Friday, March 19

Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard...

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As the verse says: "... Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.." (1 Cor. 2:9).

Little did we know what God had prepared for us when He put in our hearts the desire to minister to the pre-teens. As part of this new ministry, on March 7 Sunday School started, and to our biggest surprise, God brought in the first Sunday 40 students to minister to, and on the second Sunday we had 33. God knows how to raise ministries that respond to needs in each local church.

Tomorrow we will have our first activity with Generation of Samuel extra to sunday school. Several parents shared their appreciation and approval for this ministry, and several of the kids already made sure to let us know that they will be present.

I will leave with you the link to the pictures of Sunday School - later, we will publish the news about the Fall celebration that we will have tomorrow.

Monday, March 15

Generation of Samuel

Today a new ministry was launched at our church in Altos de Pilar. The title chosen for it was "Generation of Samuel". But why this title?

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A few months ago God began to put on our hearts the desire to minister to an age group that, like Samuel, can build their influence in society. This is the 10-12 years old group - or Pre-Teens. Samuel would have been approximately this same age when God spoke to him, and because he was willing to listen, as a result, God used him to bring changes to the religious, social and political structure of Israel. Samuel was a catalytic agent of change. We believe that the pre-teens can be the catalytic agents to transform the life of the church and of society in Argentina, as they enter the labor market with Christian ethical and moral values. If we can influence society, we need to invest in this generation that is getting ready for their second socialization.

Today we had a great launching service for this new ministry which, along with Samuel and Rocio (our two team members), we will be heading up for the upcoming years.

Please, pray that God will help us invest in these lives that He wants to put in our hands to mold His character in them.

See more picture of the service here.