Churches planting Churches
La Fuente is still a baby church plant, but part of its DNA is to be a church that helps to plant churches. This is why we are partnering with the jungle village of Santana. There is a small group of believers there and La Fuente has now partnered with a man who will pastor these fellow believers, and has made a commitment to send the people of La Fuente on a regular basis to encourage and help our brothers and sisters there. This month a group of 13 adults and 5 kids from La Fuente piled into an 18 passenger van and set off from the mountain city of Quito to the jungle region of Santana. Their cultural worlds are vastly different, but belonging to the same family of God closes the gap.
Colossians 1:3-14 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.