WORLDWIDE. Its vision and action is the whole world, “unto the uttermost parts of the earth.” In its basis, the Worldwide Missionary Movement acknowledges and adopts for all its activities the Biblical principles of brotherly love, spiritual unity, companionship, mutual respect, cooperation, communion, fellowship, and equality with all the people of God.
MISSIONARY. Its objective is the promotion and expansion of the missionary work, the evangelization, and the saving of the souls.
MOVEMENT. Movement is an effect. The great cause of this movement is the action of the Holy Spirit with His fruit and gifts working through men and women. Those men and women have a clear and wide vision of the need lost souls have; they also have a well-known spirit of faith and sacrifice, and a clean testimony. They, by going after the Great Missionary, our Lord Jesus Christ, give a second place to all material, personal, religious, and denominational interests to give first place to the supreme interest of accomplishing the great commission and the evangelization of the world.
Its main headquarters are located in Puerto Rico. Its International Board is made up by: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and trustees. Furthermore, there are missionary supervisors, national supervisors, and representatives of the Work who are appointed by the International Board. As an organization, the International Board is the main body that manages and rules the principles, objectives, and goals of this Organization. The local churches and missionary works which have been raised, supported, and organized by the Worldwide Missionary Movement, are directly under its responsibility.
Its founders, Rev. Luis M. Ortiz, together with the pastors God was adding to the Work, understood the vision God gave them. The vision: the world for Christ. This Work was birthed to enter different Latin American countries, hold evangelistic crusades, found churches, hold intensive Bible courses to train national pastors, and establish new works.
The prophetic vision continues being fulfilled throughout its 50 years since the foundation of the Worldwide Missionary Movement, labouring in all the continents, in more than 60 countries, with more than 6,000 congregations, and a ministerial body of more than 8,000 pastors.
The Worldwide Missionary Movement is:
A movement with an effect (fruit), caused by the Holy Spirit. This fruit by imitating the great missionary, Jesus Christ, is still sowing hope in people’s hearts.
Millions have listened to the Gospel of the Kingdom.
Thousands of people have been healed, saved and filled with the power of God.
Millions of Christian tracts and literature distributed.
Thousands of churches planted.
Hundreds of students graduated from Bible schools.
Millions of dollars received and sent to the missionary work in favor of the saving of the souls.
A positive work of Christian maturity, Biblical solidity, spiritual stability, sound doctrine, clean testimony and well-defined concepts about eternal values.
The Worldwide Missionary Movement works for eternity, and only in eternity we will know all concerning its fruit. Praise God!
Worldwide Missionary Movement .... The command that forces is the Great Commission. The voice that calls us is the cry of the lost souls. The truth that impels us is that the harvest is plenteous. The vision that enlightens us is the mission fields. The need that worries us is that laborers are a few. The passion that moves us is the condition of the souls. The reason that inspires us is the glory of God. The strength that drives us is the Holy Spirit. The goal that draws us is the evangelization of the world. The cause that attracts us is the missionary work. The urgency that moves us is the short time. The reality that encourages us is the abundant fruit.
The Worldwide Missionary Movement is a non-profit church, with a missionary vision to establish new churches around Australia and its states.
I - MORAL: Our morality is based on the highest standards and spiritual principles, ethics, respect, righteousness, honesty and humility given by God to his people.
II - DOCTRINE: Christcentric and based only on the bible; Not mixed with human traditions and teachings, but based on the purest teachings of the Bible, the most reliable authority that was taken from the original manuscripts; Scriptures consisting of 66 books which we believe were inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:15-17), (2 Pedro1: 20.21), Scriptures that we do no interpret freely, but the Bible itself is its own interpreter, so we believe in:
1 - One God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, eternal, invisible but real, which created everything from nothing by having a plan, Matthew 3:16, 17, 28:19, Genesis 1:26 , Isaiah 43:7, John 14:23, 1 John 5:7, 2 Peter 1:17,18, Revelation 5.
2 - Man's salvation only through faith in Jesus Christ, for man sinned, he was separated from God and cannot save himself. Acts 4:12; Romanos10: 13.15, Titus 3:5-7.
3 - The New Birth. John 3:3-6, 1 Peter 1:23, 2 Corinthians 5:17
4 - Justification by faith alone in Jesus Christ, who came into the world being conceived supernaturally by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary, being fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, rose again on the third day, ascended to the Father and lives forever. Luke 24:45-47, Romans 5:1, Titus 3:7.
5 - Water baptism by immersion, as commanded by Christ, as part of the only two ordinances (sacraments) that He established "Baptism and the Comunion" Baptism performed only after believing and repenting. Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 16:31-33.
6 - The Baptism in the Holy Spirit comes after the person receives salvation, and manifested in the believer by speaking in tongues as a sign, Acts 1:5, 2:4, Luke 24:49, Acts 11:15, 16.
7 - The gifts of the Holy Spirit, which is the endowment of supernatural power that the Holy Spirit gives to the faithful believers I Corinthians 12:1-11.
8 - The Fruits of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-26.
9 - The Sanctification of the believer, the immediate and progressive, because without it no one will see the Lord Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:15-16, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:24, 1 John 2:6.
10 - Divine Healing and Miracles Isaiah 53:4, Matthew 8:16-17, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-15.
11 - Ministries and world evangelization. Mark 16:15-20, Ephesians 4:13.
12 - The Tithe and offering, revealed before the law and to the New Testament as a fundamental principle in the powerful law of sowing and reaping, to carry forward the work of God and for the full blessing of the true and faithful believers. Genesis 14:20, 28:22, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 23:23 (Jesus says not to quit).
13 - Lifting of the church. Christians will be taken to heaven in the rapture of the Church by Jesus Christ, the true, faithful believers being caught up in an instant from the earth, along with the dead in Christ who rise first. I Tes.4 :14-17, I Corinthians 15:51-52.
14 - The second coming of Christ, He will return seven years after this amazing event to earth for a second time, personally and visibly to reign for a thousand years. II Thessalonians 1:7, Zechariah 14:4, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 20:4,6.
15 - Judgment for all who were not saved. Revelation 20:11-15.
16 - New Heaven and a new earth, which is the New Jerusalem or the heavenly city and God will be with his people forever. Matthew 24:35, II Peter 3:10,13, Hebrews 1:10-11, Revelation 21:1-3.
The Worldwide Missionary Movement was properly registered in the department of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, on February 4, 1963.
"This work belongs to God, and I did not know what the Lord wanted to do ...we can say with joy and thanksgiving that it is God who has raised the Worldwide Missionary Movement, in a way that we never tried or thought, to give the missionary work and the evangelization of the world, the place Jesus gave to them..." Rev. Luis M. Ortiz.
Doing the missionary work in Cuba, God gave different revelations to Brother Ortiz and visions to several people simultaneously in which He spoke to him about a great Work of worldwide outreach for which he had to leave Cuba.
Rev. Luis M. Ortiz, was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico, on September 26th, 1918. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Savior when he was 10 years old, and that very same night he was aware of God's calling for him.
When he finished his studies, he started to work in a newspaper called “El Mundo (The World).” Later, he quit that job to obey the calling of the Lord and study His Word. During that time, God dealt with him concerning the missionary work in Cuba. He resisted that calling until in a home service, while he was praying, God Himself called him, and finally he surrendered his life to the Lord to obey Him.
In 1943, he married Sister Rebecca Hernández Colón, with whom he had two daughters: Damaris and Priscila. In that same year, they went together to the missionary field, first to Dominican Republic, and then to Cuba where they worked untiringly for 17 years, planting around 60 churches and a precious group of servants of God.
Then he came back to Puerto Rico in 1960 by commandment of God, and in 1963 he officially started the Work of the WORLDWIDE MISSIONARY MOVEMENT.
"Throughout Highways and Byways Across America and Around the World."Rev. Luis M. Ortiz WMM Founder
Rev. Ortiz was a reserved, meek, humble, spiritual, and holy man; strong in his convictions, kind in his dealings with others, especially with the laborers of the Lord.
He had a broad vision; he was a missionary and evangelist with great results in the saving of lost souls and great miracles performed by the Lord. He was also a pastor, a Bible teacher, a deep writer, a clear and understandable poet; he wrote over 200 poems. The Work that developed is one of faith, sacrifice, suffering, fruitful in many souls surrendered to the Lord, and hundreds of established churches and laborers called to serve in His Work.
He founded the monthly missionary magazine, "Evangelistic Impact," which after 50 years, is still published monthly. He was an untiring traveler, holding evangelistic campaigns, conventions, conferences and fellowship meetings.
While others in the course of the years had changed, Rev. Luis M. Ortiz was steady in his convictions and the principles of God's Work, without changing the fundamentals of the doctrine neither his testimony of life.
It pleased the Lord to call his servant on September 26th, 1996 when he was promoted to his presence. Undoubtedly, Reverend Ortiz was a man of God with giant steps, his motto: "Throughout Highways and Byways Across America and Around the World."
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