(Alcides and Claudia, top right center, pose for a photo with fellow TUMI students before class)
Alcides is fromEl Salvador and his wife Claudia is from Mexico. Both have missionary hearts and a passion to see men and women freed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but they lacked practical theological training. They began attending weekly TUMI classes in Spanish while planting a church in downtown Los Angeles. Claudia shares, "TUMI has given me the confidence to speak, teach, and share my testimony with others." Alcides agrees, adding that TUMI "provides an excellent training structure for involving believers in ministry." The couple has seen more than a dozen members of their church plant, Cristo Salva (Jesus Saves), join TUMI classes!
Knowing of the great need in their homelands, Alcides and Claudia are hoping to see more TUMI Satellites started south of the border. Recently, they travelled to Ilobasco, El Salvador, where they helped to plant a new church, Jesus el Salvador (Jesus the Savior), and recruited its pastor and founding members to begin preparing for a TUMI training site of their own. Twenty new students have already been identified!
Also during their visit to Ilobasco, they preached and ministered in the youth prison, seeing numerous decisions for Christ. The warden invited them to start TUMI classes there as well!
(Students of Cristo Salva receiving certificates for the completion of their TUMI class)
(Baptism at the founding of Jesus el Salvador church plant in Ilobasco, El Salvador)
(Youth Prison in Ilobasco, El Salvador)
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