Gilberto Nole was a faithful servant of God and a diligent preacher of the Gospel. For the last ten years of his life, he worked with HeartCry to care for the churches in northern Peru. He was a man of whom the world was not worthy. He will be greatly missed.
After more than forty years of tireless service in northern Peru as a pastor, church planter, husband, and father, Gilberto Nole passed away. The impact he left on that region will by God’s grace continue to echo on, with more than forty churches in the surrounding region owing their beginning to Gilberto’s ministry. He truly was a man whose eyes were filled with eternity, and his heart was driven by a burden to see the multitudes bow the knee to Christ and find salvation in Him. His passing leaves large shoes to fill, and the loss will be felt by all.
Please pray that the Lord might raise up many more faithful men to take Gilberto’s place in moving the Kingdom forward in the northern Andes Mountains. Also, pray for his wife and family as they grieve Gilberto’s passing, though not as those who do not have hope (I Thessalonians 4:13). The following was written by HeartCry missionary Jose Luis Siancas:
“God has carried Gilberto to a much better place, as a good and faithful servant. At his funeral, I was given the opportunity to preach the Gospel that has made us slaves, given us hope, and led us to serve God out of an abundance of love. Pastor Gilberto was and is an example of loving service to Christ. I thank God for this brother and for using him in such a great way for the edification of the Church and for His Glory.”