An Inspirational Story from Saving Souls for Christ Church of the Nazarene in Jalapa, Guatemala
Our Spanish District Coordinator, Juan David Paniagua, shared with us the new birth of "Saving Souls for Christ" Church of the Nazarene in Jalapa, Guatemala. Sister Marina Recinos, a member of Juan David's church, decided four years ago to move back to Guatemala. Once there, as an expression of gratitude to the Lord she decided to hold a service at her new home. The service had such an impact that the group decided to continue meeting every two weeks. Over the months, the meeting became a weekly event and many people were receiving Christ. In the beginning of 2014, it became clear that they needed a bigger location. The group decided to name the church "Saving Souls for Christ," which reflects the spirit that drives every member of this new church. On June 23, 2014 Pastor Juan David and his wife, Paola, traveled to Guatemala with the purpose of opening the church and to celebrate a mini campaign. During that week the Lord moved greatly. They baptized seven church members and 20 people came to Christ. The new church now has an attendance of 60 people but during the inauguration they had a total of 120 people of which 30 were children. Pastor Juan David calls this church their daughter and is helping with mentoring, leadership training, discipleship of believers, and a project to assist low-income children. He and Paola plan to visit their Parent Affiliated Church (PAC) in December to continue the work that has already been established.
We ask for you to keep the new congregation in Guatemala in your prayers. We know that you will be
encouraged to hear the miracles that God is doing outside our borders.
Here are some pictures....