The year 2018 is almost over and many of us have had different experiences during the past year, but no matter what your experience was our God can make that experience better. If 2018 was not so good for you, God can make it better; if it was good, God can make it much better! He's the expert on that. I'm sure, for all of us in 2019, God will make a new beginning.
We had a very blessed CPD Hispanic Retreat over the weekend of July 6-8th, 2018. During this retreat Hispanic Pastors with their church members enjoyed visiting Alliance Redwoods for two nights of complete blessings.
Five people received Jesus on their heart, and more that 400 people came to the camp.
I heard a story about a child who had a difficult time doing what his parents told him to do. He would say, “I can’t.” His mom asked him to go and pray about it to see if God could help him. His prayer went like this. “God I need your help to make me do the things I should and not do the things I shouldn’t, but if You can’t help me right away it’s OK, I’m having fun the way I am right now.”
I wonder if we aren’t all a little bit like that boy. We enjoy the way we are right now.
From time to time we'll be highlighting members of our CPD family to get to know them better. The questions and answers below are from an interview with Pastor Edgar Castro, Casa de Dios Church.
Name: Edgar S. Castro
Church: Casa de Dios Church
Years in Ministry: 17 Years
The truth about the pastor’s wife’s role is that it doesn’t come with stardom. In fact, pastor’s wives will often attest to the reality of more scrutiny from the church than support. She usually serves unpaid, and though she knows she is worth her pay, she does not ask. In fact, in many churches when the pastor's salary is considered, they often do not think about what she does and just considers her as part of the package.
Many times our Hispanic Pastors ask me, “how can I know that my church leader will be a good pastor in the future?”
My honest answer is that I don’t know for sure, but I try to see if my church leader has these 3 things that help them be a better pastor:
Our Hispanic community keeps growing every day.
Are we ready to help and share the Gospel with them here in our own backyard?
For most people, one of the most challenging areas of life are finances – especially saving for retirement. It’s never too late to take action and start doing something, but you’ll have reap far better benefits the earlier to start. Many experts agree there are at least three retirement stages during a lifetime.