Nelson is a native of the Dominican Republic but has lived in Venezuela many years. He lives, with his family, in Barinas and was one of the early Christians there. This photo was taken in Jan. 2005, so things haven't changed too much since then.
Nelson has been preaching and teaching in Barinas and other places in Venezuela for several years now and is trusted by all the brethren there. He has been working toward dedicating his full time to preaching for a couple of years now. I have known Nelson and his wife for 5 years now and would heartily recommend him as worthy of support. The work in Barinas is the largest church in the country (over 100) and requires someone who is mature, humble, and willing to do the work necessary in such a large congregation--I believe Nelson is just such a man. Barinas is a city of over 600,000 people so the church has steadily grown through the years and have certainly not reached all those who are seeking truth.
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