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Javier's Story - Spain

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Javier Núñez AVB edit squareJavier 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.

Queite's Story - Mozambique

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Queite Luciano 1 AVB editQueite Luciano is a church planter in Mozambique who has benefited from the church planter training provided through Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM). 

Before Queite was a church planter, he was raised in a pagan family and lived among people who did not know about Jesus or His great love. When he was 16 years old, Queite received Jesus into his heart and began living his life anew in the love and security that comes as a born-again Christian.

Queite has greatly appreciated the MNM training modules because it is different from other material he has used. He sees how they are life-giving to a church, especially the church health assessment tool, Take Your Church’s Pulse (TYCP). This questionnaire helps a church plant know where it needs to focus its energy in order to grow healthier and stronger.

The TYCP diagnostic tool helped Queite’s church learn to reach new people of the community because of the practical strategies that are taught. The training helps the church planters lead new believers and build spiritual strength from the beginning of their walk with their Savior.s

The church Queite has planted doubled in size in two weeks after he received the MNM training and materials. Praise God!

Lor's Story - Cambodia

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IMG 9398 AVB Edit square largeMultiplication Network Ministries (MNM) Founder and President Dr. John Wagenveld says,  'The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us globally as national leaders in newly planted churches are having to find different ways of ministering in their communities.' Please note that all of MNM's leaders around the world have been cautioned to reduce exposure and be safe while following the regulations set by their countries' governments.

Lor Sarith lives in the Kompong Thom Province in Cambodia with his wife and child. He has a passion for planting churches and has been doing the work since 2014. “I want to see a church established in every village,” Lor says.

When Lor heard of Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) and our desire to see a healthy church representing the Kingdom of God in every community, he knew he had found an organization that could help him grow in the work God had called him to.

He began attending the church planter training in June 2020. “It has helped me to understand how to prepare and lead a small group,” Lor says. “Before I did not have a clear idea of what a small group should be like. I did not prepare for meetings with our small group, I had no agenda and had no specific plan for reaching out to new people.” He had no team or strategy to share the gospel.

However, MNM’s training gave Lor the tools and resources he needed to strengthen his work as a leader. “It has guided and redirected me in a new way to reach out to people, which I have never done before,” he admits. Lor had never written out his vision, mission, core values, or strategies before or kept track of the people he was reaching for Christ.

“Most of the techniques I have learned from this training I have put into practice,” Lor says. As a result of applying what he was taught, Lor has seen growth in his church, “Our outreach ministry has grown to 12 new believers and we have four small groups and two new leaders. Praise God!”

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