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Before the event, Iron sharpens Iron, I want to do small biographies of different pastors so that you can know them a little better before the conference.

Today I want to present Hector Hermosillo (although I assume most people already know him). Hector is currently the Pastor of a church in Anaheim called Seed Eastside and he also leads club driver 700 bond. He is also the founder of Mustard Seed movement and has been a dear friend for many years.

The awesome thing about Hector is the faith that God has given him.  The Mustard Seed started in Mexico City and Cuernavaca, and after being there 7 years and already having two strong and well-established churches, God called him to Chicago to start a Hispanic church in Willow Creek. After being there seven years God called him to California to start a congregation again from scratch. What blesses me so much about Pastor Hector is that anyone could choose to stay on the safe side, but he decided to follow the steps of Paul and start churches and establish leaders in these churches so that he can go to other places to start more churches. And the results have been wonderful, God has raised up pastors such as Jaime Foote and Fermin IV by Hector taking steps of faith.

Hector will be sharing his testimony and leading worship on Friday afternoon and on Saturday morning he will deliver a lecture entitled redefining masculinity. See you August 29th and 30th!

 

Jonathan Domingo

 

 


 


 

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Of all the conference speakers the one I obviously know best is Juan Domingo. My father is a total distinct person from anyone I have met in my whole life. There is an endless amount of things I can say about him but let’s talk about that which pertains to the men's conference. My father taught me the significance of being a man. There are tons of people my age that battle with the definition of being a man because their fathers were mean or worst than that, were absent. This leaves an emptiness that only God can fill.


The subject that my dad will speak about is being a strong man and at the same time compassionate. Many men are just strong. His masculinity is defined by his job, athleticism, bank account, physical strength, or things like that. There is no investment made in the well being of his family. He doesn't long to invest in the welfare of the family, because they don't care whether their life is full if they are feeling macho. The counterpart and most common in churches is that there are men who are weak, who believe that simply having a positive attitude, a smile, and be liked is all that is needed. But they do not work hard, nor do they strive to get their family ahead, and they are not responsible. What we need are strong yet compassionate men, men that work hard for their families but are tender with their families. I can't think of a better example of this than my dad; Juan Domingo. Forget the good pastor, forget the missionary, forget the pioneer, all that is important and valuable, but most importantly, he showed my family what it means to be a God-fearing man who works hard and who is compassionate with his family.


My dad's health has not been great, it has been almost two years since he had taught, and he has just recently started teaching again. His absence from the pulpit has made every time he stands up to teach a treasure in the form of words. I am honored that he has accepted the invitation and, I probably more than anyone else, look forward to hearing him preach this weekend.

 

Jonathan Domingo

 


 


 

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Chris Martinez is a pastor and missionary who has been working in Tijuana for about 20 years. He started a church in a colony called Pedregales and more recently began another in Zona Rio (Near the border crossing). In the past we have invited him to various mens events for two reasons;

the first, he is an excellent teacher of the word, he has a natural ability to teach the Bible, not like a classroom, but as a friend you are talking with regarding something he's passionate about.

And second, I think we as men pay little attention to the outward appearance but it is not so, it is normal for a man to compare himself to another man and in terms of size, strength, or something of that nature. Chris Martinez is physically imposing, and that helps us as men to realize that Christianity is not something for those who are not very masculine, but even the most masculine man needs to humble himself and follow Jesus Christ.
Not long now for the conference Iron Sharpens Iron. You can buy your tickets horizonteensenada.org/hierro
See you Friday!

 

Jonathan Domingo

 


 


 

 

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I want you to imagine living in the United States 40 years ago as a Hispanic, 18 years living in the Hippie California culture. The masses would go to this place to experiment with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Interestingly, at the same time there was a revival that became known as the Jesus movement that was led by Chuck Smith. There was an extraordinary expansion among Caucasian Americans in California through the Calvary Chapel movement, people like Raul Ries, Pancho Juarez, Fausto Pflucker were used by God to reach the Hispanic culture. And the first person who started a Hispanic Calvary Chapel was Fausto Pflucker and this was about 35 years ago.


Besides pastoring a Hispanic church in California, he travels extensively to support pastors across Latin America and has been a family friend for 35 years and personally is a very close friend (He gave me premarital counseling before marrying Evelyn and he was the master of ceremonies at my wedding). Fausto has already come to Horizonte several times and is always a HUGE blessing. He will be teaching about the importance of loving the church.

 

Jonathan Domingo

 

 

 



 

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