TNT Before and After: Rolando’s Powerful Testimony

The above video features Rolando Talin, a pastor in Mexico who recently finished his TNT training through Leadership Resources International, who shares the remarkable story of God transforming his life and ministry through the training he received.

Here are some highlights:


  • “When God called me to pastor a church, I didn’t know how to preach.” (That is a Pastor’s Worst Nightmare!)
  • “I prayed to the Lord, “Lord, I want to know how to preach, I want someone to help me…I pastored three years before anyone helped me…”


  • Four years later (after graduating the TNT program), Rolando says God has blessed his family and his ministry and says he is preaching the word to his congregation.
  • He says he can see his congregation growing from the preached word. He thanks LRI and LRI supporters for the transformation and equipping that he experienced in the Training National Trainers program.
  • After receiving the training, Rolando strongly desired to teach other pastors the transforming principles to help them know and read the Bible better.
  • Rolando is now starting his own Bible Institute of Mexican pastors where Rolando leads in teaching the TNT curriculum, equipping Mexican leaders to read and preach the Bible.
  • Rolando has recently been elected as the president of his denomination’s convention!

He is the perfect example of what following 2 Timothy 2:2 which says,

“…what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

When Leadership Resources International trains pastors all over the world, we don’t give these pastors a fish—we teach them to fish…and how to teach others to fish. They become master fishermen who also teach fellow fishermen. Rolando is just one of the many men whose hearts are ignited to be a fisher of men who teaches others to fish as well.

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