In 2021 we sent Pastor Juan Carlos and his wife Betty Arevalo to Guatemala and El Salvador to host evangelistic events that would help launch two new churches and strengthen one existing church. The trip resulted in adopting Luz y Vida Guatemala (Zone 5) led by Pastor Gustavo Pinto into the Light & Life family, and the plan to plant another church in Guatemala and one in El Salvador. In March Luz y Vida Guatemala (Zone 10) with Pastor Alejandro Perez was birthed and in April Luz y Vida El Salvador (Zona Rosa) with Pastor Roberto Cortes was birthed!

This is just the beginning of what we believe to be a church planting movement in Latin America as we plant churches that plant churches that plant more churches! The gospel should never stop! We are looking for leaders that will catch this multiplication 'River Church' vision and continue to flow into unreached communities. Pray for these leaders below by name, for their churches, and the gospel to continue to flourish and multiply!

We invite you to begin giving, continue giving, or give a special gift as we continue to financially support these great church planting efforts and so much more that we know God has in store for us.

Luz y Vida El Salvador (Zona Rosa)

Pastor Roberto Cortes & his wife Yolanda lead Luz y Vida El Salvador (LYVE). Their church has a new home! This is a "Cafe-Church" in the heart of San Salvador, where people can experience the transformational power of the Holy Spirit. Their first meeting on April, 24th 2022 consisted of 26 people! When in town, please visit them!

Luz y Vida Guatemala (Zona 5)

Pastor Alejandro Perez & his wife Nineth lead Luz y Vida Guatemala (LYVGT). This new church in Zona 5 began their worship services in the hall of a hotel in March 2022.The church exists to reach the lost and help them grow spiritually so they can capture a vision of being an ambassador for Christ wherever they are.

Luz y Vida Guatemala (Zona 10)

Pastor Gustavo Pinto leads Luz y Vida Guatemala in San Jose Pinula. This church joined the Light & Life family in 2021 and has a sense of renewed mission and vision through our partnership. Their desire is to offer a healthy and mission driven community of faith. 


1. PRAY for revival and the gospel to take place through these churches.
2. GIVE a financial gift specifically for this work.
3. SHARE with friends and family in those countries if they live near any of our church plants!
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT church planting in Guatemala & El Salvador? Want to see the gospel go further? Pray with us! You can also start giving, continue giving, or increase your giving! Click below to give a special gift towards church planting.