“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
One of the most important things a pastor or missionary can do is teach their people how to properly read and understand the Bible. This is what our church planting team began to teach during our most recent trip to our church plant in Village CO in Northern Mexico. The church came together every night we were there and we went through Scripture with them teaching them the importance of understanding: Genre, Context, Reading and Rereading, and making observations of the text. We will continue with more principles when we return for a week in April. Below are some pics:
“Come to the school tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and we will let you share with the whole school.” This is was what the director of the primary school told us when we stopped by to see if we could start an escuelita Biblica (little Bible school) with the kids like we do in the two other villages we work in. Of course, in those villages we do it at the school after school hours. We were amazed that the Lord opened up a door for us to do this with the whole school during school hours. We have been praying for several months that the Lord would allow us to do an escuelita with the kids in Village CO and now He blew our expectations out of the water. Escuelita is a great avenue to share Christ with the kids of the village and open up gospel-relationships with their parents.
There are a total of 68 kids in the school. The day we were able to have escuelita about 30 had the day off so we were blessed with the opportunity to share the creation story with about 40 kids. When we arrived they had all the kids pull their desks to the courtyard area. Afterward, we were invited to have coffee and sweet bread with the director and some of the teachers. It was great to get to know them better and they emphasized how much they appreciated us coming and invited us to come back. They reminded us that these children see a lot of violence and bad news in their village so to have people come bring good news is refreshing. Below are some pics: