier and his team of leaders also used the various technology tools at their disposal to launch meetings through Zoom and transmit the Sunday worship through their YouTube channel with the main church. Eventually Javier began calling each of the members of the church to find out how they were doing.
During this period, Javier also organized calls through other technology like WhatsApp to pray together and this has been a great blessing. Javier and his church have witnessed responses from the Lord and they have also felt the presence of the Holy Spirit, even though they are not physically together, which represents a spiritual growth of each of the brothers and sisters in faith.
Every Wednesday, Javier continues to host the church’s prayer services online. He uses this time with fellow believers to pray for each other, share testimonies, and also meet as friends and family in faith. One of the most impressive testimonies has been that of Daniel and his wife who were having financial difficulties because they were out of work. However, the Lord did not abandon them. The bank gave them a positive response on their mortgage payment and God provided them with food and the ability to pay for basic services at the right time. He also provided work for Daniel’s wife.
“Of course, the new method of presenting the trainings virtually was not without its challenges,” Javier says. “Some people found it difficult to adapt to this new dynamic. But with the changes it has still been possible to have a good number of attendees at our meetings and some who had physically stopped attending have re-joined our meetings through Zoom.” This church has noted many positives coming out of the pandemic, including a stronger team, growth in their organization, and a challenge for the whole body of Christ. Javier thanks the Lord for the honor of being His instrument and for the opportunity to serve with his knowledge, gifts, and talents.