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Pastors for Antofagasta

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Pastors for Antofagasta

(Chile CNSAM). Cristiano Gava and Daniela Aparecida Piotto Gava have been named as the lead pastors for the church plant in Antofagasta, Chile.

Pastors Cristiano and Daniela (Dani) are from the interior of São Paulo, Brazil, and have recently been serving as assistant pastors in Morungaba. Both sensed a call to missions from early on in their Christian lives, and now have the opportunity to lead the Extreme Nazarene church plant team in Antofagasta. Prior to serving in Morungaba, the pair worked as assistant pastors in the city of Lages, in the state of Santa Catarina, from 2010 to 2013. Cristiano and Dani have two children, Thainá (16 years old) and Tiago (almost 3 years old), who will be accompanying the couple in the missionary work.

The pair brings a variety of secular and church work experience as lead pastors. Cristiano has worked as an office assistant and Dani is owner of her own foot clinic. The pair loves music and art in general, and enjoys running a puppet ministry for children.
Pastors Cristiano and Dani say, “The Lord is very good to us, and has allowed us to participate in the expansion of His Kingdom along with a beautiful family, that we do not know yet, but we love tremendously. We have in our hearts the feeling that we will see big things from the Lord.”

The Antofagasta 40/40 church plant team arrives in Quito, Ecuador for missionary training on June 25, and Pastors Cristiano and Dani will arrive with their family sometime after. The missionary team will begin working in Antofagasta in November 2015, and the pastors are committed to staying at least four years.

Please be praying for Pastors Cristiano and Dani as they prepare to leave their family and friends in Brazil. In addition, due to the high cost of living in Antofagasta, the couple is currently raising funds to help supplement the base salary they will be receiving.

If you have interest in knowing more about the project in Antofagasta, or supporting Pastors Cristiano and Dani financially, you can email Cailyn Wheatley at

Fuente: Michael Wheatley.

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