On November 18th-November 22nd a team from ECI traveled to Guatemala City to lead Roca de Ayuda Ministries’ annual pastors conference. While in Guatemala the ECI team was able to make some important connections with local pastors who share the same vision for biblical equipping of other pastors. Relationships were developed and friendships were made, the team was even invited to a Christian concert for youth at El Estadio del Ejercito! After spending a few days in meetings, the team went to Roca de Ayuda Ministries for the annual pastor’s conference. There were about 200 pastors and leaders in attendance. These pastors came from all over the city and even from rural areas. A few of the pastors rode public transportation for over 8 hours to be at this event! Roca de Ayuda provided breakfast for these pastors, leaders, and wives. Breakfast was followed by a time of worship and then teaching. Chris Woznicki taught about the role of a shepherd and Jose Luis Amezquita taught about the Biblical teaching on homosexuality. At the end of the event ECI gave out 5 MacArthur Study Bibles, and Roca de Ayuda provided food and clothing for the pastors to take home.
Overall the event was a great success, the pastors walked away feeling encouraged, cared for, and better equipped for ministry.