Reflections on CPD Hispanic Churches + Retreat 2019 [Video]

[fa icon="calendar"] August 27, 2019 / by Edgar Castro

Hi everyone! I would like to share a few things with you about our Hispanic Churches and the Hispanic Retreat as well. Enjoy the video of our Hispanic Retreat in July.

Hispanic Church Planting Training

In February of this year, we started a Hispanic Church Planting Training, provided by the Bible League International. This training will be completed on November 3rd and already we are seeing very good results for the Central Pacific District.

Since we start this training total of 9 new leaders are working in 9 different cities with groups of people which are growing every day. We are praying that these 9 new home groups will become 9 new church plants for the Glory of God!

Home Groups-2

Home Groups

Home GroupsCasa De Oracion Alliance


A personal testimony that has come out of this training comes from Alex and Guadalupe Ontiveros. This couple, who have been living together for many years and are taking the Church planting training, decided to get married to obey God's Call. We are celebrating with them! 

Alex and Guadalupe OntiverosAlex and Guadalupe Ontiveros


Retrio Hispano - Hispanic Retreat 2019

Flyer for Hispanic Retreat 2019

In July, we held our 4th Hispanic Retreat at the Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds. As I reflect back on the last four years, here is what I learned:

The first retreat that I coordinated was a very good experience for me, In 2016 I learned " how not to do a retreat well." 

In 2017,  I learned "God has a plan for all of us." 

In 2018, I learned " How to trust in God."

And now in 2019, I learned "God isn't done with us yet."

This year, we had total of 410 people attend including 82 kids, 89 youth and 239 adults. Praise God!

I do want to thanks all the people who work so hard to make this retreat possible and to all District Staff support, especially to our DS Ray Van Gilst who change his schedule just to be with us. Brother Tim Agnello who canceled for three day his family vacation just to be with us and Mike and Robin Mitchum who were one of our guest speakers.


Children Ministry Teachers

Thank you to our amazing children's workers!


During the 2019 Retreat, 18 kids gave their lives to Jesus!

Whole Church Planting Team

Our Whole Church Planting Team!

Ladies In Pink-Pastors Wives

Our Ladies in Pink - Pastors Wives


My request to all is to keep praying for us in this beautiful adventure we are on investing in the lives of our Hispanic Brothers and Sisters and the 9 cities we are focusing on.

 At the Retreat, we were able to pray for the leaders in each of the 9 cities. Please continue to keep them in your prayers!

1 Davis; 2 Sacramento; 3 Fairfield; 4 Hollister; 5 San Jose ;6 Truckee; 7 Salt Lake City; 8 Hayward; 9 San Mateo.Leaders in 9 different cities

Leaders in 9 different cities with potential church planting


If we all work together, we will make a difference bringing Hope to this World.

In his name 

Edgar Castro


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