Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Purpose for my Life

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A Purpose for my Life

By Jorge Pinto, Board of Directors
July-September 2014

A Purpose for My Life
My older brother, Oscar, and I were born in El Salvador. Our father abandoned us, so our mother, Maria Herminia Pinto, had to make a living as a maid in order to support us. Around 1960 we returned to her native land of Honduras where she married Santos Tomas Sanchez. Sadly, both passed away. In 1964, my uncle Saul Gomez took us to El Sembrador, a school for poor children in Catacamas, Olancho. My brother and I were under the care of don Donaldo and doña Twana Hawk. I remained in El Sembrador school for many years. There I learned about work, study, and, above all, the Word of God.

Today I am happily married to my lovely wife, Marta Isabel. God has given us three children: Helga Ruth, Helga Esther, and Jorge. We have five grandchildren. I am a pastor and serve as president of the Evangelical Holiness Church of Honduras. I am also blessed to be president and founder of the Manuelito Project, an organization that rescues and educates the street children of my country. I am the president of La Agencia Misionera de Santidad Latino Americana, AMSLA (the Latin American Holiness Missionary Agency), which I am honored to represent on the Board of Directors of World Gospel Mission in Marion, Indiana.

Looking back, I understand that God has had a purpose for my life and that he has used people in my spiritual formation and calling to whom I am indebted. I am nothing more than an instrument in God’s hands. To Him be the glory.

As part of God’s creative design, He used the ministry of Escuela El Sembrador to shape the life of Jorge Pinto.

Give!GIVE: Become a significant part in the future of more students like Jorge through the El Sembrador Sponsorship Program. A gift of $125 per month, or $1,500 per year, will provide a child with education and room and board for one year. Donations can be made to World Gospel Mission and sent to:

El Sembrador Sponsorship Program
World Gospel Mission
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952

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