New Birth in the Mission Adelante Community

Five LIT Kids Born Again!
Long-term investing in the lives of our "Leaders-In-Training" kids has born spiritual fruit! Iris, Nayeli, Helen, Edgar, and Felipe all received Christ on Wednesday during our mentoring time. Because of more than a year (in some cases more than two years) of learning the Bible through the Kids Adelante's Outreach Bible Study, the message of the gospel was not hard for them to grasp or receive.

I have seen significant changes in the attitude and character of these kids over the last several months. Being with them three afternoons and one evening each week since September has given us the opportunity to see them at their best and worst, and has allowed us to speak truth into their lives in every situation. They have become more and more open and have learned to trust that we are truly for them. Now, as 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, they are new creations in Christ. It will be exciting to see how the Holy Spirit will continue His work in them!

In Other News: Welcome Baby Ham!!!
  • Morgan and Felipe Ham welcomed their son Camilo Sage Ham into the world two weeks ahead of schedule (Monday, February 16). He is a handsome boy weighing 7 1/2 pounds.
  • Volunteers Dawn North and Marla Hansen will be helping cover Morgan's responsibilities while she is on maternity leave (about 8 weeks). Praise God for meeting this need in such a timely way!
  • We're now recruiting for our summer internship! Please contact if you know of anyone who might be interested.
Prayer Requests
  • Please pray for our "Leaders in Training" kids. A couple of them have not done well in school recently and we are working hard to help them make a turn around.
  • Please continue to pray for the kids in our neighborhood. Pray for their safety in light of the recent violence. Pray that they would learn to trust God to comfort and protect them. Pray especially that God would capture the hearts of the young boys before they start down tragic paths.
  • Pray that God would grant us continued momentum in our discipling program.
Resource Center Needs
  • We have found that baby items such as diapers and wipes go faster than we can stock them. We always need these items!
  • Food staples for what we call "Canasta Basica" or basic basket also go fast. One "Canasta Basica" contains: 2 bags of rice, 3 bags of beans, 1 box of Maizena, one bag of sugar, one bottle of cooking oil, 2 bags of pasta, 1 bag of flour. We love it when friends can bring a complete "Canasta Basica" already assembled!
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