We Welcome Grupo Unidad
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me” ( John 17:22-23 ).
The Living Word Community Church congregation has partnered with Grupo Unidad in faith to experience the manifestation of this promise of John 17. Grupo Unidad is a church that began as a home prayer group in Tijuana and has grown to a large church family that has services in many cities throughout Mexico. Grupo Unidad is now hosting Spanish services at Living Word Community Church on Sundays at 1:00pm.
We are very excited to welcome Grupo Unidad into our hearts and facility and we feel that the Lord has brought our two congregations together as a unique expression of Him in our community. Grupo Unidad kicked off their first service here August 6th, 2017. Congregants from Tijuana and San Diego came to express their love and worship to the Lord together. More than 300 people were in attendance and the parking lot was filled to overflowing. Pastor Fermín García spoke to the congregation and interviewed MaryHeather and I about what oneness and the promise of John 17 means to us.
When I was younger, my Pastor Bruce Larson took me along with a group of people to Mexico, where we attended bible studies in people’s homes in Tijuana. I saw firsthand the contrast between how I lived and how many lived in that city, but that we are all one in Christ. Pastor Bruce revealed to me a love for Mexico and the ability to see God’s loving intention toward His people there.
In the short time we have worked together, I have enjoyed experiencing how Pastor Fermín empowers his people to function as God’s vessels in the earth. His incredible team has already made a huge impression on us and we feel joy each time we see them arrive on the property. We are thankful for the opportunity the Lord has provided through this relationship between our two churches to see the oneness spoken about in John 17 have an expression in this community.