Missionaries from the United States planted the gospel seed when they arrived in Honduras 60 years ago. Now their labor continues to bear fruit through the ministry of Ricarte Espinal, pastor of Iglesia Bautista La Promesa in Dallas.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
Terms like “Hispanic” or “Latino” may suggest a group of people who share a common language and culture, but leaders of Hispanic Texas Baptist churches know better.
Unión Femenil Misionera of Texas held its yearly reunion apart from the Hispanic Baptist Convention in San Antonio annual meeting for the first time. However, the focus remained the same—support for missions.
Since its relaunch less than four years ago, Unión Femenil Misionera de Texas has emerged not only as a growing network within the state, but also as an influence nationally, leaders of the missions organization noted.
Teenage girls and young women deal with the pressures of living up to standards set by others, but at the Shine Girls’ Conference in San Antonio, they focused on the identity Jesus called them to have.
Elia Moreno was named co-executive director of the Texas Christian Community Development Network, serving alongside Jimmy Dorrell of Mission Waco.
Like the Old Testament patriarch Joseph who was able to meet the needs of his brothers after he rose to a position of responsibility in a foreign land, Pastor Carlos Navarro of Brownsville helps minister to the needs of fellow immigrants from Central America.
Churches and ministries in the Tijuana area that ministered to Haitian immigrants seeking to cross the border into the United States saw their labor bear fruit, and now the recipients of that ministry want to help Central American immigrants.
Latino and Latina students at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary began the spring semester with a reunion at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Waco, celebrating the creation of an association where they “fit.”
Christian Latina Leadership Institute students interact and learn from accomplished Hispanic women in different fields, including ministry, nonprofits and business.
Daniel “Tiny” Dominguez understands the challenge of honoring tradition and embracing change.
Growing up in a church that allowed women to participate in business meetings only if their husbands were present, Janet Galarza never dared to imagine herself as a pastor.