Faith that Crosses Borders

14 August 2014 |

Moisés Arriaga’s passion for teaching pastors in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, took him all the way to South American Theological Seminary. Founded by Langham Scholar Antonio Barro, SATS has biblically equipped more than 1,500 graduates who are currently serving in Latin America and around the world. Graduates like Moisés, who is starting a movement of biblical preaching in  Guinea-Bissau by building a program that brings pastors from his home country, one or two at a time, to Brazil to receive theological training.

“My plan is to cooperate with my colleagues in Guinea-Bissau so that we can reach the boundaries of our country and go beyond them, and send missionaries to the region of Africa, which is very much in need of the Gospel.”

The son of evangelical pastors, Moisés placed his faith in Christ at an early age and says he always trusted that God had a plan for his life. After attending a missions camp, he committed his life to being part of advancing God’s Kingdom. He entered a Bible institute in Guinea-Bissau and eventually found himself teaching there. It was then that God stirred his heart to help strengthen and equip biblical leaders in Guinea-Bissau. Connections with a friend in Brazil led him to study at SATS.

Today, in addition to being ordained as a pastor in Londrina and running the pastor training program in Guinea-Bissau, he’s helped plant two churches in the cities of Grandes Rios and in Cambará. Just last month he was ordained as a pastor of a struggling Baptist church in Cabo Frilo, Brazil.

“Under the help of the lead pastor, I will be working to help revitalize this church that was about to close,” Moisés says.

Moisés is just one example of the fruit that comes from investing in training and equipping theological leaders like Antonio Barro. Today, there are more than 300 Langham Scholars serving around the world, multiplying themselves many times over into the lives of their students.

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