The Viveros family had no plans to leave Mexico City where Angel was a local pastor. Then they heard about the great need in the U.S. Midwest. Angel and Vanesa felt God calling them more than 1,700 miles away to minister to immigrants – in Lincoln, Nebraska.
“The impulse in our hearts is to be missionaries, and the Midwest is greatly lacking in ministry to Hispanics,” says Angel.
The Viveros family is planting Cosecha Iglesia Bíblica in a vibrant, multicultural community. Angel says it’s a place that needs the true gospel in the face of a growing prosperity gospel presence.
The church is a source of community by intentionally sharing the gospel while meeting physical needs with wellness clinics, English classes and family friendly events. They’ve even gained a reputation in the community—if there’s an event where people are being served, Cosecha Iglesia Bíblica is right in the middle of it.
Angel says that he, Vanesa and their young daughter, Zuri, are a team and that is their strength. “I’m not just a pastor with a family. We each have a place to serve and create relationships.”
The Cooperative Program (CP) takes the Gospel to the nations and the neighborhoods. Your financial support through CP and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering allows missionaries to live out the Gospel in a tangible way.
Pray for the Spanish-speaking community in Lincoln, Nebraska, to find community and gospel hope at Cosecha Iglesia Bíblica and for relationship building outreach opportunities.