Feeding ministry program in Nicaragua.
By Jason and Abby Torgeson
An important part of our new role as regional consultants involves traveling to check on the missionaries and projects in our area. For our first such trip, we decided to pay a visit to our neighbors to the north. Guillermo Herrera and his son Lesly are the pastors and leaders of the two Church of God congregations in Nicaragua. They are currently in process of transitioning from being launched by the Costa Rican church and funded by outside resources, to a self-sustaining ministry. The process has been challenging, as Nicaragua is one of the top-three most impoverished nations in the Western hemisphere. As Pastor Guillermo Herrera said, “Our congregation has eighty members. Eleven have jobs, and, of those, seven tithe.” Continue reading
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The Torgeson family
By Stephen Lewis
Global Strategy is excited to announce the appointment of missionaries Jason and Abby Torgeson to the position of regional consultants to Latin America, based in Costa Rica.
Global Strategy has worked for two-years to identify a missionary to join the regional coordinator team for Latin America. During this time, we sought the council of Latin American missionaries and Latin American regional leaders, including multiple conversations and face-to-face meetings with CIID leaders (the body of Latin American leaders from across the Church of God in Latin America). We determined, in concert with CIID, that the role of RC in the region would include directing the work of Global Strategy missionaries and projects and to work in partnership with the leadership of CIID. Continue reading
Photo: Bolivia national camp meeting, Easter 2017.
By David Miller
A report on the “220 Challenge”—Desafío 220 in Spanish—presented to the 2017 Inter-American Conference (IAC), a representative assembly of the nineteen countries in the region, suggests that the Latin American church has grown by nearly one-fifth since 2011. Continue reading
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