PASTOR JAIME LEAL WAS RECEIVED IN THE GLORY OF GOD ON MAY 29, 2018. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 Pastor Jaime Leal, from Santa Marta, Colombia was one of the first pastors who, over 16 years ago, labored with GTC, now SRL. He is a hero in God’s kingdom. With the encouragement and help of GTC, Pastor Leal led his congregation out of an apostate church into a sound biblical reformed church at the cost of losing the church building and his home. God provided through GTC the opportunity to purchase the same building, a home for his family and support for several years. Pastor Leal, full of compassion, initiated a rescue project for children who lost their parents during the horrible years of violence or were displaced to Santa Marta. Under his leadership, GTC and Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia built Hogar Providencia in Santa Marta, where pastor Leal sacrificially poured a great part of his life, serving, educating and evangelizing those children. The majority of those children are Chimila Indians. He used this opportunity to visit their tribe and plant a church in the Snow Mountains region. He also engaged helpers to do Bible translation into their native language. The SRL Seminary family honors this HERO OF THE FAITH and shares love and prayers for his dear wife, Ester, and his two children, Isaias y Mateo.