In 2011, we were led to launch Living Waters Español. The Lord provided the financial needs through one faithful donor, and He brought us Miguel Esparza, our Spanish Outreach Director. The plan was to build up the Spanish outreach to become a self-sustaining part of the ministry. Over the last seven years, by God’s grace and Miguel’s faithful work, the Spanish ministry has grown to unimaginable numbers:
- There are Living Waters Español representatives in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Peru) and Spain!
- 19 television stations and 7 radio stations host Living Waters Español material, including Way of the Master in Spanish. This means that you can watch Way of the Master in every country in Latin America!
- 153 Spanish Ambassadors’ Academies and evangelism trainings have been held in 8 Latin American countries!
- Last year alone, 13,000 people were trained in person through Living Waters Español events!
God has been abundantly kind to increase the impact of Living Waters Español. Most of Latin America is riddled with the false gospel of works righteousness. Caught somewhere between colonial Catholicism and the superstitions of the Aztecan and native Latin American Indians, most of Latin America is simply without hope.
“Back a few years ago when I was in Bible college, I was taking a class on evangelism based on a book written by Ray Comfort. My understanding of the gospel and God’s grace was deepened because the Law and its power to bring knowledge of sin opened the door to evangelize in a simple but powerful way. This class based on the Way of the Master teaching was very powerful and it greatly impacted my life, my walk with God, and my family.” —Jose Paez
In the long term, we planned to sustain the Spanish Language Outreach (SLO) with the sales of Spanish resources (tracts, videos, etc.). As you can see from the recap above, Miguel has done an amazing job and our progress with the SLO has exceeded our expectations in every area but one, that being the sales of Spanish resources.
Unfortunately, what we have come to realize is that the majority of people in Latin America do not have the income needed to purchase these resources in the volume we need to sustain the SLO with resource sales alone. This brings us to a crossroads with this important outreach of Living Waters. If we are not able to raise the support needed to sustain the SLO through 2019 in the next 30 days, we will not be able to retain Miguel. Losing Miguel and losing the momentum that’s been created in this important ministry would be heartbreaking indeed.
We humbly ask you to prayerfully consider how you might help support this effort to continue our Spanish Language Outreach. If you are led to help, you can make a gift online below (make sure to choose “Español” as your motivation).
All gifts and donations to Living Waters are tax deductible in the United States to the full extent allowed by law. Living Waters Publications is a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and our outreaches—such as the “Way of the Master,” “Ambassadors’ Academy,” and the “School of Biblical Evangelism”—are part of Living Waters.