Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Born Again to a Living Hope

We are excited because tomorrow we'll be presenting Born Again to a Living Hope for the first time here in Nicaragua. It's a theatrical work based on the life of a young married couple from Argentina. They were addicted to drugs, living in desperation, and both diagnosed with AIDS. They went to a Word of Life camp in Argentina where they accepted Christ and their lives were transformed. They began to study in the Word of Life Bible Institute in Argentina, and both died before finishing their studies. Before dying they wrote their life story that turned into this drama, "Born Again to a Living Hope."

We have a group of 15 from Mexico who created and brought the set and wardrobe and they have been training 15 Nicaraguan youth in how to present the drama. The idea is to train the Nicaraguans and leave us with the set and wardrobe to be able to continue presenting this work here in Nicaragua for years to come.

We'll be holding presentations in high schools, universities, churches, and out in the streets. We'll present one week here in Managua and the second week in a nearby region of the country.

Please pray for this work and that the people would be moved by the story and encouraged to put their faith in Christ just as this young couple, Pablo and Adriana did. I'll be posting pictures shortly! :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Retreats and more

It's been awhile since I last posted. I had previously mentioned a high school retreat that we held one Friday and it went really well. We had 71 students attend and 24 made decisions for Christ. It was our first retreat with this high school and we'll be having 4 or 5 more with this school in the upcoming months.

Also this past weekend we held a leadership retreat for all the leaders of the Bible Clubs that we work with. We had 46 attend and it was a wonderful time of preparing for the year of ministry ahead of us and we received some wonderful teachings on what the Bible says about the fear of God.

Today the Bible Clubs will be hosting their annual Kick-Off to begin the new ministry year. The youth get really creative and hold a dynamic Club meeting where lots of youth attend who never step foot in a church. The activity is evangelistic so please pray that the youth would be open to gospel of Christ.

Also, this upcoming Monday we will receive a group of 15 people from Mexico. They will be with us for two weeks and we'll be hosting an activity called Born Again to a Living Hope. I'll write another whole post about this presentation because it is really exciting!!! We'll be in Managua presenting this theatrical work for a week and then we'll be traveling outside of Managua for the other week.

Apart from this, Jader and I were able to travel outside of Managua for a few days because we were making arragnements for the Born Again to a Living Hope presentation. We traveled to four different cities and towns in the region that Jader is from. It was neat to also be able to visit with Jader's family and friends. Well, thanks for reading about what we've been up to. I'll be writing more about the presentation we'll be hosting!