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Jose and Joanny Maciel

Jose and Joanny Maciel

Missionaries to the Dominican Republic

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Ministry Description

In the Dominican Jose Maciel helps local congregations to reach their youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through summer camps, youth groups, sports marathons, local churches ministries, dramas, musical productions, Bible teaching in public schools, medical campaigns, and discipleship programs. Jose is our Area Missionary for the Southwest part of the country.

About Jose

I started going to church at 9 years old, and accepted Christ at church in Argentina when I was 12. At age 14 I went to Word of Life camp in Buenos Aires. I gave my life to Christ that summer at the campfire service with the goal of going to study the Word of God.

My brother went to the Bible Institute before me, and then in 1995 I enrolled in the Word of Life Bible Institute in Argentina and studied for three years. In 1998 God opened the doors for me to come to the Dominican Republic for 7 months. During that time, the Lord spoke to my heart to stay and serve here. I worked as a missionary with Word of Life for 7 years, then stepped away of the Word of Life team to pastor a church for almost 8 years.

This year I have rejoined the Word of Life Dominican team and am serving here for the glory of God. At the same time I'm leading a ministry called CPI (Capacitando a Pastores y lideres Internacionales) preparing pastors and leaders who do not have the opportunity to go to a seminary or Bible college. By the grace of God we have 5 groups in different cities throughout the Dominican, totaling around 200 pastors and leaders.

By the mercy and grace of God, I have been placed in the ministry to carry out the Word of God with my wife Joanny, and my children Daniel and Grace.

Life Verse

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.