Sunday, October 01, 2023

Cofradia Kitchen Kids 2023-09

The Cofradia Kitchen is back in service after summer break. Mati has done a great job training helpers which was very needed as she spent most of the month in the hospital. She is doing well and back at home. Please continue to pray for her health. Here are a couple of pics she took at the beginning of the month. Thank you all for your contributions to keep the kids fed in the mornings. They are hearing the Word which will NOT return void. Blessings!!

Missions Opportunities



On the field needs in Nayarit, Mexico:

Here is a list of different ministry opportunities we have in COFRADIA UNITED. Some "positions" can be overlapped, but these are the ones that are most needed and are in no particular order.

Our heart is to Raise Up Leaders in Rural Mexico. That means that we, as missionaries, are discipling believers to be followers of Christ and willing to lead and take ownership of the ministry.


The unified body of Christ working together (Romans 15:5-7) “…be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus…with one mind and one mouth glorify God…receive one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.”


Raising up Leaders in Rural Mexico (2 Timothy 2:2) “And the things you have heard (me teach) among many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

All "positions" require:

-A genuine love for God and people

-A consistent, growing relationship with the Heavenly Father

-Grasping the vision and mission of the ministry

-Working under the supervision of the Mission Base Director

-Using and continually developing leadership skills

-Financially supported through a donor support team for personal fundraising (no paid positions)

-Consistent communication (monthly) with that donor support team

Please contact Steve here for more information.


Mission Base Director Assistant

-Shadow the Mission Base Director

-Be willing to offer general counseling, teaching, conference speaking, and mentoring.

-Be available to local Lead Pastors, who form part of this ministry, for pastoral care and mentorship 

-Over-all Ministry Oversight and Supervision in Director’s Absence

-Spanish Speaking Required

Property Manager

-Live on Mission Base

-Keep grounds clean and looking good

-Keep buildings clean and looking good

-Oversee vehicle maintenance and usage

-Oversee/Fulfill maintenance responsibilities (water, gas, electricity, etc.)

-Oversee properties in other locations alongside locals

-Teach/train others to do what you do on the mission base

-Spanish Speaking Highly Recommended

Short-Term Missions Host

-Ability to communicate well with and in front of people

-Recruit and prepare stateside teams for a 7 or 10 day mission trip

-Work along side the Short-Term Mission Coordinator for stateside preparations

-Come along side the vision of the local church on the field

-Be responsible for hosting and leading short-term missions teams on the field

-Make hotel/travel arrangements on the field for the teams

-Spanish Speaking Required

-Stipend Available

Projects Manager

-Ability to work along side locals teaching them skills and learning from theirs

-Ability to prepare accurate project budgets

-Ability to communicate project proposals with current and potential partners

-Ability to coordinate and fulfill the steps to complete a construction project

-Facilitate and delegate responsibilities among locals and guests

-Be responsible with Mission Base tools

-Construction skills necessary

-Spanish Speaking Required

Sound Technician

-Oversee the local Church’s sound system’s maintenance and usage

-Teach others to run sound and maintain system

-Coordinate the use of the sound system for outreaches

-Spanish Speaking Required


-Oversee the local Church’s Livestream services

-Oversee the local Church’s in-house projections

-Make video productions for promotional use and reports

-Teach others to make videos

-Fundraising skills highly recommended

-Spanish Speaking Required

Student Ministry Volunteer

-Serve the Student Ministry Pastor

-Coordinate events alongside Pastor

-Lead bible studies, games, conversations

-Fundraising skills highly recommended

-Spanish Speaking Required

Children’s Ministry Volunteer

-Serve the Children’s Ministry Pastor

-Coordinate events alongside Pastor

-Ability to lead bible stories, games, crafts

-Fundraising skills highly recommended

-Spanish Speaking Required

Rehabilitation Center Assistant (Rosamorada, Nayarit)

-Single Male

-Live at the Restoration House

-Serve the Director of the Restoration House for drug and alcohol addicts with humility and transparency

-Grasp the vision of the Restoration House

-Have a love and calling to Drug and Alcohol addicts

-Be willing to adapt and follow the in-house rules, showing an example

-Respect the schedule and work towards completing the goals

-Spanish Speaking Required

Monday, July 31, 2023

Worship Night '23 in Cofradía

A number of different churches came out for a Worship night in Cofradia. It's awesome to see churches come together and worship together. This is the heart of "La Cofradía United"; to see churches unite in Worship. "Cofradía" means brotherhood. We are small brotherhoods that are part of a bigger brotherhood of believers.

Saturday, July 01, 2023

Cofradia Kitchen Kids 2023-06

The Cofradia Kitchen continues each week morning. Pastor Goyo shared with me the impact it has had on a couple of children in the community. Kids are asking their parents to pray before their meals and other kids are coming to church on their own initiatives...without their parents prompting presence sometimes.

Thank you to all of you who have invested in this ministry. Finances are a little low right now and we may be considering reducing the days we give them breakfast. If you would like to partner with us this way, go to our "Donate to Cofradia Ministries" page and make a donation for "Cofradia Kitchen". We consistently are needing about $950 dollars each month.

Pastors' Perspectives 2023-2

These are bi-anual reports where our Cofradia United Pastors share what the Lord is doing in their areas and how you can pray for them. Thank you for your partnership as we continue to see the Kingdom of God advance.

You can directly contribute to one or all by following the instructions at our Donate To Cofradia Ministries page. Please include the pastor's name so the donation will get to the right person.


Pastors Gregorio (Goyo) Hernández and Matilde (Mati)
Lead Pastors of Centro Cristiano la Cofradía United
Cofradia de Cuyutlán, Nayarit

Blessings friends for accompanying us with the breakfasts for the children each morning in Cofradía. My wife and I have been talking about the impact it’s had in the lives of the children. I’ll share with you a couple testimonies that we are familiar with and that fills us with joy to know. There is a boy that has been coming to church on Sundays, but he doesn’t come with his mom nor anyone else; he comes all by himself on his own will. We attribute this to the fact that he has been coming to the breakfasts since we started three years ago. Now he is in Jr. High so he does not come to the breakfasts, but still comes to church on Sundays.

Also, a mother of one of the little girls commented to us that now every time they eat, the little girl asks them to pray for the food like the pastor does at the breakfast kitchen. This is not to fill me with pride, but it gives us hope to have a better Christian society and as a result, a better society in general.

To all of you I say thank you for making an effort to support Cofradia United Ministries. Thousands of thank you’s and blessings!


Pastor and wife, Gregorio Hernández and Maty Espinoza


Pastors Horacio Garzón and María
Indigenous Ministries
Centro Cristiano Arrayanes Facilitators
Cofradia de Cuyutlán, Nayarit

Hello dear brothers and sisters. It is with great pleasure that I write you these lines to greet you and at the same time say THANK YOU! Thank you for your loving friendship in Christ and your generosity towards us. 
We thank the Lord that our health is good and pray your’s is as well.

As for the ministry, God continues to glorify himself as we recieve knowledge and understanding through the discipleship lessons that Pastors Goyo and Steve share with us. I am constantly challenged to deepen my ordinary relationship with God through their teachings.

I thank the Lord for the Discipleship Courses of Freedom in Christ and the Grace course; it has been a privilege to participate in those in months past.

We have studied a couple books, You’ve Already Got itand The Authority of the Believerby Andrew Wommack together. Both books help us to prosper in a victorious identity over the lies and schemes of the devil. It is very interesting to me to see the eficiency of the Word of God when it is read and believed.

Thank you brothers and sisters for your prayers and financial support.


Pastor Amado Verdin and Lourdes
Lead Pastors of Casa de Oración, La Hermosa
Director of Restoration Center, El Faro de Esperanza
Rosamorada, Nayarit

(Report Currently Unavailable)


Pastors Ruben Perez and Valeria 

Lead Pastors of Restauración y Vida

Church Plant Pastor in Mazatan, Nayarit
Las Varas, Nayarit

Greetings and blessings on behalf of our ministry Restoration and Life. In the     past 6 months, our family has seen the power of God and the restoration of the health of my two sons as they recuperate from cancer. Little by little, their health is being completely restored. We appreciate your prayers.


As for our ministry, we continue to work with pleasure and faith in two missions apart from our local congregation. We are restoring families through the Word of God: discipling and raising up leaders in the local churches. We are excited for what God is doing during these times with your help, our pastors, and the covering of La Cofradía United.


Blessings to everyone and we appreciate your unconditional support.


Pastors Jimmy Orozco and Perla
Riviera, Nayarit

Hello, I’m Pastor Jimmy. My wife and family pastored in Tepic, Nayarit. Last year, we went through a time of intense personal growth and now we are in Riviera, Nayarit. We have been strengthened and prepared by the Lord for a new chapter in our lives as a family and ministry.


During the past six months, we have made Prayer and God’s Word as the FOUNDATION of our lives.



-We have been serving and giving direction alongside our pastors to the church in Tepic where we speak once a month.

-We started a Zoom room Mondays through Fridays at 5am (PST) where we have an invitation to united ourselves in Worship, Prayer, and listening to the Word of God and it is POWERFUL…determination and consistency is the key!

-We are helping restore and man of God (a spiritual son) which we have dedicating time and hope that in three months he as ben able to align himself with the God’s Will and the Glory of the Lord in his life.

-On Tuesdays at 7:30pm, we started in-person meetings in the Riviera Nayarit for our neighbors and friends with the purpose of reaching them for the Lord. We have seen some incredible results in such a short time.

*Pastor Jimmy is requesting support in order to travel to Cofradía each weekend to help support the Youth Ministry and Sundays. He and his wife are priceless. Click on the link for Cofradia Ministries and make a contribution to Pastor Jimmy. Thank you!


Pastors Alan Contreras and Carolina
Tepic, Nayarit

My name is Freddy Alan Contreras Magallanes. I'm pastoring the church, Cofradía United Tepic along with my wife, Carolina Reyes. Sundays we meet together as a discipleship group to study a book called, "The Believer's Authority" and we also have worship and a message.

Thank you.


Pastors Rodrigo Romero and Annel
Cordero y Leon
Culiacán, Sinaloa

Pastor Rodrigo and his wife have made a video for their report that can be seen here or below.

Friday, June 02, 2023

Cofradia Kitchen Kids 2023-05

Mati's assistant is no longer able to help so she is now looking for another lady to help her each morning to feed the children breakfasts. Finances have been a little low the last couple months. If you would like to help provide a breakfast for these children before they go to school, you can contribute here. Please pray for another assistant and that the children would be impacted as they not only get fed, but receive a devotional each day from Pastor Goyo.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Cofradia Kitchen Kids 2023-04

Mati and Carmen continue to do a great job with the help of some other mothers during the week. The children are getting fed. You have been a blessing as you partner with this ministry. A special thank you to House of Hope Community Center who has significantly contributed to the Kitchen. We wouldn't have started without their help. Others of you have donated as well and we thank you, too. This ministry would not be running without your help. If you would like to make a contribution, please click on this link and follow the instructions. Thank you so much!

Tuesday, April 04, 2023


La Cofradía United seeks to raise up Christian leaders who are confident and capable of raising up other leaders in order for the Kingdom of God to be extended here, there, and everywhere in a spirit of Christian unity.

The heart of this ministry is to “Raise up leaders in rural Mexico,” allowing people to step out in faith and realize their potential in Christ, 2 Timothy 2:2 has become our anthem:
“. . . and the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
Our ultimate goal is to do the best we can to extend the Kingdom of God. Knowing that none of us are immortal, it is our duty to raise up a leader to take our place some day. The legacy we want to leave is Christ and His Great Commission.

In Unity
The name of our ministry, La Cofradia United, simply means "The United Brotherhood." As we raise up leaders, we want to create a sense of unity in the body of Christ, specifically among pastors of other evangelical Christian congregations, throughout this region. Remembering that the Kingdom of God should be marked by unity motivates us to find and create opportunities to work together as friends and teammates who share the same "Coach", God Himself. To this end, we remember Paul’s words in Romans 15:5-7:
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

Become a partner with us today and let's continue to extend the Kingdom of God together.

Cofradia Kitchen Kids 2023-03

It was a busy month, but the ladies continued to provide meals for the kids each morning...