Greetings from Quito-Ecuador, in the middle of the World!
We are Ecuadorians and grew up in Christian homes all our lives. God called us to the ministry at an early age and we have served Him through the years. Joselito began to pastor churches at the age of 17. Also, we have served as professors in the Ecuadorian Baptist Theological Seminary since 1991 until today. Joselito has been the leader of the Ecuadorian Baptist Convention in the area of Theological Education for the last ten consecutive years. He has also served as Chaplain at the Voice of the Andes Christian Hospital of HCJB World Radio (WRMF) for 12 years, until May 2003.
Beginning 2003 we stepped out in faith to become missionaries with Palm Missionary Ministries Inc. We serve full time in a pastoral training ministry at both formal and informal training settings in our country. Joselito is currently the Rector of the Ecuadorian Baptist Theological Seminary, an itinerant preacher, associate pastor at University Baptist Church, and member of the Board of Directors of Palm Missionary Ministries in Ecuador.
Our basic areas of ministry are: Theological Education, Pastoral Training, Pastoral Ministries, Leadership Development, Preaching, Pastoral Counseling, Literature, and Christian Education for Children.
Anita and I have been married for ten years (February 24/95) and we have three daughters: Genesis Alondra (March 21/98), Orquidea Galilea (September 28/00), and Ana Belen (September 30/04).
Our basic vision in the grace and blessing of the Lord is:
* To see every Baptist Church in Ecuador with a prepared leader guiding them.
* To see the Seminary become a Baptist University to train more young people.
* To write books, sermons, articles, and conferences.
* To travel through Ecuador and Latin American offering conferences for pastors and leaders.
* To see our daughters growing in the grace of the Lord Jesus and serving in the Kingdom of God.
The International Mission Board of the SBC, in survey taken in our country determined that less than 20% of the leaders and pastors have theological preparation. 80% of the pastors and leaders have not had the opportunity to adequately prepare themselves for ministry. We believe that we are responsible to prepare as many leaders as we are planting churches in Ecuador.
We come to you through this letter in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We humbly pray that you would consider cooperation in this ministry. Would you prayerfully consider financially supporting our ministry and family? Right now we have only raised 25% of our required economic support.
Please help us to sow the Kingdom of the Lord from the middle of the world, throughout Latin America and the world. Thank you very much for praying for us and supporting us in this pilgrimage of service for which we are burdened everyday.
In the blessed communion of the Lord Jesus our Savior,
Joselito & Anita Orellana
Personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home phone (593-2) 282-7770
Cell phone 094792489