Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico has been impacted greatly with the message of the gospel through the missional program of Project Paul. From July 15 through August 6, 2017 this ministry was implemented as part of the Border Initiative, coordinated by the Molina Gutiérrez family.
Last April, after visiting the seven Nazarene congregations in the city, the pastors received church planting training, and as a result agreed to utilize Project Paul as a key strategy in the starting of new congregations in their city.
The response was enthusiastic. Thirty members from the seven local churches participated during the 21 days of the project. The goal would be to open five new missions and another five preaching points through personal evangelism and utilizing tools such as the EvangeCube, the “Book without Words,” the EvangeBall, and Vacation Bible Schools for children.
After evangelism and discipleship in seven colonies and neighborhoods, the testimonies have been glorious and the results astonishing! A total of 397 youth and adults accepted Christ into their lives, and 109 of them initiated their basic Bible Studies afterwards. 41 children also made decisions for Christ, and during the three weeks, various people came back to the faith and are currently walking with the Lord again. The missionaries communicated all contact information and results to the church planters of these new missions, who will continue with the follow-up of this abundant harvest.
Each volunteer missionary who participated in this project testified to a renewed commitment to the Lord and an enthusiastic desire to continue to serve in and evangelize their city.
Those who attended the closing service at the end of Project Paul were overjoyed to see many new converts as well as the new churches and missions that were started through great consecration and passionate service. May all glory be to our Lord Jesus Christ, who is edifying his Church!
–This information has been provided by Rev. Manuel Molina.