Account ID: ALA004
The advantage of alliance missionaries serving alongside and sharpening North American missionaries, and vice versa, plays out daily across Latin America.
An example of this is Venezuelan native Rev. Gustavo Maita, who grew up in the Church and felt the Lord’s leading into the pastoral ministry as a teen. He began his theological studies in Venezuela, served his vicarage in the Dominican Republic and graduated from Concordia Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received a call to serve as an alliance missionary in Puerto Rico from the Lutheran Church of Venezuela in 2017. Since then, he has shared preaching and teaching responsibilities at multiple church plants and capably executed his logistical role as Disaster Response Coordinator. Additionally, Maita provides long-distance disaster response consulting and in-person workshops for church leaders and laity in countries across the Caribbean.
Pastor Maita is married to LCMS missionary Ruth Maita, a teacher who also serves in Puerto Rico. The couple has been blessed with two children, Mikhaela and Isaiah. Maita enjoys playing with his children, doing handyman projects, and cooking for family and friends.
Support Alliance Missionary Gustavo Maita
Checks should be made out to: LCMS
Memo line: ALA004
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
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