God put in Alberto Melo’s heart the vocation to serve Him as a missionary locally and globally. Since 1987 he has been responding to this call in obedience and trusting in His guidance to get the mission accomplished wherever He would send him. Alberto served in Recife, Brazil; Porto, Portugal and in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as Pastor/Missionary before going overseas with his family.
Alberto, Ilga, Heidi and Patrick Melo served 11 years as missionaries in Lithuania and Slovakia with IMB Connecting. In Europe God gave the Melos the wonderful opportunity to share the love of Christ and help to start churches among Lithuanians, Slovaks, and Roma (gypsies). In 2015, the Melos retired early from ministry in Europe and returned to Roanoke, Virginia.
Having recently joined Converge St. Croix Valley LEAD team network of churches, they have moved to New Richmond, Wisconsin. As the Network Evangelist for the Latino Community in St. Croix Valley, WI, their goal is to reach out to the Latinos with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple them, plant new churches, and train them to reproduce throughout the valley. Alberto is also currently leading an existing Latino outreach started by The Village Church in Baldwin, WI. Please join the Melos in this exciting opportunity to serve the unreached Latinos of St. Croix Valley.