This month we celebrate in the United States a very special holiday: Thanksgiving. It is a time to stop and say than you to God and others who have blessed you.
A few days ago, I had a wonderful experience that encouraged me a lot. I attended an orientation with church planters with Send Network at the headquarters at NAMB. To my surprise, my brother Martin, who is pastor in Florida, was one of the main speakers. We both have been busy, so we haven´t talked on the phone lately. When he saw me, he told me: “This is incredible, I didn´t know you were going to be here, and half of my sermon is about you”. During the sermon, he shared how his life was impacted by our experience of planting our first church together when we were 20 and 18 years old. But the most impactful moment was when he asked me to stand up and honored me in front of 175 church planters from all over the US & Canada. It was very encouraging to me; it was a way to honor me for my role as a mentor when he was starting to plant churches. Now God has been using him around the world. He is starting churches, leadership development of doing relief work in over 30 countries.
It is my prayer that this month, you find a moment to encourage someone, by thanking them or honor them. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your investment in our ministry, for believing in me as we impact the lives of thousands with the Gospel of Jesus.