Here's a short excerpt of the performance (if you can't see the video, please click here):
|Children's Celebration Program|
|Nations Represented at CCNR|
|Liliana carrying the flag of Cape Verde|
|Fernando carrying the flag of Portugal|
|Leadership Team of CCNR|
|Rev. Jefferson Estevez and Family|
|NYI Group in the meeting|
|Worship Team Leading the Youth|
|Response to the Challenge|
|Missionary Services in Mindelo|
|Evangelistic Team: Porto Mosquito|
|Decisions in Salineiro|
|Opening Service: District Assembly|
|Costa do Sol Church|
|Lake San Pablo (Volcano Ibambura)|
Last December we travelled to Guayaquil in response to an invitation from the Ecuadorian National NMI Coordinator to visit her church and a church-type mission in another town.
This sister invited us to take a Missions' challenge, and what a blessing it was to arrive at a church with very limited financial resources, that is just starting its services to the local community, but that from the very beginning is concerned in teaching and challenging its members to think beyond the local needs.
The trip was longer than expected thus we did not arrive in time for the worship. But the brothers of the church had a presentation about the topic of compassion, taken from the life of Jesus. We were blessed by remembering that our Lord had as part of His mission on earth to respond to the spiritual, social and physician needs of human beings.
At the end we gave them a challenge based in Acts 1:8 having them remember that our mission is not limited to our Jerusalem, but that God has sent us to the whole world. During the sermon Liliana shared the story of her church and how it is living the great commission with a global vision and a local action.
We ended our visit with a time for social sharing with the brothers and sisters of the church and we were able to tell them of some of our experiences. When we returned to Guayaquil it was really late, but we felt that it was well worth it our time investment and presence with these brothers and sisters in the church.
It has been a while that we have not updated our news, but I think it's still in good order to wish everyone of our followers a much blessed year of 2012.
January started full steam ahead, full of activities. Since the 16th our clases started at the Seminário Teológico Nazareno Sudamericano (STNS). God has blessed us in an incredible way by sending us a group of 26 students in residence, and the great majority of these are starting their first year of studies. We have students from Ecuador and Colombia. Unfortunately we have no one from Venezuela in residence this time.
The range of services of STNS is not limited to residential students though. The majority of our students are spread out through the 17 district decentralized education centers, and we also have students participating in virtual education classes through the internet.The start up of this new year brought some news to everyone:
We ask for your prayers for this new group of students that has arrived to STNS. That God may use well this time to work in their individual lives, and that He may use every member of the faculty of the institution as a tool to develop the leaders that He needs for His Church.Please see more pictures here.