Third Generation Harvest Workers

Dr. Delia Nüesch-Olver
Third Generation Harvest Workers

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest fields.” Mark 9:37-38

Eunice Alvarez and David and Ginegda Lopez are answers to prayer.  For many years, the North American church has been sending workers to Latin America.  Latin American Area leaders have dreamed of sending people from one country to another.

Now Eunice,

David and Ginegda are part of a new wave of third-generation Free Methodists who are taking the message of Jesus from one Latin American country to another.   Now God is making that dream become a reality.

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The goal of the church is to see local congregations established that will multiply disciples and groups, support themselves, and send out workers to other places. In 2013, Eunice Alvarez left Mexico to minister as an international worker in Quito, Ecuador.  After serving as a pastor for many years in Mexico, she was sent internationally by the North Mexico Conference. Partners in Mexico, Ecuador, and the United States work together to provide her financial support.

A dynamic and effective leader, Eunice heads up our FM work in all of Ecuador. She pastors a church in downtown Quito and oversees three other churches in the capital as well as three churches in and around Esmeraldas on the coast. She also leads theological training classes for 20 leaders from the Quito churches.

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David and Ginegda are also preparing to go. David and Ginegda’s home church has grown to be one of the largest Free Methodist churches in Latin America, planting many other churches and raising up many leaders. David and Ginegda have the full support of their pastor and congregation to go to Lima, Peru where they will establish a leadership training center.

The conference where David is a ministerial member followed an excellent and thorough process, coached by the Area Director, to evaluate and approve them for their new undertaking. David and Ginegda have the full support of their superintendent and conference and the FM church is Peru is eager to receive them. However, there is a lot of social and economic upheaval in David and Ginegda’s home country. People are going hungry and are struggling to cover basic needs. Inflation is high and the currency is devalued. Even through sacrificial giving, their sending church and conference can only give a token amount to their financial support.

The harvest is ready. The workers are ready. Will you be part of this answer to prayer and continue the chain of kingdom enterprise?  Click here to support the Lopez family's ministry to Peru.

With Becky Crouse and Kay Stotts-Godoy

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