(Uruguay CNSAM). During October 27 and 28, 2012, the Church of the Nazarene in the town of Sauce, Canelones Province, Uruguay, celebrated the anniversary of their presence in that city.
After having gone through a pastoral loss that led to the inactivity of the congregation for a time, Pastors Ligdana and Adhemar Charlin, (founders of the Church of the Nazarene in El Calafate, Argentina) are feeling challenged by God, as they were put in charge of this church in November 2010. With the challenge of reopening the church, they undertook the task starting weekly meetings with just two other people besides these married pastors.
Today, two years later, celebrating 32 years since Pastor Adán Villalba began the work in a cell group in a house and two years after its reopening, there is a stable congregation of 30 members. There are three weekly services, with Bible school and various workshops making personal growth and numerical growth of the Church of the Nazarene “Living Hope”, as is its local name.
Working with the objective of reaching the lost, God has a purpose “that none should perish.” With that vision, it’s what is being worked on and, in the short term, “Esperanza Viva” Church of the Nazarene (Living Hope) is reaching out to the surrounding area.
Source: Adhemar Charlin, National Communications Coordinator, Uruguay
Translation: Janet Reinhart.