From growing up in an all-white neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, to visiting the vibrant island of Puerto Rico, to attending a life-altering Urbana Missions Conference, Orlando Crespo shares the key life moments that revealed his clear call to be a minister to Latino people. Unbeknownst to him at the time, it wouldn’t involve being a missionary to Mexico or Central America, but rather, to a place far closer and more familiar than he ever imagined. In this second bonus episode celebrating IVP’s 75th anniversary, Orlando describes living between the two worlds of being Latino and American and the path that led him to write Being Latino in Christ, first published in 2003. For almost two decades, this historic book has shaped the spiritual and ethnic formation of Latinos in America as they step out in ministry to the world.
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Helen Lee, Producer and Creator
Helen Lee is the associate director of strategic partnerships and initiatives; she has a B.A. from Williams College in bioethics, and M.A. from Wheaton College Graduate School in interdisciplinary studies; and an MBA from Babson College in entrepreneurship. She enjoys reading novels by authors of color, finding spots of natural beauty wherever she can, and listening to podcasts such as Serial, The Rewatchables, Filmspotting, and The Disrupters. You can find Helen on Twitter and Instagram @HelenLeeBooks.
Paloma Lee, Co-Host
Paloma Lee is an assistant producer and project specialist at IVP. She has an M.A. in Media and Communication from Dallas Theological Seminary and a B.A. in English.
Twitter/Instagram: @everyvoicenow | Website: everyvoicenow.com | Producer: Helen Lee
Sound Engineer: Jonathan Clauson | Music: “Staring at the Sun” by Gyom