New Jersey Conference

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Historia por Jorge Agüero

La Gran Comisión de Jesús en Mateo 28:18–20 destaca tres verbos importantes: id, haced (discípulos) y enseñar.

Sin embargo, id, haced y enseñar requiere pasos preliminares para cumplir con éxito el mandato de Dios. Jesús no incluyó estos tres pasos en su mandato porque estaba implícito que, al final de su ministerio de tres años, sus discípulos ya los conocían:

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Editorial by Jorgue Aguero

The Great Commission of Jesus in Matthew 28:18–20 highlights three important verbs: go, make (disciples) and teach. However, to go, make and teach requires preliminary steps to successfully fulfill God’s command.

Jesus did not include these three steps in his mandate because it was implicit that, by the end of His three-year ministry, His disciples were well-acquainted with them:

Historia de Edwin Manuel Garcia

Nativo de México, Marco Estrada no tenía idea de que terminaría siendo pastor. "De hecho", dijo, "mi sueño era ser un soldado".

Pero Dios tenía otros planes. Estrada, quien fue criado católico, emigró a Atlantic City, N.J., a la edad de 15 años, y trabajó como cocinero durante 14 años en un casino antes de aceptar el llamado al ministerio. Regresó a México para obtener su licenciatura en Teología en la Universidad de Montemorelos, y ha sido pastor durante los últimos siete años en la iglesia Hispana Camden de la Conferencia de Nueva Jersey, donde le gusta usar sus habilidades culinarias para preparar comidas para la congregación.

 

 

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Corey Samuels, a member of Allegheny East Conference’s (AEC) Metropolitan church in Plainfield, N.J., received his first LEGO set when he was six years old. Once his brother Travis was born, he introduced the hobby to him.

Now Corey, a LEGO engineer instructor, teaches children engineering terms and STEM curriculums through LEGO.

The duo recently helped even more people across the country get excited about LEGO when they were contestants on FOX’s LEGO Masters.

Pastor Marco Estrada, a former casino cook, now enjoys cooking for his congregation.

Story by Edwin Manuel Garcia

Marco Estrada had no idea he would end up being a pastor. “As a matter of fact,” he said, “my dream was to be a soldier.” But God had other plans. Estrada, who was raised Catholic, immigrated to Atlantic City, N.J., from Mexico at the age of 15, and worked as a cook at a casino for 14 years. After enlisting in the Lord’s Army, he decided to return to Mexico to attain his bachelor’s degree in Theology from Montemorelos University.