God has brought a physics professor and a professional chauffeur together to plant churches in the Ecuadorian Sierra. Darío (left) and reddy (right) have a shared passion to serve the Lord—they felt in their hearts they must fulfill what God was asking of them because the town of Maná had a great need for the gospel of Jesus. Very few people had heard about God's unfailing love. The only thing they knew were the traditions their parents had taught them.
Darío left his hometown of Latacunga to bring his whole family to Maná, two hours away, to work with Freddy in church planting. Freddy is a physics professor in the area but in the evening, he and Darío set aside their professions to dedicate themselves completely to the church plant.
When they began working in Maná, they began from nothing except their commitment to see a faith community honoring the Lord. However, Darío and Freddy were blessed to receive church planter training through Multiplication Network Ministries. The panorama of the work became much clearer—they learned the specific steps of how to form a church and understood the time it would take them.
Darío and Freddy began working with the children. "It was our way of reaching out to the parents and they came with their kids!" Darío says excitedly. For the first time, the people of Maná can hear the Word of God and learn how they can have a personal relationship with Him.
Now Darío and Freddy are concentrated on discipling and strengthening the 40 new believers through Bible studies. They also are focusing on raising up leaders who will be encouraged to share their testimonies of what the Lord has done in their lives.
These church planters are excited for what God is doing through their lives. They share that it has been a blessing to work together with the same vision to reach people with the gospel who have never heard of Jesus and the new life He has to offer them.