Wisconsin—The Rice Lake church, responding to the growing Hispanic needs in their area, have invited Pastor Javier Molina to help jump-start their Hispanic community outreach efforts. Molina, an ordained pastor from Costa Rica has served the Adventist church for 20 years in Costa Rica. Molina is now self-supporting and has come to the United States to service the Rice Lake church and community for the next six months. His wife, Martha, and one of their three children, Joel, have come also, and will be assisting with the Hispanic outreach.
Molina and John Redlich, pastor of the Rice Lake church, are beginning their outreach efforts by making friends with the local Hispanic community. Tutoring in Spanish grammar, marriage counseling, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and other fellowship events are planned as a starting point to get acquainted and build trust. An evangelistic series in Spanish is being planned for this November.
“My only desire is to work for Jesus here,” said Molina. “I am open to putting in the time necessary to see His will fulfilled in Rice Lake.” The Rice Lake church covets the prayers of their fellow English and Hispanic church family across Wisconsin, in asking God for guidance and blessing as they move forward in reaching people for Jesus.