DNA co-founder Darrow Miller delivered the keynote address at a major pastor’s conference that drew Christian and Missionary Alliance leaders from throughout Central and South America. The conference took place at the El Baton Alliance church in Quito, Ecuador during the week of June 7th .
Darrow spoke on the Great Commission, drawing on material from his forthcoming book, as well as from his 2009 book, LifeWork: A Biblical Theology of What You Do Every Day.
The invitation came from, among others, Senior Pastor Luis Estevez, who read Darrow’s first book, Discipling Nations, about 10 years ago. “It totally changed my life and my church.” He has a vision to begin a city-wide study group of Alliance churches using the DNA Kingdom Lifestyle Bible study booklet series. Pastor Estevez is one of the key leaders of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination in South America, which has more than 300 member churches in Equador.
In addition to the Quito conference, Darrow traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador where he spoke in four churches and a CMA seminary.
Darrow also spent time in Colombia, where he was invited to be a speaker at the 27th anniversary celebration of Iglesia Confraternidad Unicentro, a church in Bogota. Darrow also addressed 400 women on content from Nurturing the Nations, and God’s maternal heart. “God really uses this material to touch people’s hearts,” said Miller.
In Colombia, Darrow visited pastor Hector Pardo, a key leader of the Evangelical Alliance of Colombia. Pardo is pastor of Iglesia Tabernaculo de la Fe, and is a respected churchman who mentors many young pastors. He has read many of the Disciple Nations Alliance books and materials and found them helpful. He is exploring a nation-wide pastor’s conference in 2011 featuring DNA speakers.