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Andres and Natalia Diaz
We are the Evangelism Coordinators for Word of Life Peru and we are directing the Discipleship Training Center. We are passionate about reaching the youth of Peru with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples. We tour the country with Gospel Productions that we take into public schools and we also do Open Air Evangelism in the cities.
I accepted Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 11, despite very difficult circumstances. My parents had split up and I was living with my mom, and it was then that we began to attend church. At the age of 12, the Lord put in my heart the desire to serve as a missionary, but in my adolescence I fell away from Him. After spending several years away from God, in the summer of 1988 I reconciled with the Lord at a Word of Life camp and decided to stop everything I was doing and study God's Word at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Argentina. I began my studies in 1990 and lived in Argentina for 6 years. In the summer of 1996, I returned to Peru and since then I have been a missionary with Word of Life.
At the age of 10, I was invited to the kids’ club at a church. I liked it and started to attend continuously. But it wasn't until I was 14 that a person introduced me to the plan of salvation and I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. When I was 16, God put a desire in my heart to go to Bible school, but my parents were not in agreement. Instead, I went to college but during that time, I lived a mediocre Christian life.
I was introduced to Word of Life when I was 19, and started to attend camp every summer. During camps, God challenged me to leave my studies and go to the Word of life Bible Institute in Argentina. The summer before going to Argentina, I volunteered at the camp and met Andres. We started dating and I left to the BI for Bible school. After my studies,we got married and I we are happy to be serving the Lord with Word of Life Peru. Since then, I have been able to get my degree in Psychology, and use it as a great tool with the young girls that come to our camp.
Colossians 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds