The pastor of Mountain View United Methodist Church's sister church at Sonoyta, Mexico, will give the sermons Sunday, Aug. 12, at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services.
He is the Rev. Isaias Torres Peinado, pastor of Templo Emanuel Methodist, with which Mountain View has had a relationship since the early 1990s.
Besides preaching, Pastor Isaias will tell of plans for a new parsonage at Sonoyta, development of a mission outreach project at Rocky Point, possible youth exchanges and a discussion on how the Cottonwood church can reach out to Hispanics in the Verde Valley.
His appearance here is part of Mountain View's celebration of a century of faith in the Verde Valley, and is another of several Centennial events scheduled by the church this year.
Pastor Isaias will be the guest of honor at a potluck luncheon that follows the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Monday and Tuesday he will meet with various Mountain View ministry teams and with United Methodist Men.
Since 1992, United Methodist Men has provided financial aid to the church's pastors, with several work teams going to Templo Emanuel to put on a new roof, do painting and plumb the restrooms in the church's educational building.
The men's group also provides toys for children of the Sonoyta congregation, and the people of Mountain View has sent a large amount of used clothing to the Mexican church, as well as donating pews no longer needed by the Cottonwood church, which is located at 901 S 12th St.