John and Beth Aldax

Perfil del misionero

Enfoque ministerial

John has served in pastoral ministry since 1985. He is presently the Pastor of Seniors Ministry & Missions at Sierra Community Church in South Lake Tahoe. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he has been leading short-term mission trips for the youth ministries of CB Northern California. Their main emphasis is creating discipleship opportunities for church groups and helping Navajo churches and communities in northern Arizona. They call the ministry Points of Impact because the short-term mission projects impact EVERYONE involved. -Youth and adult participants are challenged to grow and allow God to do something with their life that doesn't happen everyday, receive spiritual training and experience worship with other participants and gain an appreciation of cultures and people different from them. -The sending pastoral staff receives help with logistics, training, programming, and organizing a high-quality, high-impact, and affordable experience for their people. -The receiving church obtains needed help with facilities and equipment, is provided a bridge to the community, enhancing their efforts to reach people for Christ and is encouraged when Points of Impact comes alongside and partners with pastors, church planters, and congregations. -The local residents receive much-needed help with home repairs and other needs in a way that preserves their dignity and shows them the respect they deserve, have the opportunity to share their culture with project participants and experience firsthand God's love for them.


Historia de fe

John grew up in Chico, California, and as a child attended Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School. After that John moved on to public schools and began drifting away from his moral underpinnings. John struggled through Jr. High and High School, finally dropping out in his senior year. It was the mid-sixties and the Viet Nam War had increased the nation’s need for men in the armed forces. John received his draft notice, and joined the Marine Corps just before his report date. He served two tours in Vietnam in the 60s, where even there, he could not still the gnawing in his soul for the God he ached to know and from whom he desperately needed forgiveness. The second weekend he was home, John visited his best friend in Sacramento who had become a Christian while he was gone. He committed his life to Christ that same weekend, and finally met the God he had only vaguely known in grade school, and best of all, found the forgiveness he so desperately needed. John lived in Sacramento long enough to finish his high school requirements and enrolled at Western Baptist College, now Corban University, in Salem, Oregon. It was there that his life again took a radical turn in a wonderful direction . . . John met Beth, his now wife! They married in the summer of 1971 and began a family a few years later. John and Beth have three children and eight grandchildren. The couple followed jobs to different states and different church homes. When in Stockton California, they served at their church for seven years before John was asked to be the Associate Pastor of Youth and Christian Education, and began organizing and leading short-term mission trips for a group of our northern California Conservative Baptist youth groups. In 1995 they moved to South Lake Tahoe and joined the staff of Sierra Community Church where John still serves as Pastor of Seniors Ministry & Missions. John was appointed to Missions Door in 2002 and works between Sierra and Missions Door in order to provide mission trips for adult teams. Beth accepted Christ during a vacation Bible school in her home church, Wilton Bible Church, Wilton, California, when she was about 8 years old. Both Beth and John serve the Lord faithfully as a team.


 

 

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Más información sobre este ministerio

En coloridas comunidades y a lo largo de pintorescas autopistas, la diversidad de gentes y paisajes se extiende de costa a costa.

Entre las tradiciones icónicas estadounidenses figuran la cena de Acción de Gracias, la música jazz y el Super Bowl. Se funden con ejemplos eclécticos de herencia multicultural: numerosos barrios chinos locales, taquerías operadas por familias e incluso botas vaqueras, que se originaron entre los hunos nómadas del este de Europa.

El paisaje del país muestra otros tantos contrastes: playas arenosas y costas rocosas, llanuras abiertas y vastos desiertos, montañas escarpadas y cañones sinuosos, y abundantes ríos y lagos.

Los ideales de vida y libertad que fundaron los Estados Unidos han hecho del país uno de los más prósperos del mundo, aún con episodios oscuros y problemas presentes. La delincuencia, la discriminación y las violaciones de la ética ocupan regularmente los titulares y muchas personas viven por debajo del nivel nacional de pobreza.

Las familias consideran que la educación es esencial para la búsqueda de la felicidad, pero también como un camino hacia la riqueza y el poder para los más ambiciosos. Sin embargo, los estadounidenses también demuestran un espíritu caritativo de generosidad hacia los vecinos y las naciones necesitadas.

La libertad de religión ofrece oportunidades a todas las diferentes religiones, pero el cristianismo tiene especial influencia en la historia y la vida cotidiana del país.

Tu participación con Missions Door apoya el ministerio en Estados Unidos entre estudiantes universitarios, incluidos muchos estudiantes internacionales en iglesias locales colaboradoras. También permite el alcance social, la plantación de iglesias y el desarrollo de liderazgo en una amplia variedad de comunidades - entre los nativos americanos y otros grupos culturales, y en entornos urbanos y suburbanos donde el crecimiento y el cambio demográfico crean nuevas oportunidades para el Evangelio.

Instantánea cultural

Aparte de las poblaciones de nativos americanos, nativos hawaianos y nativos de Alaska, casi todos los estadounidenses y sus antepasados emigraron a Estados Unidos.

Hecho de fe

En una encuesta de 2013, el 56% de los estadounidenses afirmaron que la religión desempeñaba un "papel muy importante en sus vidas", una cifra superior a la de cualquier otra nación rica.

Perfil del país

Población: 320 millones

Religiones mayoritarias: 47% protestantes, 23% no afiliados, 21% católicos, 6% otros

Idiomas: 82% Inglés, 11% Español, varios otros

Alfabetización: 99

Pobreza: 16%

 

 

Área de servicio ministerial:
Ministerios especializados

Ministry location:
Nevada, United States