I love being an EFCA pastor in an EFCA church. All churches in the EFCA are autonomous; in other words, we are our own church under the headship of the Lord. Being a part of the EFCA gives us strength in numbers. I enjoy this benefit the most. Recently I met with a number of Arizona EFCA pastors. I invited John Cosby, one of own at MVBC, to join us for the day. His background in missions led me to believe he would want to hear from the special guest, Diane Martinez of Immigrant Hope.
Since then, I have seen John take hold of the vision to help establish Immigrant Hope here in the Valley. This is a big undertaking, and we are reaching out to many other pastors and churches. Keep this in mind, Mountain Vista Bible Church, it does not take a mega-church to do mega things. It takes God. I am proud as a pastor that one of our members is pursuing the vision for an Immigrant Hope ministry here in the Valley. The potential to share Christ with people who have a specific need for help is what excites me the most. Following is something that I asked John to write to begin to introduce us to Immigrant Hope. You will be hearing more about his work in the future.