Church Plant Growth in San Diego
Cuco came to the United States from Mexico to follow God’s calling on his life—teaching others about Jesus. When Cuco arrived in San Diego ten years ago, he quickly connected with World Impact. It was there that he met his future wife Robyn. After they married, they continued to serve the community and seek God’s guidance for the future.
Passion drives Cuco as he serves as the Pastor of Puenta De Vida, a World Impact church plant. The desire to see others meet Jesus and discover new life in Christ drives his ministry. The Holy Spirit works through him in teaching and leading others to the truth of Scripture. Cuco knows that “It’s most exciting when God touches the lives of people when they receive Jesus.”
Before Puenta De Vida was established, Cuco and others led prayer walks through the community, seeking God’s guidance for the church’s future location. On one of these prayer walks, Cuco met a man named Antonio. Antonio knew about God and had some church experience, but he did not have a relationship with Jesus. Cuco expressed plans to begin a Bible study and was excited to see Antonio’s interest. God began to work in Antonio’s heart through the regular Bible study meetings, and Antonio came to know Christ as his Savior.
Antonio and his wife Cecilia assisted in the formation of Puenta De Vida and participated in Cuco and Robyn’s commissioning—a time of blessing the new church plant. A month or so after the church began to meet, Cuco baptized Antonio and Cecilia, welcoming them into the family of God. Since then Antonio and Cecilia have been treasured members of the church. God is cultivating wisdom in Antonio; he often shares what God has taught him during their weekly small group. Cecilia has stepped up in serving the church in many ways, including initiating a prayer time for children before Sunday School.
Cuco desires to see the church continue to grow into a family that loves and serves each other and their community well. It is exciting to see how God is using Cuco and Robyn to further His kingdom!