February 24, 2015

District Assemblies-Riobamba

  • Feb. 21, 2015 their were 5 different district assemblies in the NAF area, Columbia, Ecuador and Venezuela.  We attended the Sierra Centro assembly that is in Riobamba.  After DS Mario Paredes gave his report all the pastors surrounded Mario and his wife Mayra in a circle of prayer. 
    The Sierra Centro District planted 9 churches this past year.  One, Ambato Extreme Nazarene church and the other eight were Nazarene Compassion International church plants.  Praise the Lord!  

February 16, 2015

NAF Pastor Sharing the Word

One of our pastors in the NAF has been given the opportunity to share the word with the police.  Praise the Lord!  Pray for this pastor and his leaders as they continue to reach out to the brave men and women who uphold the law..  

Please Pray for Sofi

We would ask you to join us in prayer for Sofi Cardona who has just been diagnosed with leukemia. She is the daughter of former seminary students of the Quito Seminary, Oscar Cardona and Bibiana Rodriquez who now live in Bogatá, Colombia. Sofi always has a beautiful smile and will be celebrating her 13 year birthday this Wednesday. Please join us in prayer for Sofi and her family during this difficult time. Sofi's nickname is "Forever Smile".

February 15, 2015

Congratulations to Pastor Leni Huamán and Consuela Bereche de Huamán on the birth of their third child, Abby Sarai.  They are the pastors of the Ambato Ecuador Extreme church. 

Stories of Ecuador Ambato Extreme Team


Brandon: Staying Positive on the Mission Field. On the surface, someone might look at Brandon and describe him as a cheeseball. He’s loveable, easy to talk to, and always good for a laugh. He’s an Oregon kid, so yeah, doesn’t that say a lot too? He’s a hipster in the making. Once he makes it back to his homeland and thrift stores are on every corner, he’s gonna be decked out in plaid flannels. Seriously though, when you get to really know this guy more, deeper than the Oregon luster, you realize something; he is lost in a romance with God.  Read more about Brandon


David: The Surrendered Life. At the height of an extremely successful musical career in the Christian metal band For Today, God called David Morrison to leave it all behind to serve as a 40/40 in South America.  Talk about something that didn’t make any sense at the time, but David had already resolved in his heart that he would follow Christ wherever He would lead. Read more about David

CJ:  The Year of No Fear.  God bave me a sure promise for my year, a New year's vow for 2015.  God prophesied over my life a year of NO FEAR.  What does that even mean???
Just months ago, someone was having a deep discussion with me about fear, and I had to honestly admit that I couldn't imagine a life without fear.  Read the rest of CJ's story

Nikol: The Srtong.  “I don’t want it to be me, but the Spirit of God speaking to others’ lives, claiming them, calling them out, and calling them forth in service for His work. Something I feel I need to do is speak the Word of God with my mouth, and I don’t want that to be me, but God Himself speaking. God should be the one calling them. I pray that God would beguile them to Himself and do His ministry and His work. I just want to be a useful instrument in God’s hands.” Read the rest of Nikol's story

Ambato Team Reaches End of Chruch Plant Project

Only two years ago, they started their church planting work with their team representing the Body of Christ, and now they are passing that work on to the community, the fruit, that the team has worked to cultivate. To see the leadership rise from within the culture and take the Great Commission as their own.  As we look at the past two years the 40/40 Church Planters have worked in Ambato, we praise God to see the leaders assuming the positions the missionaries are passing on.  Read here for the rest of the story.