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Israel and Elizabeth Veintimilla
As a missionary in Word of Life, I have the administration responsibility, the managing of camps, In charge of bible clubs, I also teach different subjects in the DTC (discipleship teaching center) and finally I serve as a counselor for the students (boys) in there.
In the local church I am a member of the pastors team, I am the youth pastor, I am also in charge of the men ministry, and together my wife, we prepare the new couples for the marriage.
My wife is one of the teachers for the children pedagogy subject in DTC, she is part of the counselors team for the students (ladies), and is also in charge of the costume making for the special theater presentations that we use to preach the gospel..
In the local church, she is in charge of the ladies in the youth ministry, and also in charge of women ministry, and together me, we prepare the new couples who are going to get married.
My name is Israel Veintimilla, I was born in a Christian home, my parents were missionary pastors and since I was a child I knew about God, the Bible and church life, however, I wasn't saved until I got 19 that I understood that I also was separated from God because of my sins and I needed a personal meeting with Jesus Christ. After having received Christ as my personal savior, the Lord allowed me to get involved in different ministries of my local church. After finishing my university studies He called me to serve him full time with Word of Life in Ecuador with the vision of reaching the youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We met with my wife in 2004 through the Ministry of Word of Life Ecuador, we got engaged in 2009, we got married in 2010 and today we have two children, Abiel that is 9 years old and Caleb that is 7, and together we have served the Lord since 2002 being singles and now as family.
My name is Elizabeth, my mother had met Jesus so when I was born, she used to talked to me about Him, but I received Jesus Christ at the age of 14, I was called for the Lord to serve him at the age of 19 in a missions service time, since that time I served the Lord in the local church. I finally came to know Word of Life through my best friend (Nancy) while working as an English and French teacher, I clearly received confirmation that God was calling me to the full-time missions with Word of Life.
Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.