Vernon Advent Christian Church
Monday, February 18, 2019
A Unique Church of Understanding People

Pastor Ray & Ledy Marco - Cristo Salva

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(L to R) Marcus and Maria Kamberger,  
Ledy and Pastor Ray Marco

Pastor Ray & Ledy Marco

The mission of Cristo Salva began in 1990, after a brief visit to Honduras by Pastor Ray Marco and church members Markus and Maria Kamberger, of the Oak Grove Church in Miami. Maria and Marcus asked Pastor Ray to pray for her sister who had been diagnosed with cancer. They explained that she was in Honduras and they wanted Pastor Ray to go to Honduras with them to lay hands on her and pray. Deeply burdened by the poverty, sickness and spiritual need they observed while in Honduras, they earnestly prayed, asking God what they could do to help.
Within months, Markus and Maria had the opportunity to purchase a 250-acre farm in the poor mountain village they had visited earlier. In January 1991, the first ministry team was commissioned from Oak Grover Church with supplies and ministry tools for the local churches. The farm quickly became a mission base and was dubbed Hacienda Cristo Salva. Cristo Salva is translated Jesus Christ Saves. 
 For additional information about the ministry and mission of Cristo Salva contact Pastor Ray Marco at
Christo Salva, "A Ministry of Encouragement to the People of Honduras" is "meeting the need through provision, through education, through spiritual education, through medical and dental care" and their website can be found at
UPDATE: 2/10/19:  Click here to listen to the testimony of Carol Kline re: the last group that went to Honduras!