Rosalino, a member of the Quichua people from Ecuador, felt called to serve a remote village in the Andes Mountains, where people had lived in poverty for generations. After completing discipleship training, he and fellow church planter, Diego, travelled to the village.
Reaching the village, Rosalino and Diego began sharing their faith. Soon they were confronted and taken to jail by the police, who accused them of coming to steal organs from the town’s children. Sitting in their cell, they remembered the words of the Apostle Paul: “Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.” (Philippians 1:12 NIV)
Filled with boldness, Rosalino and Diego shared the gospel with their captors. The policemen were so moved that each one surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Today, this remote village in the Amazon basin is vibrant and rapidly growing. The same hearts that were once steeped in dead tradition are alive with Christ — eager to spread the Word to neighbours!