About Roland and Loyda
Since the age of 8, the Lord has drawn my (Roland’s) heart toward the most marginalized persons in the world. At age 15, God drew my attention to the country of El Salvador and other places in Latin America. My interest, life and calling have been focused on El Salvador and its neighbours since then. Jesus has led me to studies and work experience in community development and microbusiness support (microfinance) my entire life. God has opened wonderful doors of opportunity to contribute to improved support for highly marginalized populations, God’s special people. He also has given a vision for healthy, sustainable, God-honouring communities – communities that use their own local resources to build a high quality of life, participate in the Kingdom of God, and develop a close relationship with the Lord Jesus.
This undertaking with Seeds of New Creation (Semillas de Nueva Creacion), in partnership with Resonate Global Mission, is another exciting journey in God’s Kingdom.
As our family makes this move to El Salvador, my goal will be to contribute to effective local Christian leadership. I will be doing so through walking alongside leaders in asset based community development, building capacity in business management, and encouraging the leaders in developing a biblical worldview. Through this ministry, I will strive to better understand their values, goals, vision and resources. All people and all communities have been blessed by God with capacities for living an abundant, healthy, sustainable life. The Lord is always at work in human hearts and lives, drawing people to the Kingdom. It is important that we recognize and respect each other’s journeys, abilities, strengths and capacities. We must work together to develop these God-given gifts for the well-being of everyone (especially the most marginalized) and the glory of God. There is no greater calling than to participate in the coming of Christ’s Kingdom. May God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven!
Seeds of a New Creation
Resonate Global Mission missionaries, Back to God Hour Ministries International and several local ministries have rallied together and created Seeds of New Creation. As a community of service and a transformational network, Seeds of New Creation yearns to see churches, ministries, and communities in El Salvador transformed by the Gospel, evidencing it with love, justice, peace, and hope. The team shares a Ministry House and works together to strengthen the mission of the church through training and collaborative efforts that serve the local Christian Reformed Church (ICRES) and hundreds of leaders of different denominations, impacting regions throughout the country.
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