veryone experiences turning points, the problem with most is that they miss those opportunities. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch destroyed Honduras and God brought a great opportunity to serve and reach out to those who were in misery. Most of the families either lost a family member, a house, a business; entire towns were flushed. It was devastating to see all the pain and needs. Samaritan’s Purse partnered with the Great Commission Latin American churches, as well as, Great Commission Churches in North America and Great Commission Ministries stood up to lend a helping hand also.
As we served those in need by building homes, schools, clinics, bringing health care and support; a passion grew in our heart, a passion to continue doing this great work. The church in Jerusalem told apostle Paul, to not forget about the poor, or Jesus words, whatever you do for the least, you will do to me, or the proverb that says that whoever gives to the poor lends to God.
Fundación Gran Comision (FGC) is based in Honduras and partners with Great Commission Latin America in Miami to bring funding and partnerships that uplift the individuals, families and communities in need with projects that do not promote handing out but helping people get on their feet and walk on their own.
Your partnership with FGC will change the world, we expect to grow into new countries and areas, reach out to tribes, urban and rural, work with education, nutrition, jobs, training, microloans, micro business entrepreneurship, and other ways that come with the times.
The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. It was uniquely, verbally, and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and was written without error in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and life in every age.
There is but one God, infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness and love, the Creator of the universe, eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-each of whom possesses all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
God created man in His own image, and man, as he was originally created, was innocent before God. But man chose to sin by disobeying God, and therefore was alienated from his Creator and came under divine condemnation. Thus all human beings are born with a corrupted nature and without spiritual life, and are totally incapable of pleasing God in and of themselves.
God the Father, by His own choice and out of love for sinful men and women, sent Jesus Christ into the world to reconcile sinners to Himself. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He was God in the flesh, both true God and true man. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and voluntarily suffered and died as our substitute to pay the penalty for our sins, thus satisfying God’s justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He bodily ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, makes intercession for His own. He will return to earth personally, visibly and bodily to judge all men and establish His kingdom.
Men and women are freed from the penalty for their sins not as a result, in whole or in part of their own works, goodness or religious ceremony, but by the undeserved favor of God alone. God declares righteous all who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, to convict men and women of their sins, and to impart new life to all who place their faith in Christ. He indwells believers from the moment of spiritual birth, seals them until the day of redemption, allots spiritual gifts to them for ministry, and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God.
All who are born again of the Spirit can, through the sure promises of God, be fully assured of eternal life from the very moment they put their faith in Christ. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but upon the finished work of Christ, who completely paid for their sins and upon the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who is the deposit guaranteeing their inheritance.
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
At physical death, the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his or her body to everlasting glory and blessing. At physical death, the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his or her body to everlasting suffering, judgment and condemnation.
BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
Jesus Christ has instructed those who believe in Him to be baptized in water as a symbol of their new birth in Christ. Baptism is only for those who have personally believed in Christ. Our practice is to baptize by immersion. The Lord also instituted the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of His suffering, death and resurrection. Neither baptism nor the Lord’s Supper have any merit in helping a person obtain eternal life.
All true believers make up the church worldwide and should assemble together in local churches for worship, prayer, fellowship and teaching to become conformed to the image of Christ and to become equipped to carry out the Great Commission that Christ gave His followers in Matthew 28:19-20.
Missions & Social Projects Director.
US Phone #: (786) 228-8263
Missions Trip Assistant
Office Phone #: (305) 232-5900
Joey Soto Jr
If you want to mail in a donation, please send it to the following address:
Great Commission Latin America
PO BOX 771480
MIAMI, FL 33177
If you have a general inquiry about a mission trip you’ve got planned with GCLA, send Gloria an email or call her office phone. She can help troubleshoot any issues you may be having or answer any questions.
If you have a specific question about a project you’ve seen while in Latin America that you want more info about, send Carlos an email or call his phone. He’s always out and traveling between the 9 countries GCLA exists in, but he confesses he’s addicted to checking his email. So always email first with Carlos.
If you have a random question that you’re not sure who to ask– fear not. Tag BOTH Gloria & Carlos in the email. They will figure out who needs to answer the question, whether its one of them or one of the others in our small headquarters in Miami, Florida.
If you have a question about the website or a suggestion for more information for one of the pages, shoot Joey an email! We’re always looking for more information about churches or cool pictures to display on our website.