The nine month online class, by Chrysalis International, to prepare additional AMO Trainer of Teachers (TOT’s) for Mexico, and other nations, will finish soon. As mentors for the TOT’s in Mexico, here is some of what we have been hearing from them.
- Liliana, founder/director of a Christian school in Puebla, sometimes invites her teenage students to join her in the online classes. In the days following, she notices through their conversations how the biblical teaching shapes her students ideas and decisions.
- Judith, also of Puebla, has been ministering to children of dysfunctional families using AMO’s bible story curriculum, Wellspring of Wonder. She now plans to begin using it with children traumatized by the recent earthquakes.
- One TOT works with two groups in her church – the older youth and the children. She shared that the children in her AMO classes demonstrate stronger reasoning and behavior skills than do the older youth, who have not had AMO.
- Betzabé, TOT from Oaxaca, and her church have begun comprehensive work for helping people hard-hit by earthquakes in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in and around the city of Juchitán. They are focusing on three things: temporary housing, equipping and training appropriate pastoral response, and children’s education. As public schools struggle, they will bring in AMO Training for parents/teachers and AMO Programs for the children. If you’d like to help fund any of these efforts, call Chris at (830) 719-5812.
Please, pray for all the TOT’s as they wind down their studies and prepare for their practicums in early 2018. Pray also for ongoing earthquake recovery in south and central Mexico.
You are invited to join, from wherever you are, First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio in praying for Mexico and the Americas at 12 noon, Oct. 26th. If your church would like to initiate a similar annual prayer service, we would be glad to help. Also, contact us if you would like to receive a copy of FPC’s prayer bulletin by email.
Thanks and blessings to each of you,
Chris and Francelia McReynolds