Rafael Puebla Sr. has been a member of the REACH Ministries International leadership team since 2009. He has been instrumental in providing music, leading puppet ministry teams, and has been our most reliable interpreter for missions all over Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. A member of Iglesia Cristiana Misericordia of Laredo, Texas, Rafael has been an excellent example of Christianity in action. Besides working a full-time job, Rafael leads numerous ministries in Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, including “Stepping into Freedom”, a ministry for those struggling with life-controlling issues such as drug addiction. He and his wife, Concepcion, also minister to married couples, providing counseling and offering Biblical insight from God’s Word. Each week Rafael and five other musicians are visiting, singing and encouraging elderly residents in nursing homes around the city of Laredo. All this, and he still has time to travel, lead worship and interpret for most of our mission trips. Rafael is a true gift to Reach Ministries International and servant of the Lord.