Pennsylvania Conference

A small group of members interested in reaching the more than 15,000 Liberians living in the Philadelphia area reached out to Pastor Matthew Kamara who was completing a doctorate of ministry at Andrews University (Mich.). Kamara previously served as the treasurer of the Liberian Conference in Africa and planted several churches there and in South Bend, Ind.

Story by Pennsylvania Conference Staff

Kamara agreed to help and started the journey to opening the Pilgrim church. In 2013 Kamara started commuting to Philadelphia on weekends. In 2014 he moved there and started working more intensely in the area. Now, after only two years, about 60 people attend each Sabbath.

Pennsylvania emplea a un nuevo director

Historia por Tamyra Horst

Gabriel Montalvo (en la foto) es el nuevo director de los ministerios hispanos en Pennsylvania Conference, aunque no es nuevo en el ministerio en este estado. Comenzó como pastor laico en 1996, al frente de las iglesias Philadelphia Hispanic #4, Hispanic ll, Lehigh Valley Hispanic, Bethlehem Hispanic e Easton El Camino y el grupo El Faro en Lehigh Valley. Actualmente pastorea las iglesias Grace Hispanic y Frazer Hispanic y las compañías South Philly Hispanic, Kennett Square Hispanic y Philadelphia Youth Connect en el área de Philadelphia.

Como pastor, evangelista y plantador de Iglesias, su visión para el ministerio hispano es “involucrar a niños, jóvenes y adultos en apresurar el regreso de Cristo revelando a Jesús y haciendo a su vez discípulos”.

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Teaching Boys to Trust Again

Story by Tompaul Wheeler

Pennsylvania Conference’s Grace Outlet church has taken on its own challenge—fostering connections with the male residents of the Children’s Home of Reading. Grace Outlet chose the center as a way to meet one of their main missions, to “connect the disconnected.” Church volunteers have a very simple goal, to spend quality time with teens that have lost their ability to trust and interact in healthy ways with adults.