lay in his
hospital bed not knowing who he
was, where he
was, or even what language he
had just been in a severe bicycle accident with a car, but the Lord, having bigger plans for him, spared his
life and helped him recover.
At this pivotal point in his
came to understand that tomorrow is no guarantee. 'That's why I began to share the Gospel with everybody!' To this day, Manny
, a Multnomah, alumnus, remains devoted to spreading the Gospel to people around the world by training and deploying church planters through his
agency, World Link Ministries.
'TRAIN AND DEPLOY IS WHAT WE SEE AS THE GREAT COMMISSION.'
What began as the Spanish Seminary for Theological and Evangelistic Training (SEFOVAN) in Madrid, Spain, founded by Manny in 1991, quickly became World Link Ministries just two years later.
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, World Link
isn't focused on training Americans to become missionaries to other countries.
World Link trains ministers and seminary students from all across the world, equipping them with a solid, biblical foundation, and deploying them to plant churches in their own communities.
"The strategy is reaching the countries from the inside out," Manny
"I believe it's probably God's next wave in the missionary enterprise: energizing the troops from within to reach their countries for Christ."
believes the best method of reaching a country for Christ is to use trained nationals to plant churches.
Often times, World Link
will partner with nearby seminaries, recruiting students who share their heart for church planting and evangelism.
The Lord's blessing on World Link Ministries
is plain to see.
What began as a fatal bicycle accident became a tool God used to inspire action.
When Manny Fernandez
family first began their overseas ministry in Spain, they thought that two or three church plants would have fulfilled their commission.
But God had bigger plans for Manny