Training local Mexicans to be sent out to the nations
When our San Antonio Del Mar campus property was dedicated, our directors invited local Mexican pastors to come and pray over the property. One of our biggest prayers that day was for local Mexicans to be trained and sent out to the nations. Envia has played a huge role in making this vision become a reality.
“Most ministries that we have here go out the door into the local communities. But Envia is one of the few ministries that invites the locals to come through the door to our campus. Because of this, Envia is different in a good way. It is a huge thing to the Mexicans for us to invite them into our house, to invite them to be part of my family.” –Alejandro Flores.
Envia is a ministry at both of our campuses. It first started in Ensenada and was brought to Tijuana about two years ago by Noemi and Alejandro Flores. “We have a huge heart to see the local community of Mexicans be transformed by God, learn more about who God is, and make Him known throughout the nations.”
The ministry consists of a 10-12 week course, similar to a DTS, that is designed for Mexicans in the local community. The course is a time of discipleship and training that helps students deepen their knowledge of Christ and understand His call to them as missionaries. Most of the students hear about Envia through word of mouth in their neighborhoods where many families have received a house from our ministry, Homes of Hope.
Since Envia started, we’ve seen many transformations in the students’ lives. One student that stands out is a young Mexican named Ivan. At the beginning of his Envia course, Ivan was just starting to get to know the Lord. Now he is studying to be a pastor.
We’ve also gotten to see transformation in Josephina and Erick Ochoa. This couple initially received a house through Homes of Hope, and after that they decided to join us for Envia. Eventually they participated in a DTS and are now volunteering with us!
Check out this video to learn more about the Ochoa family’s story.