Equipped to Multiply Disciples in Latin America
Langham is grateful for your generous partnership—and we celebrate the ways God is using your gifts and prayers to draw His people toward Jesus around the world! Together, and by His grace, we are seeing transformational leaders like Juan José Barreda Toscano equipped with a PhD and now multiplying disciples in their nations.
Juan José is a Christlike leader whose PhD, which he received with support from Langham (and you!), has enabled him to extend the impact of his ministry throughout Argentina. Juan José embodies what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ in his nation, and he is training others to do the same. Under his leadership, his church wanted to help people struggling on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. While they couldn’t afford to build a homeless shelter, they did something even more transformational: built 9 living spaces inside their church as a safe place for families to live while they get back on their feet. In the sanctuary, the pews line the walls and couches are placed in circles at the center to emulate a family atmosphere—a true living room for the “least of these” that Jesus loves.
Juan José also brings this holistic view of ministry to the 1,300 students who go through the virtual Bible school he founded. Studies show that with the platform of a PhD, Juan José will equip *7,733 students over a lifetime of ministry. One of these students is Ariel, a pastor who says he changed his church’s relationship with their neighbors after taking courses about Jesus and His mission from Biblical Virtual. He shares, “Following Jesus used to mean ‘go to church and be inside the building,’ but today following Jesus is to go outside and be with the people!” His church now cares for the spiritual, academic, and physical needs of families in the neighborhood.
Together, with you, Langham is dedicated to raising up more transformational leaders like Juan José in Argentina and around the world. We are grateful for your partnership in this work.
* Data from an independent Measurement & Evaluation of Langham’s ministry effectiveness by Excellence in Giving, 2015-2017