Edinson Rodriguez 'Potone'
Hoya del Caimito, D.R.
Soralda… Wendoli, Timoteo
- For the godly welfare of my family
- My fathers health is not good pray for him
- To be able to construct our own house
Potone, along with his parents and nine siblings, grew up in the Hoyo del Caimito neighborhood where he continues to live today. His mom was a strict Catholic, but her faith didn’t have much of an influence on him. Then, as a teenager, a friend working for G.O. Ministries at the time began talking with Potone about the Lord. The friend invited him to church and Potone noticed that the Christians there were people whose lives had changed for the better. His friend boldly urged him, “Don’t waste time. Accept the Lord!” At age 18 Potone made the commitment to follow Christ and soon began telling others about Him. Later, after seeing a change in his son, Potone’s father accepted the Lord, too.
Potone began working for G.O. as a driver after Brook, G.O.’s American president, experienced his driving skills. One day Brook asked Potone if he would drive him around town to run errands. He was impressed by the way Potone handled the wheel and learned that for two years he worked as a driver for professional baseball player Luis Polonia. Today Potone is the main driver for G.O. ‘s visiting teams and is also a part of the construction team when time permits.
When asked what the biggest problem is in his community, Potone replies without hesitation, “drugs.” In his view, many parents whose children are using drugs just don’t seem to care. The community as a whole needs to be evangelized, Potone says, and he takes seriously the call he has as a Christian to not only tell others about Christ, but to also act in such a way as to be a good example to his community.
Potone is married to Zoriada and together they have two children: Wendoli (16) and Timoteo (9).