|Current Church Plants|
CHRIST THE VICTOR CHURCH - Central
Manolo and Jodi Saenz are missionaries involved in planting Christ the Victor Church (CTV). Manolo is the pastor and church plant leader of this church plant. They have two children, Nadia and Tytus and are expecting their third child in November 2013.
This church started in June, 2008 at the home of Daren and Tina Busenitz. It moved to another missionary home on Volutsia in January, 2009. The church plant has gone through a number of different transitions since it began and continues to be a growing body of believers who have a heart for outreach in their community and beyond.
The church currently meets every Sunday evening at 2307A. E. Central (near the corner of Central and Grove, which is next to World Impact’s Second Blessing Thrift Store). Christ the Victor Church also holds a weekly Bible study and prayer walks.
LA IGLESIA DE CRISTO VICTORIOSO - Emporia
Gerson and Mayra Berrios, the pastor and his wife of La Iglesia de Cristo Victorioso (ICV), are partnering with World Impact to plant a Spanish-speaking church in the neighborhood north of downtown Wichita. They have three children, Gerson Jr., Richie and Cassie. In addition to being the pastor at ICV, Gerson also works full-time. Audrey Hanneman (World Impact missionary) is a supporting member on this church plant team.
ICV began meeting together for Sunday evening services in January, 2010. They started in a World Impact missionary home on Market St. and later moved to their current location at 1157 N. Emporia. La Iglesia de Cristo Victorioso has services on Sunday evenings at 5:30 PM and Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM. The Lord is doing great things in growing the believers of this church! A number of people from the church were recently baptized at our annual family camp!
The church continues to reach out to the growing Spanish-speaking community in the surrounding neighborhoods through ministry to children, teens and adults.
LA IGLESIA DE CRISTO VICTORIOSO - Homestead
Alvaro and Orpha Mora are partnering with us to plant a Spanish speaking church in the Northeast area of Wichita. They have three children, Heidy, a junior in college, Bryant, a recent high school graduate and Steven, a junior in high school. All three children are very active in the church plant.
Alvaro and Orpha both have full-time jobs on top of their church plant responsibilities. They have had the call to minister all of their married life. Orpha grew up in ministry as her father was a church planter in California. Alvaro worked alongside his father-in-law in church planting for many years before they moved to Wichita. The Moras have been students in The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) here in Wichita for the past four years and Alvaro is now teaching a Spanish TUMI Capstone Bible course in his church plant. Alvaro and Orpha minister to the poor in Wichita as well as international students who attend Wichita State University.
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