Amanda Bachus Speaks with Bishop Martinez

Voces latinas: Mario Martínez, Obispo de la Iglesia Metodista en Chileconversa con la editora de la revista el Intérprete, Amanda Bachus sobre sus primeras impresiones después de su arribo a la Conferencia General 2012 en Tampa, Florida.

Voices from Latin America: Mario Martínez, bishop of the Methodist Church in Chiletalks with the editor of el Intérprete magazineabout his early impressions about the General Conference 2012, in Tampa, Florida.

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