Planting a church in La Unión, Ecuador, was going to be more difficult than Víctor Medrana thought. The local priest spoke out against Victor’s Bible studies and encouraged people to sign a petition to get the mayor to close them down. People were fearful. But, God had a plan for La Unión. Known as one…

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“Before I believed in Jesus Christ, I did a lot of bad things,” shares Makara, a 34-year-old from Kampot province in Cambodia. Makara admits that she had issues with a bad temper, gossiping, jealousy and quarreling with others. She says she was a selfish woman who didn’t trust anyone. Makara lived a sad, unhappy life…

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At first her pastor was worried when Anda told him she was going to preach the Word of God in Bado Marin, El Salvador — an area known for gang activity. “But I know the same God who allowed me to work in other places preaching His Word is the same one who will go…

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Mealea prayed to spirits and idols, the traditional guides for life in her village in Cambodia. But joy and peace did not follow. She felt angry all the time and often quarreled with her husband. Their children were frequently sick, and even though Mealea paid the local witchcraft practitioner to treat them, they never seemed…

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As a teen living in Central America, Henry left his Christian roots behind. “I was always judging others; so I left the church,” he says. Losing himself to alcohol, he let his friends carry him away. “I was not okay. But every time I tried to quit the addiction, I couldn’t do it.” Later, after…

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Benjamin and Véronique are two local champions starting a new church in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Québec, just outside of Montréal. “When people are confronted with the Gospel message, their hearts are transformed, or they reject it. This is a daily truth for us,” says Benjamin. “We have witnessed baptisms and new missional [Bible study] groups that build…

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Luis felt dead, like he was good for nothing and wanted by no one. He was caught in the snare of drugs and alcohol with little hope of a better life. God, however, had other plans. Luis met a woman who soon became pregnant and gave birth to a little girl. “She was the turning…

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Jorge, a farmer in Honduras, knows a thing or two about planting seeds — including the seeds of the Gospel. Through your support, he received training for starting new churches and, after much prayer and mentoring from his pastor, started a church in the community of San Jerónimo. “At first they did not want to…

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Mauricio has been a pastor in El Salvador for some years. He was comfortable, but he felt called to do more… to go and make disciples. He was very excited to participate in training to start new churches, made possible with your support. He then went home and led the training for his church and…

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