GRACE… God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
TNSP has received an abundance of Grace in 2016.
Provision came in many shapes and sizes: relief supplies for earthquake victims, people ready to serve, connections with churches and ministries, donations from so many of our partners, and most of all the faithful daily presence of the Holy Spirit. Much has been said about how the Lord opened so many doors and placed 21 tons of relief supplies in our charge, but the miracle did not stop there. Connections with dozens of pastors and churches (poor, isolated churches in small communities) all along the coast were brought about through the supplies. Then we began KIDStory trainings with those churches. Over 18 story clubs have begun as a result with more to come. Ruben Espinosa has come on as part-time staff with us and is overseeing these new clubs in the north coast region. Pray for these new seeds.
Thanks to our partnership with World Vision a similar project has begun in the mountains too. We have a team of dozen young volunteers who have been trained in KIDStory and are now training others in their province. They completed their first solo training in December and have 5 more scheduled in the next few months. Our goal is to train the 700 indigenous churches of the province in effective children’s ministry. Pray for the province of Chimborazo that an awakening of children’s ministry would break forth.
Another provision is Jorge and Antonella. They came to Ecuador to be trained in KIDStory and have returned home to Venezuela to revitalize the 300 kids clubs they oversee. They are also now part-time staff of TNSP. Pray for Jorge and Antonella… life in Venezuela is desperate. Simple things like buying toilet paper and rice are challenging.
The community tent among the homeless victims of the Earthquake will be closing this month after being manned 5 days a week, 6 hours a day for the past 7 months… PRAISE GOD and thanks to Reach Global for helping fund this project. Pray for the families as they move into new homes and begin to work again. Pray for the children who have been so displaced.
So much more to share but these are a few highlights. Pray as I travel to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Mexico in the next few weeks… training others and inspiring them to reach children with the Word of God.
Without your love, prayers, and support none of this is possible. But thanks to God’s outpouring of Grace through you so much has been possible!
Much Love and we wish you a Grace-filled 2017,
Steve and Jacky