By Javier Márquez
Editor’s note: Iglesia Evangélica Menonita de Oración y Adoración will be presented to the delegates at Mosaic’s Assembly on November 5, for affirmation of their congregational membership in Mosaic Conference.
Pastor Nicolás Sandoval knows well, after years of pastoral experience and serving in different places, a path that has led him through different seasons of sowing seeds and gathering the harvest. Iglesia Evangélica Menonita de Oración y Adoración, a congregation in Northeast Philadelphia, PA, began when Pastor Nicolás started a prayer group that would soon become a congregation.
On a typical Sunday morning, after a time of coffee, Sunday School is followed by worship at Iglesia Evangélica Menonita de Oración y Adoración. During the week, other events happen to keep the congregation connected. On the first Monday of each month, Pastor Sandoval and his wife Elsa invite the congregation for a time of fasting and a prayer meeting at 7:00 pm. They also go out into the community and share tracts and carry out short but effective evangelistic campaigns. Pastor Nicolás’ approach has not changed over the years; he believes in-person evangelism is best.
Since the beginning of the congregation, the Pastor Nicolás Sandoval was very clear that he did not want a congregation without a conference, which is why the congregation started a time of prayer and waiting in order to find the right conference. After talking to a number of people and exploring, they got to know Mosaic Conference. They knew that this was the right place to which God was leading them.
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