In A World Where Bad Is Good
Juan Gustavo Leon loves Ecuador, but he admits that corruption is on the rise, rating it at an eight out of ten.
“Consequently, I am afraid to say that many Ecuadorians consider good as bad, and bad as good.”
Juan says that they have freedom to share the Gospel openly, and he is thankful for that. Unfortunately, many Christians do not have a personal relationship with Jesus.
“In our country, we have the liberty to share the Gospel, but we have been laid back,” says Juan. “The past government may have placed some strictures, but we could share the Gospel. Today, a large number of Ecuadorian Christians have chosen to walk in humanism. Others have heard of Jesus all their lives but do not have a personal relationship with Him despite constantly saying that they thirst for something for their souls.”
Juan says that Ecuador’s biggest problems are no fear of God, idolatry, corruption, and lack of leadership, but he is hopeful that God will change all of that by leading Ecuadorians to the Haggai Leader Experience.
Juan attended the Haggai Leader Experience in 2006 and says that it “opened my mind and heart.”
“My mind, knowing a variety of cultures and church cultures, is what challenged me to keep on the track of discipleship-making with an opened view,” says Juan. “My heart, because I got to know other brother’s realities and struggles with spreading the Gospel.”
Juan testifies that the experience has prepared him to combat the corruption of Ecuador head on.
“The Word of God and the Haggai Leader Experience as a part of my Christian growth has prepared me to be smart. I now make it a point to ask for God’s discernment, and to trust only God, not men. So, I really believe that I and other Haggai leaders, as prepared Christians, are obligated to preach and teach the right way to walk.”
After his time at the experience, he began to make changes in his church in order to optimize their efforts in training and spreading the Gospel. He encouraged them to open themselves up to another congregation and spread his newly acquired knowledge for sharing the Gospel. Since then, he has done several local seminars with his church, as well as a national one. He has helped create several small groups with a vision of making disciples and studying the Bible.
Moving forward, he dreams to be “part of an active Christian congregation where he may serve sharing the Gospel and teaching believers to be Jesus followers.”
With Ecuador’s political, economic, and corruption struggles, following this dream will not be an easy task, but Juan is confident in the Lord’s ability and looks forward to seeing the Lord work in Ecuador.
“Jesus can resolve these problems if only people place their trust in Him,” says Juan.
Juan Gustavo Leon
Accountant & Church Leader
Attended Haggai: 2006
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