Mauricio Botello

King's Church, Ontario
Lead Church Planter
Mississauga Ontario
King's Church
June 6

About My Family

I was born again October 24, 1992, during a youth meeting and began following and serving Jesus. In 1994 I become a leader of a life group in our mother church in Bogota, Colombia. Soon my responsibilities increased as teacher, coordinator and spiritual guide. After finishing college, the church called me to be full-time pastor assistant. In 2010 I found my beautiful wife, Mabel, and we began seeking His will. A few months later, He commanded us to go to Canada. We left family, ministry, friends and security to follow His promise in the Greater Toronto Area. In 2014, God gave us an amazing son. Oliver is our joy and happiness. We found a new family among the North American Mission Board network, and God is doing awesome things in our lives.

About My Church Plant

The Lord gave us a ministry of 140 life groups in Bogota, Colombia, an amazing team and the opportunity to preach overseas. After finishing my bachelor's degree in theology, we started a time of fasting and praying. The Lord gave us a dream during the night to come to Canada and plant a church and, after multiple prodigious signals, He opened the door to come to Canada. The North American Mission Board welcomed us to become part of the family, and after the process, we planted a seed in Mississauga. On July 9, 2017, the seed brought fruit, and the dream become a reality.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Pray

For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America.
For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve.
For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents.
For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.

Participate

Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with a missionary’s work.
Commit to long-term missions support with your missionary partner.
Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families.
Pray for missionaries.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: ZPGSTB-Botello,Mauri
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