Hal and Cheryl Large are seasoned missionaries, having served internationally and domestically. They began ministry with Hispanics in the Pacific Northwest in the State of Washington in 2011. Hal uses English as a second language (“ESL”) classes to establish relationships with Hispanics with the purpose of communicating to them the Gospel of Christ. He also helps churches to develop and grow Hispanic ministries and to plant new churches in this unique culture of the Pacific Northwest.
The Hispanic community experiences constant change and many challenges in the U.S., especially within the family unit where parents and grandparents may only speak Spanish, but the children are bilingual. In addition, there is a great need for “bridge building” between the Anglo and Hispanic communities in this area of the U.S. Hal’s dream is to establish a training center that will focus on making disciples and training pastors who will minister to first-generation Spanish immigrants.
Hal and Cheryl joined World Reach in 1993 and served in El Salvador. Hal assisted with the expansion of the Bible Institute in El Salvador, and six Bible Institutes were started in six different churches in the city of San Salvador. Hal later planted a church in the city of Santa Ana, called The Family of Faith (or La Familia De La Fe). Hal and Cheryl ministered in El Salvador from 1978 to 2010.