"This is beautifully simple," José thought to himself when he first heard about God's love.
Church planter Didier had come to Guayabo to share the Good News with the people who lived on the rolling hills outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
68-year-old José was one of the first to begin coming to the worship services Didier leads. When Didier shared about Christ, José's heart felt lighter. José accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior that same day. He has felt joyful since then.
The church has grown, greatly in part to José. He has five children and 21 grandchildren and most attend the new church with him. Didier says that José also invited the majority of his neighbors and family to come listen to the Word of God.
When José was asked why the church is important for him, he confesses that he cannot read or write. "I have the Bible," he says, "but I cannot read and this is a struggle for me, but I go every day there is a service to be able to hear what the Bible says. I hold onto the words I hear. This makes me very content. I talk to others about Christ and tell them that only He can make them truly happy."
Didier combines evangelistic work with literacy classes, which he learned to do in his church planter training with Multiplication Network Ministries. People are now starting Bible studies in other homes. The 40-minute trip on winding dirt roads to arrive in Guayabo is not a burden for Didier. He is motivated to see people leave their idolatry and come close to God.
"There is a good amount of children who are coming. We have a youth group and meetings for married couples. A few people have left because the priest of the town has advised them to stay away. But others stayed and we haven't stopped teaching about God's Word," Didier says.
Being a church planter has helped Didier to grow spiritually as well. He disciples the members of the church and encourages them in their newfound faith.
José is thankful for the new legacy he can give his children and many grandchildren. "I thank God because His salvation is not just for me and more people are coming to church and it's growing," José shares.