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April 1, 2023

The rewards of serving the Lord

I love being a pastor and church planter. Don’t get me wrong; there are days when I would prefer to stay in bed! But (most of the time). I am so grateful to be a part of what God is doing in His world as He redeems and transforms people’s lives.

My wife Hannah and I, along with our boys (Jack, 8, and Owen, 5), moved to Manchester, England, in 2018 to plant Trinity Church over the past four years. We’ve experienced God doing amazing things in the lives of ordinary people. Even in a secular city where only 2% of the almost 3 million people living in the metro area attend church, we’ve repeatedly seen that the gospel message is the power of God to save.

Paul told Titus that the grace of God both offers us salvation and teaches us to live godly lives (Titus 2:11-12). It is a joy each day to both receive that transforming grace myself and share it with other people. Through our ministry, we have celebrated baptisms, seen people turn away from sin, and spiritually dry people wake back up and fall in love with Jesus all over again. And above all, we have watched as our church continues to grow and grow.

Recently a young woman came to church for the first time. She’s a single mother whose boyfriend died years ago, and life is often complicated. But, at the service’s end, she told me, “It was like your message was just for me!”

This is the fruit of partnership. This is what happens when we serve Jesus together. This is what the gospel of grace does.

Thanks for standing with us, prayerfully and financially, in the cause of the gospel here in the UK.

Hebrews 12:28

“Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well-pleasing to God with reverence and awe”



  1. Joaquin Vargas had a wonderful time with the staff of Global One80 in Colombia.  Together, they worked on modernizing the communication systems of the organization.  We currently have the following staff: two in Peru, two in Venezuela, one in Colombia, and two in the United States.
  2. We recently hired a new part-time staff to work with the Financial Department in Mesa, Arizona.  Anahi Dominguez is a member of Experimenta Vida.


  • F & M are leaders who would be working at an undisclosed location in Central Asia.  They are waiting for the final approval of their visas. Pray that God would intercede for fast approval.


  • Annual Operations Budget of Global One80 – $60,000

Thanks for your faithful support and prayers for us. On a journey together to transform communities with the Gospel of Jesus, one life at a time.



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