Ministry of Pastor David Fuentes
Pastor David Fuentes is originally from Chile but has been living in the United States for more than 20 years. He has been a missionary for more than 24 years, and was a pastor with the Chilean denomination Iglesia Evangélica Pentecostal for 22 years in different cities throughout the United States, during which he served as Pastor in North Carolina for 16 years. With the guidance of God, he established churches in California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Angola and London.
Pastor David Fuentes currently serves as pastor of the congregation of Southside Baptist Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He is also a missionary in different countries, as the Lord calls him and sends him. He volunteers with many churches in his community, and he teaches Spanish at the Community College. As of December 2015 he has become Vice President of Messiah Missions International.
Missionary Journey to Angola
His mission to the Republic of Angola came about after hearing the life story of some former residents of that country. Angola has developed its economy based on the production of rapid oil. However, it has suffered a terrible civil war and poverty continues to be widespread. In 2005, it was named one of the most corrupt countries in the world. The missionaries have been able to return to Angola, but the civil war has made it difficult to travel to many parts of the interior.
The trip to Angola served to spread the word of God not only to the Angolan population but also to the 12,000 refugees from the Republic of Congo who live there. A family that lives there now with much love has opened their house and offered a place to pastor David, and are very willing to listen to the word of God. The goal is to start a church to give the residents of that country a place to worship and to learn about our Lord. Great things happen when we trust in our great and powerful God!
Missionary Journey to Mozambique – 2016
In February 2016, we face a great challenge. We are organizing a first mission of evangelization to the Yao people in Lichinga, Republic of Mozambique, located in Southern Africa, according to the great need for God that exist in that country. This project will be carried out by an inter-denominational group of Christian brothers of different churches and countries, with the sole purpose of honoring the One who gave His life on the cross of Calvary for the sake of our souls, who gave us the Great Commission, Jesus Christ the son of God.
Heeding God’s call in Mark 16:15 we have decided to work first in Lichinga, approximately 1434 kilometers north of Maputo, near the border with Malawi, in the middle of the Yao people, who are mainly Muslim. There, we will have to learn to communicate in Yao (Ciyawo in English), which is an African bantu language. We will then work in Maputo, where the official, Portuguese language predominates.
Our mission will be to help in the evangelization and education efforts already in place, as well as to help repairing some houses for missionaries and bridges for the village. Mozambique in general has suffered a lot because of slave trade, civil war, and many natural disasters, which have made poverty reach 70% of the population. Life expectancy is only 41 years old, and many people suffer from AIDS.
All the prayers, offerings and donations are welcome! In particular, donations of medications are highly needed, such as: painkillers, Chloromycetin, allergy relief medications, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Antibiotics, among others.
How to collaborate with this Ministry
To send offerings in Chile, contact the organization Mission and Passion for Christ which is located in Santiago, Chile, by clicking on this link.
To send offerings in the United States, please click the Paypal link below in the footer to make a tax-exempt contribution or CLICK HERE. Please comment on the left of the Paypal screen during the donation process, to what ministry you wish funds to be dedicated.
Finally, to contact pastor David Fuentes, you are welcome to do so through his personal Blog Siguiendo los Pasos del Maestro (Following the footsteps of the master) by clicking on this link.