Ten years ago, I met Eli Bonilla. Immediately, I felt a kinship with him. He has a burden to do whatever possible to reach lost people. He has built an incredible congregation in San Antonio. As we gather for the General Assembly, consider Eli. We need him to broaden our vision and to help us reach the Hispanic population for Christ.
Here's Eli's story:. In 1998, Eliezer and Dorcas Bonilla assumed the leadership of Abundant Life Church of God in San Antonio, Texas. In 2000, the Lord began to multiply and bless the vision and the mission of the congregation. Through the cell groups and a strong emphasis in discipleship, Abundant Life began to be transformed from an ordinary church to an extraordinary church. The church has grown from an average attendance of about 200 people to a church of 1,800 with multiple services in two locations. (Abundant Life South and Abundant Life North). In Nueva Rosita, Coahuila we have seen a new ministry birthed from our church that now has about 150 participants and a church building.
The success of the growth is due to the fact that the church has adopted a vision to win souls and to make disciples. Throughout the entire city the church is represented in approximately 300 cell groups or small groups that have the goal of preaching the Gospel to every creature.
Abundant Life has been impacted by signs and wonders that follow the believer. Our congregation is made up of people who have experienced the saving, restoring, and healing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Hundreds have been touched by the hand of God, giving testimony of having received a miracle from God in their lives as a result of the coming of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their lives and families. The church is highly committed to missions and has been a part of the missionary effort in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Morocco, Honduras, Chile, Russia, Nepal, and Mexico and also sends a monthly offering to general missions of the Church of God. The efforts have helped to construct sanctuaries, to help orphanages, to assist in the expenditures of missionaries, to give ministry scholarships, to construct executive offices, and to sponsor evangelistic outreach trips to the communities.
Pastors Eliezer and Dorcas have had the opportunity to travel extensively, sharing this experience and reality in Latin America, Europe, the Caribbean, and to different states of the United States. They have not traveled alone as leadership teams have been prepared to travel with them to various outreach events, and special training sessions within and outside of the United States.
Abundant Life Church of God
7431 S. Presa St., 78223
210 532 7722 San Antonio Tx.
9:00AM English 12:00PM Spanish
Abundant Life Church of God
8759 Grissom Rd. 78251
210 520 1820 San Antonio Tx.
9:00AM SPANISH 12:00PM ENGLISH