What do you do if you your church has no pastor? Well if you are in Quevedo you continue in ministry because every Christian is called to follow Christ. For some time now the Quevedo church has been operating without a pastor. How does that work? Well Christ is the head of the church and he gives us each a part of his mission.
He weaves each believer into the beautiful tapestry of the church. So much so that human leadership of church is somewhat over rated.
They are truly living the prayer found in Hebrews chapter 13.
Now may the God of peace who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever.
The humidity was thick but the joy was palpable as we walked through the doors of the Quevedo church.
Quevedo is one of the most important agricultural centers of Ecuador and is the geographical point where all major roads in the region (including the Pan-American highway) intersect. The area surrounding Quevedo mainly produce bananas, corn, rice, and soybeans. The soils in the region generate excellent harvests year-round. Many banana producers complement their banana plantations with fields that produce corn, soy and rice during the rainy season.
The church in Quevedo if full of friendly faces and dedicated believers. They are firmly planted in the thriving agriculture community. They are a light in a dark place as well. We could not help but notice a large number of brothels and night clubs in the area.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters as they shine the light in the darkness and witness for Christ.