I’m Ernesto

For most of my life I found myself wondering  what the purpose of my life was. Although  I was born in a Christian family with great parents who raised me right, I needed to experience God for myself if I was going to follow Jesus. Then one day in April of 2010, I found myself talking to a customer, named Elizabeth, at my job about miracles.

It turns out that the woman was getting ready to attend the Bethel School of Supernatural ministry. After that moment, I started going back to church, but something was burning inside of me for more. I was content with my life, but not satisfied with going to church on Sundays and being a good person in my community.

There had to be more to life. At that time, I’d heard about a radical married couple named Rolland and Heidi Baker and was blown away by how God was using them to impact peoples lives in profound ways. They are the co-founders of Iris Global, and they’re located in Pemba, Mozambique.

After watching countless YouTube videos of Heidi Bakers teachings (Yup, God can totally use YouTube), I knew the Lord was calling me to be a laid down lover of Jesus by serving the poor. During the summer of 2014, I finally decided to take a leap of faith and go on a two-week missions trip to Pemba, Mozambique in East Africa.

During that trip, God completely changed my life. The blind saw, the deaf heard, and many people accepted Jesus into their hearts. After getting back to my home in California, I heard the Lord say, “I want you to get rid of everything you own, pay off all your credit cards, and leave your home country to serve the poor.”

After two years of preparing, I finally got rid of pretty much everything I own, paid off all my debt, and I went back to Pemba, Mozambique to attend the Harvest School of Missions with Heidi Baker. After graduating from ministry school, I knew it was time for me to go to the mission field, and I felt that place would be Spain.

After living in Spain for three months as a missionary, the Lord has been sending me to other parts of the world to share the Gospel of His power and love with people ( If you’d like to know more about my time in Africa or Spain, check out my blogs Two Weeks of Intense Growth in Gran Canaria, Spain and My First Missions Trip: Pemba, Mozambique.)

Since 2010, God has given me a purpose in my life and I know He’s not finished with me yet. Since 2014, I’ve been writing books not only about my testimony but also about how God has been growing and teaching me how to make a difference in peoples lives (You can check out my books on Amazon.com). It truly is more blessed to give than receive, and when we give our lives completely to Him, that’s when we really come alive!