Cynthia and Jaime Villa
We came from a life style of verbal abuse, drugs, alcohol, low income household and a broken marriage. We were bound to the pain of never being enough, depressed from the strong hold we could not shake off, and we did not know where we belonged. The suicidal thought were overwhelming to end a life not worth living. The devil knew just how to isolate us in our own individual problem so that we could feel that we were alone in this world. But then GOD’s Mercy and Grace reached our family by one of his messengers who told us of a GOD who loves us unconditionally. We were desperate to find a reason to live and GOD was the answer we were waiting for. He and He alone restored all the shatter pieces and wrap us in His unfailing love. We started this journey by getting plugged in at a church, going to every class that the church had available and reading our word. After a few months we felt in our heart to give back what was invested in our lives, so we started volunteering at the church wherever there was a need. We began as volunteers at the church and few years later God has blessed us with becoming Co-Pastors at City on A Hill under Pastor Juan & Carmen Bustamante. God has giving us a purpose to reach a hurting world so that through Jesus they will be saved.
Frankie and Perla Cummings
At a young age up until my young adult years, I struggled with my identity. Through my child, adolescent, and adult life I always felt like something was missing. I always felt like there was more to life than how I was living it. Even growing up and being sent to daycare's and schools of different religious backgrounds and attending the church with my mother on occasion. I never really had a grasp on who God was and what He wanted for my life. At the age of 24 after struggling with many years and living a life led by lies and deceit of the enemy. I made the decision to accept the Lord and so my Journey began. If I was to tell you where I was and who I was just a few years ago you probably wouldn't believe it. But as I have continued to pursue God and seek out His will for my life He has continued to show me His goodness and faithfulness time after time. Within just a few short years He has brought me from all my struggles to a place and identity that gives testimony to His goodness. Not only has He rescued me but He has also added to my life wonderful new opportunities, including but not limited to: being a husband, a father, advancement both for His kingdom and in the world, and the opportunity to speak for Him as a willing vessel with compassion be it behind a pulpit or out among those who need Him. I'm so grateful for what He has done in my life and to know there's still greater things that I don't even know about makes me excited and eagerly looking forward to that which He has in store for my family. With anything you do or anywhere you go I encourage you, do it unto the Lord and never grow tired of doing well.