ALPHARETTA, Ga. – North American Mission Board (NAMB) president Kevin Ezell set aside part of a staff-wide meeting Wed., Jan. 12, to celebrate long-time NAMB leader Carlos Ferrer who is semi-retiring after 30 years of service at the mission board.
“I never ever want to forget the ones whose shoulders you are standing on,” Ezell told the NAMB team Wednesday. “The reason NAMB is what it is today is because God used Carlos in a strategic way.”
Ferrer’s story is one only God could write. It’s the story of a refugee from Cuba whose family fled the rise of Fidel Castro’s regime and who became a servant of the convention of churches that helped him resettle in the United States.
Ferrer was born in Cuba in the early 1950s, a decade of intense conflict and upheaval for the Caribbean nation.
“At night, it was common for our family to hear gunfire and bombs going off in the distance,” Ferrer wrote in an article for Christianity Today in 2019. “These were the beginning years of Fidel Castro’s Cuban Revolution.”
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Source: Baptist Press