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After several years of ministry in Brazil, we have officially launched our first Hub Campus in São Paulo. Approximately 35 key church leaders were mentored and trained for 3 full days and were empowered to go out and launch College of Prayer Regional Campuses throughout the country. The evening sessions were open to the public. Over the next few months 9 new Campuses will be launching from São Paulo to the southern part of the country. Key leaders part of this Hub Campus include Pastor Zé Frietas, our National Coordinator in Brazil, his wife Glaucia Frietas, and Beatrice Koopmann.
Thank you for your prayers for the recent College of Prayer at our Tranqueras, Uruguay Campus that was held January 4-5! Here’s some highlights of what we saw God do:
The following report is from Pastor Ricardo Renteria who helped launch a College of Prayer Campus in Mexico City, MX, July 13-14.
What a blessing to have been part of the first College of Prayer Campus to launch in the Mexico City metropolitan area. This took place in Gethsemane Church of the Nazarene in Cuautitlan Izcalli. Over 80 pastors and church leaders attended the Module.
God’s manifest presence was there and the Holy Spirit worked in a very powerful way! Several people testified during the Sunday morning service of how God touched their lives and how blessed they were with everything that took place during the two-day Module. People were also challenged to seek God and His manifest presence and be filled with the Holy Spirit and hear His voice.
I praise God that I was able to be part of the launch by leading worship and teaching in the church where I began my ministry many years ago. Praise God for the work He began here, and we pray that God will continue to work and touch the lives of churches in this region.
The following report is from Rev. Jimbo Hull, a missionary in Montevideo, Uruguay who participated on the team leading this launch.
Pastors and church leaders from 9 churches around Uruguay gathered in Tranqueras in the northern part of the country to launch the College of Prayer in its 60th country. This launch was an answer to 5 years of specific prayers for Uruguay to open. God’s timing, as usual, is always right. We praise God that Rev Luis Calderon (Regional Director for Latin America) was able to be here and God used him tremendously. During the weekend we saw hurting people enter into the Presence of God, and God’s love leading healing their pain.
There was major breakthrough for every pastor and church leader that attended. The mentoring, training, and equipping of pastors and church leaders to reach a lost world through a revived church is coming to fruition in Uruguay! The day following the College of Prayer Module, we attended a weekly church service and saw a pastor who had attended. He had encountered the manifest presence of Christ in high worship, deep repentance, forgiveness of sins, deliverance of strongholds, filling of the Holy Spirit, and was empowered to serve. There was a marked difference in the way he ministered to his church. We’ve been there in these churches many times before and that day was different. God’s manifest presence was there. The people attending the church service, most of whom were not a part of the College of Prayer Module, were lead to a fresh encounter with Christ and it was beautiful. Almost every one of the nearly 400 people in the church service were at the altar weeping before the Lord, receiving His love, for about a third of the service time. There was a marked difference because that pastor had attended the College of Prayer and his life was transformed in the presence of Christ, and now he was leading his people into the presence of Christ. Glory to God!
The following report is from Pastor Ricardo Rinteria, who participated on the team leading this launch.
On May 15-17 a new College of Prayer Campus was launched in Guadalajara. For 3 days we gathered at Iglesia Alianza Cristiana Príncipe de Paz, which is on the top floor of a building. It is literally an “Upper Room" and God showed up in that Upper Room! Our team, led by Rev. Luis Calderon (Regional Director for Latin America), along with a group of more than 7 churches represented, experienced a fresh encounter with God. Here are some highlights:
We are grateful and excited to announce that Rev. Luis Calderon has accepted an offer to become our Regional Director for Latin America. Luis and his wife Ximena have been a growing part of our ministry for the last two years. It is evident that God's favor and anointing is on them. Throughout the last two years, our ministry among Spanish-speaking countries and people groups has exploded. Luis has been a critical part of launching the College of Prayer in Honduras, Cuba, Ecuador, and other areas. In his role as Regional Director for Latin America, Luis will oversee campus development in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Mexico, and among Spanish-speaking groups in the U.S. and Canada.
A Honduras native, Luis, graduated from the Pastoral Ministries program at Seminario Bíblico Alianza in 1988. For close to three decades, Luis has served as a Pastor in New York, Florida, and in other states along the east coast. He's had oversight for christian education, discipleship, young adults, pastoral care, and missions ministries. He enjoys teaching and helping pastors to develop their vision for the local church. Luis is passionate about mentoring, training, and equipping pastors and leaders to revive the church.
If you plan to catch Luis outside of his ministry with the College of Prayer, count on finding him fishing at the closest beach or watching a soccer game at home with his wife Ximena. He deeply loves his children, Gabriela and Josue, and his grandchild, Joel.
To reach Luis, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (407) 766-3437.