We are Lucas and Betzabe Colmenares, from Venezuela. In 1999 the National Baptist
Convention of Venezuela (CNBV) sent us to North Africa, where we ministered to
Muslims through social development programs and certain sports activities.
Presently we are located in Madrid, Spain, where we continue to minister to Muslims.
We also serve Spanish residents and Spanish-speaking immigrants in the community.
For several years now we have been pastoring a church which started out in our own
home. Now, because of covid restrictions, our activities are limited, but we continue to
gather in fellowship via social media platforms. These are challenging times!
In addition, Lucas has been coaching basketball in both Spain and North Africa, both as
a social and a ministerial project, sowing seeds of faith in young people from the age of
seven on up to adults. Before the pandemic, one of the teams in our club ranked
number one in their category. Some of the parents of our players have not only received
the Word, but they have also taken steps of faith.
Lastly, we are coordinating CNBV's World Missions program, a monumental task
considering the current situation in Venezuela. We need a lot of help both to send out
workers and to sustain the pastors and missionaries in Venezuela itself. God is using
our beloved country, despite its difficult political-economic scenario, to further his
kingdom. He is caling Venezuelan families and they are responding. We serve,
encourage and support them as we strive together toward the finish line, and "to the
ends of the earth".