GO Ministries – Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres is the Associate Pastor in Hoyo de Bartola, known as “The Hole.” Rafael is married with three sons and a daughter and longs to see and know the Spirit of God be strong in all he does. Specifically, his goals include:
- To know the Spirit of God is strong in their work
- Christians and families to come together in the community
- The Spirit of God to be strong on all the pastors and their work
- God will grow their family strong in their faith
- God will enter the hearts of people who do not know him right now
- North American supporters will be blessed as they have blessed them
Rafael grew up in the area near Hoya de Bartola, known as “The Hole” with two brothers and two sisters. His dad had problems with alcohol and died many years ago. His mom lives in Hoyo de Bartola and lights up the room with her vibrant smile and bear hugs. Rafael met his wife, Elba, while he was playing baseball. She also lived in the area and had lost both of her parents. She came to the church in Hoyo de Bartola when she brought their three sons and daughter to the Nutrition Center in 2002. She loved the church and sometimes would help out at the Nutrition Center. Upon her repeated requests, Rafael visited the church in 2003 and later made the decision to be baptized in 2007.
A few years later, Rafael began helping Pastor Felix with the Nutrition Center and the water purification projects. His assistance was welcomed in a community of 500 families. The Nutrition Center feeds over 100 children a hot meal each day, the purified water program provides clean drinking water for all of the families in the community, and the outreach he offers by being a loving neighbor is invaluable. Rafael loves working with the kids to help them grow up strong and mentor them. He says he loves working for God in the community and that while his work is slow, it takes time to bring such change in such brokenness.
Revolution is so thankful to partner with Rafael and his family and all the incredible work they are doing in the Dominican Republic every day! Learn more about GO Ministries with the link below.