We are so excited about what God is doing among Latinos here in the Midwest! Our name HOLA (Hope Outreach and Leadership Alliance) Ministries describes what we do. We serve Latinos and evangelical Latino church plants that are seeking help with evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. We share the gospel, teach Bible studies and English classes, lead prayer groups, and train young leaders. We are committed to sharing and teaching God’s Word in creative and impactful ways. We also enjoy building relationships with Latinos by having dinner with them and by playing soccer and other sports with them. We enjoy seeing God change many lives for His glory!
We currently focus on reaching the more than 2,000 Latinos who live in western Wisconsin. These Latinos are from Mexico, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Colombia, and Honduras. A large number of the Latinos whom God has brought into our lives are from Loja, Ecuador, which is only 1% evangelical. God willing, a mission trip to Loja will occur sometime in the future.
God is doing great things in western Wisconsin! Since we began working with Latinos in western Wisconsin in 2017, more than 60 Latinos have trusted in Jesus. Praise God!
Our newest Latino ministry activities include teaching Bible studies in the Wisconsin towns of Menomonie and Amery. God willing, these Bible studies will result in many Latinos being reached for Jesus and lead to the formation of new Latino churches.
In 2017, we began partnering with a Latino church plant in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Many of the Latinos attending the church plant have trusted in Jesus. All of the family members of four families from the church plant have received Jesus. Praise God!
Before serving with Latinos in Wisconsin, we served for about four years with SIM in Montevideo, Uruguay. God used us to help three struggling churches become healthy and growing churches that are thriving today. Our ministry in Uruguay also included teaching at a local seminary and speaking at CRU events.
God confirmed our call to ministry and missions when we went on three mission trips to Brazil. God used us to lead many young people to Christ and to train Brazilian leaders in evangelism.Besides our Latino ministry, we seek to help American churches and individuals to reach people for Jesus. We share the gospel with as many Americans as we can, and we provide evangelism training as the Lord leads. I (Josh) am the author of an outreach book that is based on our evangelism experiences, our seminary degrees, and a lot of research. The book is The Life Changer: Finding Joy, Peace, and Purpose by Discovering Truth (2022, Covenant Books).
We really appreciate your prayers and support! We could not serve the Lord effectively without your partnership. Thank you!