Thursday, June 18, 2015

volunteer of the week MIGUEL GALDAMEZ

Miguel and his family have been attending The Community Fellowship for about 6 months and serves as pastor for our Spanish speaking service.

Miguel was born in El Salvador and moved to Henry County over 18 years ago.  He met Minerva soon after moving here and got married.  They have four awesome kids.  Michelle is 16 years old and Minnie is 14; both attend Bassett High School.  Little Miguel is 8 years old and Dale is 6; both are in elementary school. 

Minerva and Miguel ask that we pray for little Miguel as he prepares to have heart surgery at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville in the months to come.

The church that he leads actually began in their home before outgrowing the space that they had to offer.  Miguel works for Nelson Family Car Dealerships, and his boss Barry encouraged him to speak with us about partnering together as a church.   For the last four months this wonderful group of Spanish speaking people have been meeting at The Community Fellowship and will soon become part of our church family.

As The Community Fellowship serves our community through many different outreaches Miguel, his family and others have joined in to serve.  They have been able to help serve many more of the Spanish speaking population of Martinsville and Henry County.  Miguel is a gifted speaker and pastor that loves God and loves people.  He has already become an asset to our church and this community.

He was saved at the age of 11 in El Salvador and has a powerful testimony of being an orphan and how God protected and provided for him.  Miguel was licensed to preach while serving as a church planter here locally as he worked with the Henry County Baptist Association in 1997.

Miguel enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family, and one of the things he loves the most is home cooking of American food.  When asked what he does in his spare time, Miguel said, “I love coming to church and working in church to share the love of Jesus with others.

Pastor Miguel has many favorite verses but shared that the one he quotes the most is John 3:16 which says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have ever lasting life.”

Thank you Miguel and your family for all you bring to the ministries you lead and for all you share in at The Community.  Your heart of loving God and helping others inspires us and others to demonstrate the love of God to our community.  We are glad you are part of our church family and honored to recognize you as our Community Fellowship Volunteer of the Week!

[ to learn more about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center give us a call at 276-647-8231 or email us by clicking here. Please give online by clicking this link ]

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