Linker and Luz Sanchez were ordained and ten students graduated from a year of study during an evening celebration in Hagerstown, MD on August 20.
Linker and Luz have established churches in Gaithersburg and Hagerstown during their three years of ministry as church planters. Their two children, Anahi and Lin, minister with them as well. Anahi leads the children’s ministries and Lin leads the worship teams.
The church-planting efforts in Gaithersburg and Hagerstown are a partnership between the Hopewell Network and Monte Maria (a church-planting network in Mexico). Linker and Luz were sent by Monte Maria as missionaries to serve with the Hopewell Network in establishing new churches in Hispanic communities.
Linker and Luz have developed a Bible Training Institute which completed its first year. Ten students completed the requirements for graduation from the first level and received certificates. The students serve in various leadership roles in the Gaithersburg and Hagerstown churches. Each month, pastors and leaders from other related churches join in teaching classes in the Bible institute.
By Pastor Allan Yoder,
Good Shepherd Community