PUERTA DEL CIELO CHURCH, EL PROGRESO
Puerta del Cielo Church is a rural congregation of 40 members, 10 of whom are leaders. In 2008 its former pastor, Mario Ernesto Mejía, learned about ENLACE through conversations with Pastor Mauricio Alvarado from San Jacinto, who encouraged him to reach out and serve his community.
Pastor Mario, a man of great passion and faith, inspired his church to serve. They established new relationships with several community organizations as well as the mayor’s office. Additionally, the church created strong friendships with community members and church-goers from different churches in their community. In June 2012, Orlando Majano became the church’s new pastor, a devoted leader with a strong personal testimony. Pastor Orlando and the church implemented their first housing project and led a joint effort with the community to repair the main road.