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We are missionaries serving in church planting and leadership development with Latin America Mission, a ministry of United World Mission. Our ministry began back in 1988 with the planting of one church, Iglesia Bautista Bet-lehem, in Chiconautla, which is located in Mexico City’s northeastern metropolitan area. Manuel continues to serve as Senior Pastor of Bet-lehem Chiconautla, and for many years this church has served as a base for ministry projects and leadership development.

Church-planting teams have gone out from this church to several parts of Mexico City’s metro area and beyond, including La Presa, Nexquipayac, La Purísima, La Guadalupana, Tecámac, Tizayuca, Héroes Tecámac, and the state of Puebla.

Daughter churches of Bet-lehem Chiconautla that are officially established and functioning under Mexican leadership:

Jesús, Nuestro Pan de Vida in La Presa, pastored by Ignacio & Ana Lilia López

Iglesia del Parque in Tizayuca, Hidalgo, pastored by Domingo & Teresa Zamudio

One daughter church is also now official, but still in need of Mexican leadership:

Uno Más en Cristo in Héroes Tecámac, under the leadership of fellow LAM/UWM missionaries John & Tracey Pieters

Current churches-in-formation include:

Mission in San Pablo Anicano, Puebla, under the leadership of Chiconautla missionaries Agapito & Elsa Osorio

La Magdalena, Texcoco (beginning September 2015)

Manuel meets weekly with leaders from each of these churches for Bible study, sharing, and leadership development activities.