In an effort to open up homes on these rainy Saturdays, the youth went out in teams of 3 and 4 to visit adults in the church and record their testimony on video – that is, how they came to know Jesus and the changes that ensued. We had 3 adults set up for this. They were parents of the youth. They were willing, and the youth did the job quickly and accurately. What a great way to involve the parents.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Teaching about the story of Joseph in Genesis, the youth were treated to a “That’s good, no, that’s bad” interactive story of his life. After hearing the good side and responding and then hearing the bad side, the youth got tired of having the wrong answer. This in the midst of a rainy downpour added to the fun and frustration, cold and wet. It sure was “memorable.” Excellent!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
We got some financial aid from the denomination we’re working with to rent a small, tiny, one-bedroom house near our hall. We’ve been praying for this as well as anticipating the use of the place. You see, the youth meet at a park bench (Mexican “palapa.") The men meet in our home and the kids on Sunday in an uncovered patio. So we need a place to store our equipment as well as meet. So, their first mission was to go out in teams of 2 and find a place that is available to rent. Here are their results…
Other groups found similar offers, but all a bit further away than we'd like. Keep praying for us!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The youth were put to the test when pieces of a puzzle were laid out for them to figure out. No box top no direction as to what they were putting together. All this was to show how the lack of a big picture can get us lost, and the importance of seeing the Bible’s bigger picture to understand the individual parts it contains. Great job, Keila!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
We had a great fiesta after our service on Sunday with lots of participation in the form of cultural and Christian songs and dances. Wow, talk about talent. And after the dust settled, there was the classic “Pozole” dish we ate that was just out of this world. We filled up our rented hall with guests and regulars. It was an exciting night. Tonight is Mexican Independence "Day." So, “¡Viva México! You-all.
Standing still is not a characteristic of our youth. They manage to make everything into a race or a challenge. Keila will be teaching these new believers about the Bible beginning with Genesis. She’ll give them some broad strokes to help them remember the stories, eventually in the entire Old Testament.We will be joining the adolescent group together with the youth as they’ve gotten along well during the times we’ve had them mix.