The Arizona Conference has designated 2022 as a “Year of Evangelism,” and the Hispanic Ministries Department has been actively engaging with its churches. Several of the churches have already held meetings in the first quarter of the year and have baptized new members.
The Phoenix Central Valley Spanish church held an evangelistic meeting that featured small groups instead of one large meeting. Six small groups were formed, and each group met on a different night with an evangelist. Church members were actively involved and participated in each of the meetings, and there were several visitors that came every night. At the conclusion of the meetings, Pastor Adino Salazar organized a special Sabbath that included five baptisms. As a result of these meetings, four new small groups were organized that are now committed to having meetings every week in their homes.
In March, the Phoenix North Valley Spanish church held a more traditional evangelistic meeting with Pastor Bersain Alvarado as the guest speaker. At the end of the meeting, two people accepted the call of God and were baptized by Pastor Jeffery Guerrero.
Douglas, Arizona, sits on the border between Arizona and Mexico, and several groups of believers there banded together to hold an evangelistic meeting. The Douglas Spanish Company worked together with English-speaking members from other churches in the region. The guest speaker was Pastor Moises Espinoza Almazan. On March 26, two young girls, Victoria and Mariely, made their commitment to God public through baptism.
By Carolina Flores and Jeff Rogers