In this book, Wilfredo De Jesಲs (known as Pastor Choco) gives nine examples of courageous people in the Scriptures - men and women who recognized desperate needs and trusted God to use them to make a difference. You will taste the grace and greatness of God, your heart will be transformed, and He will give you the courage to step into the gaps.
A gap is a place of weakness, vulnerability, and danger. It is a defenseless location of exposure and limitation, a point where people face real threats. Today, people face serious difficulties in their marriages, with their kids, in their communities, in the nation, and across the globe. Quite often, the situation seems hopeless
but its not. In this book, Wilfredo De Jesús (known as Pastor Choco) gives nine examples of courageous people in the Scripturesmen and women who recognized the warning signs and trusted God to use them to make a difference. With clarity, power, and warmth, Pastor Choco points us to Jesus as the ultimate example and resource. As we taste the grace and greatness of God, our hearts will be transformed, and He will give us the courage to step into the gaps around us. And then, the worldour families, our communities, our nation, and the farthest corners of the globewill experience Gods grace and greatness, too.
Widely known as Pastor Choco, Wilfredo De Jesús is the senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Chicago. Under Pastor Chocos leadership, New Life Covenant is the largest church in the Assemblies of God fellowship. Wilfredo was born and raised in Chicagos Humboldt Park community. When he was seventeen years old, he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior at a small Pentecostal Spanish-speaking church in the community. From that moment, his life was forever transformed. He remained in that same little church for over twenty years before he was appointed Senior Pastor in July 2000. Since then, the church has grown from a weekly attendance of 120 to 17,000 globally through church plants and more than 130 ministries reaching the most disenfranchisedthe brokenhearted, poor, homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts, and gang members. Rev. De Jesús has been instrumental in the development of several community-based programs such as New Life Family Services, which operates a homeless shelter for women with children. Some of the churchs other vital ministries include the Chicago Masters Commission, an intensive discipleship program for college-age students, and the Chicago Dream Center, which offers various programs and services to assist individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and to overcome poverty and its ill effects. Wilfredos vision is simple: to be a church for the hurting that reaches people for Jesus. In 2012, he released his first book, Amazing Faith, in which he shares his life story and message: No one is beyond the transforming power of Gods love. When we let Him, God fills our hearts with His love, strength, and purpose, and we become complete.