Poverty-stricken atheist watched God provide


By Mark Ellis —

Alfredo speaking
Alfredo speaking

He grew up in austere conditions in the heart of Mexico, convinced there was no God. But as he matured, observing circumstances and situations that defied rational explanation, his unbelief was challenged. “I was an atheist,” says Alfredo. “My father deserted my mother, and that’s when everything changed for us. I had one pair of pants. I watched my mother work hard for long hours,” he told Bible League International.

But through a Christian ministry’s local outreach to the poor, his mother eventually discovered the love of Jesus and began to follow Him.

Alfredo’s atheism was challenged as he watched unusual events unfold. “I saw how God provided for us, fed us, and even provided an opportunity for me to get an education. It was a miracle,” he came to realize.

None of these things would “have happened without God,” Alfredo concluded.

Inspired by his mother’s growing faith, and the power of the Holy Spirit softening his heart, Alfredo trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior, and soon was telling others about Jesus.

Alfredo turned his story into a ministry. He served in a church, and that service caused him to want to reach out to even more people. It also gave him the vision to plant churches so these new believers and new churches could reach more people like himself. “When I train people, I look at who they are. I look into their eyes. I always speak with their pastors and find out who is actually doing the work in their churches and ask to recruit those people for church planter training,” Alfredo says.

“This is how we keep moving forward,” he adds.

“Next, I go to do more church planter training,” Alfredo says, “and then more.”

Looking out on a crowded church in a remote part of Mexico, Alfredo gestures toward the believers gathered – almost one hundred singing together, “They have all been transformed by Jesus Christ. Because of your help, Jesus makes this possible.”


If you want to know more about a personal relationship with God, go here

Alfredo has served as a trainer for “Project Philip” and Church Planter Training with Bible League International in Mexico for over 10 years. Traveling throughout Mexico, he trains hundreds every year, along with pastoring his own church in Puebla. To learn more, go here.


    • Yes God is everywhere, but He manifested Himself in flesh the Holy Bible tells us, so that He could have one righteous man through whom He would forgive our sins.
      Jesus lived without sin, the whole human race sin, everyone in it, but He was made in the womb by God and never once sinned. Death entered the human race through sin, the Holy Bible says.
      We all die. But the Blood of Jesus (God,) is life-giving. When you call on Jesus sincerely, (even if you dont believe,) you will begin to find real peace He will manifest HImself to you, if you seek Him with all your heart. Jesus is the only true and living God.
      He answers prayer. We must come to Him in prayer, humbly and with simplicity (straightforwardness,) as a little child to its Father.
      He changed my life Vasanth and He can do wonders for you amd all who will call on Him.

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