“I served the Lord as a deacon in the Emanual Church, in Oropoli, Honduras, preaching, evangelizing, and other tasks with very little biblical training. Then the main pastor of the Church, Brother Gustavo Valladares, organized a new group to train the ministry. I took this opportunity with physical difficulties being as I was already 65 years old. TPI for me, was a great school in which I learned the methods and rules for how to better interpret the Bible. It has served me to teach and preach better, and it has challenged me to take the gospel beyond my community. Now graduated, I felt the burden of the Lord in my heart to start a new church, which I am now pastoring in the community of El Deshecho in Oropoli.”

Thank you for investing in pastors like Manuel who are burdened by God’s Spirit to pursue the lost in their communities with the gospel of Jesus!