My name is Rafael Reyna Lagunas. When I was 11 years old, my father died in an automobile accident leaving my mom, my sister and me in a difficult situation. He was the sole provider for us economically and morally. Through this time, we heard the word of God and we started serving Him with all our hearts. God worked in our character, and our capacity to empathize with people in need as we were.
San Juan del Río is a city about 40 km. from the city of Querétaro with a strong cultural resistance to the Gospel. For a long time, the church that we belonged to (New Life Cultural Center) had a Bible study with 2 families (6 people). It would start to grow but then unfortunately, the people would not stay. The Lord put in my heart and my wife’s a desire to work in that area to develop a relevant ministry that would manifest the love of God for that city. After praying and serving in the group for about a year, we talked with our pastors about the decision to plant a church. In September 2018, we launched New Life San Juan del Rio. Since then, we have seen the hand of God on us and in the past months, we have seen it grow 4 times its initial size with faithful families that are proving solid and being discipled in Biblical principles.