Pastors Miguel and Alicia have a church by the airport in Mexico City, Mexico. They are very mission-focused and have three missions out of that church. One they are leading out of their niece and nephew’s home in Cerro del Judío. Mexico City is overpopulated and it is difficult to find the space to meet so this home is a huge blessing for them.
Miguel and Alicia would drive three hours from their home to lead the Bible study but wanted to find someone who could take over the work. Miguel met Noemi Medina and they encouraged Noemi to receive the church planter training through Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM).
Noemi has been working as a federal district police officer in Mexico City for more than 25 years. Noemi has seen a lot of violence and difficulties so she sees the need for the gospel daily. She uses her position to share the gospel with the people she encounters. The greatest intro she can give people is John 3:16. “When people hear this, they know there’s salvation,” Noemi says. She saw the training was a way for her to be more effective in telling others about Jesus.
After Noemi learned about evangelism, discipleship, and leadership in MNM’s Church Planter Retreat, she was able to take over leading the small group for Miguel and Alicia. A year ago they were able to start hosting worship services.
Miguel’s niece Diana is so happy to see her home used for the Kingdom. Her own faith has grown more for having the church there. She knows God will fill that place. The road is long but she has faith. She is raising her two daughters by herself but her brother Antonio is a huge help.
Antonio has also received some of MNM’s training. He is a taxi driver and says, "I was given the passion to share the gospel but I didn’t know how to do it. Through MNM’s training, I learned to facilitate conversations with others and share the gospel.”
Antonio uses his job as a way to share the gospel. “When you begin to know God,” Antonio said, “you’ll realize God’s love is so great and there are no words to describe it.”
Erica is another member of the church. She received Christ nine years ago but didn’t attend a church because she couldn’t find one. She has found a home in this church plant and was baptized on April 6. It has been a huge blessing that has touched her heart.
“When we share the gospel, we talk about love and forgiveness. No matter what you’ve done in your life, He loves and forgives you.” Erica has shared this with others and they haven’t yet come to church but she has faith they will one day.
The light of Christ has pushed back the darkness that was once rooted in that home and now it is a place where Noemi can disciple the believers in their faith. They continue they strive to be a light in their community.