A Story of Resilience - Martha's Story

Martha Valencia shares the story of her congregation’s partnership with a church in Honduras and her friendship with their pastor who has faced significant challenges, including helping his congregation navigate two hurricanes and a pandemic.

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Guest Info

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Rev. Martha Valencia

Senior Pastor, Elmwood-El Buen Samaritano UMC

Rev. Martha Patricia Valencia born and raised in Dallas, TX received a Master of Church Ministries with an emphasis in Urban Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in 2009. The same year, Rev. Valencia was ordained in the Pentecostal tradition at Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas and is an Associate of the Fellowship of Ministers and Churches.


Show Notes


[00:00] Intro

[02:07] Martha meets Pastor Lara

[04:51] Pastor Lara’s shares the word of God

[06:56] Hurricanes hit Honduras


Elmwood-El Buen Samaritano UMC in Dallas

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Reservoirs of Resilience is inspired by the monograph written by Bishop Janice Huie. Read the full publication here.

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