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Gone, but He Left His Footprint

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Gone, but He Left His Footprint

(Venezuela CNSAM). September 30, 2014, Pastor Alberto Cordero went to be with the Lord after he went into kidney failure.

At the age of 62, after 14 months of kidney deterioration, dialysis three times each week, and receiving treatment for blood pressure and diabetes, Pastor Cordero went to be with the Lord.

Alberto Cordero was born August 14, 1952 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He testified that his mother took him to church when he was young, even though she herself was not a Christian. The Lord healed him of a cough, and from that moment on, he felt like he should become a Christian. Later, in his adolescence, he was given a New Testament, and he began to read it. After several years, they invited him to a church service. On November 7, 1970, when he was 18 years old, he gave his life to Christ.

At the age of 21 he began to serve God, and for 41 years he ministered the Word of God in season and out of season. He earned degrees in social management and theology, and he put all of his heart and knowledge into serving God who used him to plant churches, preach holiness, as a professor of theological education by extension (ETED), as president of the Jiraquito Camp Foundation, as a member of the National Board of Venezuela, Central District Superintendent for 12 years and pastor of the following Churches of the Nazarene: La Hermosa, Mizpa, (both founded by him) in Bolívar, Yaracuy State; San Felipe (instrumental in its founding), Jobito (founded together with the mother church, San Felipe) and Simón Bolívar, which he supported during its founding.

During their 37 years of marriage Pastor Alberto and his wife Loida instructed all of their family in the love of God and the church. Today you can see the fruit of this in their four children: Loiberis, Mehir, Norvelis, and Mervin, who serve the Lord in various ministries in the church along with their young grandchildren: Joseph, Yulio, Loirys and Mehiris.

Pastor Cordero left his footprint fulfilling his desire as revealed in his favorite verse, Psalm 13:3, “Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death” (NIV).

Source: Julio Rivera.
Written by: Germán Picavea.
Translation: Jennifer Edgerton.

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