Multiplication 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.
When Milthon Tapia was young, he was immersed in the pleasures of the world and also experienced a very dysfunctional family life. Thankfully, Milthon was introduced to Christ when he was going through a difficult time with his family.
Since giving his life to Jesus, Milthon has sought to serve God. He felt a strong calling to be a pastor and this led him to seek education and prepare himself for ministry. Soon Milthon reached a point where he needed outside training in order to be able to move forward in his vision for ministry.
Leaders of his denomination, Church of God of Prophecy Peru, invited Milthon to train himself as a church planter through the resources offered by Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM). This completely changed his way of looking at the church.
“Through the church planter training, I have strengthened my call to serve God,” he says. “It has allowed me to use tools that are more applicable to my context, unlike other methods I have used previously.” As a pastor and a church planter, Milthon has been able to shift his vision of what the church should be like.
“This allowed us to put more emphasis on evangelism and make new contacts in the community where we are because we were not reaching it,” Milthon confesses.
For Milthon, it has been vitally important to return to the vision of planting churches, not only because of the growth it has brought but because he has seen how God continues to transform lives in Chaclas, just as he transformed Milthon’s own life years ago. The community in Chaclas has a great need for God, His Word, and for a church that shares with them the truth of the gospel. Through the training and materials MNM provides, Milthon and his partners in church leadership are continuing to fulfill that need for the community and bring life-changing ministry to the region.