Hi, my name is Desi Torres. I serve as a missionary in Oaxaca, Mexico as a ministry leader with IMPACTO, School of Ministry and Transformation. My focuses are teaching and mentoring students, coordinating local outreaches, and coordinating regional evangelism festivals. I am honored to partner with the Holy Spirit to reach this region.
I surrendered my life to Christ on April 24, 2011 and haven’t looked back. One year after I decided to follow Jesus, I was baptized (Spring 2012) at a men’s retreat and God had reminded me of a desire that he had placed within my heart when I was a child, to travel the world and share about Jesus. Months after I was baptized I decided to enter into a one-year discipleship program. A week before I was going to graduate (Fall 2013), a pastor approached me and invited me to be part of a team he would be taking to Oaxaca, Mexico. I quickly said “yes” and began taking necessary steps of leaving life as I had known it behind.
In the summer of 2014, we moved to Northern Oaxaca to plant a church and disciple locals. Less than a year later, we launched our discipleship school, IMPACTO, which welcomed new classes of students each year. Over the years, our students have become pastors, missionaries, church leaders, and founders of non-profit organizations targeting pro-life campaigns, addiction, prostitution and orphanhood. IMPACTO’s mission is to stir students up to love and good works, that they would passionately impact society with the love of God, and the message of Jesus Christ.
Apart from our regular city ministries, we hosted mass evangelistic festivals throughout Oaxaca. Thousands attended and heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time. Over time, we moved into new regions to foster relationships with local churches to see them empowered in evangelism to their homes. During these festivals, mission teams from the US came to partner with our staff and students. The Body of Christ comes together in power to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. The Harvest is great!