Editorial by Carlos J. Torres
In the New Jersey Conference, we try to mobilize our state by listening to the echo of the order Jesus gave to His disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:19–20, ESV).
We believe that the most effective way to make disciples is through small groups. This year the North American Division (NAD) launched GPS Caravan for Life, also known as “Small Healthy Groups for Life,” an initiative whose goal is to reach and teach 15,000 active leaders, who will, in turn, minister in their communities.
Under the leadership of Tony Anobile, vice president of the NAD Multilingual Ministries, and Rubén Ramos, vice president of the Multilingual Ministries for the Columbia Union, we have adopted this initiative and have joined forces with the pastors and churches in our territory to train 500 committed leaders to carry out this honorable task. This caravan covered the four regions of New Jersey, as pastor
and instructor, Alejandro Bullón, led us to action through his vast experience in evangelism and outreach.
Our goal was to instruct 500 small group leaders in our field, and by the grace of the Lord, at the end of the GPS Caravan for Life, 534 leaders accepted the commitment to present Jesus in their small, healthy groups.
We praise God for the response of our leaders, and we join their salvific dynamic. In our conference, we talk and breathe GPS Caravan for Life; that is why we are “connected” in sharing the hope that Jesus is coming soon!
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Carlos J. Torres serves as the Personal Ministries director for the New Jersey Conference.