Written by Kristen Maxwell, Bhutanese Youth & Kids Ministry Director
I have recently been reading “Creating a Lead Small Culture” from the Orange Group. I encountered in the first chapter a quote that struck me as particularly descriptive of the work the Lord is doing at Mission Adelante.
“God uses people. That’s the point. He always has. Sometimes we forget that the God of the Bible is the God of the people of the Bible. God has always used people to demonstrate His story of redemption.”
So many times I think we forget that God tends to use the most ordinary--sometimes even the most dysfunctional--people to expand His Kingdom; to share about His marvelous story of redemption. The people He uses often don’t have any special skills or special training, but they do just two simple things: they say yes and they show up.
Any given trimester, we have over one-hundred volunteers that say yes and show up to share with our program participants who this God of the Bible is and how He loves them through love and friendships. The programs at Mission Adelante wouldn't be possible without normal, ordinary people, whom we are grateful have said "yes." As we are getting our new trimester underway, join us in praying that the God of the Bible shows up through His people.
- The Bhutanese teens ministry is hosting our first English class this fall and is looking for donated gift cards to use as rewards for students who demonstrate hard work in class. If you would be willing to donate a gift card please contact Hannah Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We are in need of a volunteer driver to take Bhutanese ministry participants home from programming on Tuesday nights in our shuttle bus (no CDL required.) This is a great opportunity to pray over our neighborhood and have personal interactions with our participants, who love our bus drivers! This volunteer role is from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm weekly on Tuesday nights starting immediately. If you or anyone you know is interested in serving in this role, please contact Drew Hammond at email@example.com or 913-710-9953.