By Chris and Francelia McReynolds
Days two and three of our AMO training here in Orizaba have been full of learning. The following are just a few of the comments from training participants, so far, this week:
- “It’s God’s individuality that is imprinted in each of us that makes each of us very special.”
- “The power of words is something that has impacted me, today. How God spoke creation into existence – how, in the Bible, our focus is turned to guard and keep God’s words – how very important it is for our children to learn new words and how to use them. Their words form and express ideas and those ideas have real-life consequences. It’s very powerful.”
- Regarding the power of blessing, “If no one can take away our blessings, we need to bless each other more!”
- Regarding Christian self-government, “We can begin reduce external government we use with our children and begin appealing more to children’s ability to govern themselves with Christ’s help.”
Please, join us in giving thanks for the Women of Faith group at our host church, La Santisima Trinidad, here in Orizaba, Veracruz. These women are paying for eight out-of-town participant’s hotel stay, plus they prepare breakfast and lunch for all of us at their own expense. They are, selflessly, serving participants that are representing six area churches at this training.
Rosario Dominguez, one of the women leaders, said, “When pastor Pablo Torres arrived (a few years ago), seeing almost no children in the church, he asked us ‘where are all the children?” “The truth was, we had nothing to offer children. We are now equipping ourselves to teach and stepping out in faith,” said Rosario. They are truly women of faith and vision! Please, pray for them.
Pray also for continued strength and inspiration for all as the eight-hour days of teaching and learning begin to take their toll.