Gus and Liz Rodriguez

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Gus has a burden for the hearts and souls of men. He has developed a ministry exclusively geared to encouraging, empowering, and equipping men to trust God with their lives. He currently serves as the associate pastor of three church plants. Both Gus and Liz serve faithfully at the New Baptist Temple where they facilitate small group Bible studies, do outreach in the local community, and provide family care to the congregation. Liz serves the women with a heart flowing with the love of Christ. She's led worship and sung in the music ministry. Liz also has a heart for serving in the soup kitchen as she provides a hot meal, warm smile, and encouraging words about Jesus' love for all. Both their teenage children serve in ministry and as a family they are active members of The New Baptist Temple.

Faith Story

Gus and Liz came to the Lord in 1990 during a difficult and trying time when God whispered his faithfulness into their lives.

Family

Gus and Liz met when they were young - she was 14 and he was 18. They met again through a family friend years later when Liz was 22 and Gus was 26. They married in 1987 and have two children, Esther and Christopher.

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Learn more about where this ministry happens

In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
City

Ministry location:
New York, United States