¡Que Sabroso!

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JUNE 2010

On the side of a mountian in Colombia grows the richest coffee in the world. This is according to my friend and fellow minister Alberto Castañeda. He lives at the very foot of the mountain where Juan Valdez coffee is grown. Last month he handed me a bag of Valdez’s freshly ground coffee from his suitcase and said, “Brother, this is for you!”

Radio listeners seeking Christ need to hear Alberto’s faith story; a Colombian speaking to fellow South Americans about the love of our Lord.

Crippling pain and suffering were Alberto’s daily “cup of coffee”. This was a result of a spinal injury and several botched surgeries on his back. Faced with his last hope for corrective surgery both Alberto and his wife Miriam, knew that he may be paralyzed for life or even face possible death. By signing the legal documents freeing the doctor and hospital of all responsibility, this Godly couple prayed to God and moved forward by faith. Praise God, the surgery was a success!

The sweet aroma of Alberto’s enduring faith in Christ has always been shown by his everpresent smile. Alberto not only endured the challenges of his life, but triumphed over his suffering by leading others to Christ. Over the past 15 years, in Pereira, Colombia, Alberto and his family, by the grace of God, have planted three growing churches.

Guide of the Family, Abba Father :
Alberto is partnering with us by writing and recording radio programs that will help Latin American families find answers to their daily challenges. Married 25 years to Miriam, with 2 adult children, he brings both spiritual and practical insights which will touch the hearts of his listeners.

Rex interviewing Alberto at the Pepperdine Lectureship

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
Psalm 147:5