The Lord has Done Great Things!

Written By Kristen Maxwell, Bhutanese Children and Youth Director

One of the things I am most grateful for is the rhythm built into the life of our community at Mission Adelante.  If you have been around Mission Adelante for any length of time, you know that we operate in 12 week trimesters with a break in between each trimester.  These breaks allow us to stop and reflect on what the Lord has done, and prepare for the coming trimester.  Our Spring 2016 trimester ended last week and over the past week we have had a chance to reflect on and celebrate what the Lord has done this trimester!  

As we look back I keep landing on this scripture:

"The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."~Psalm 126:3

The Lord has done SO much, and I am excited to get to share it with you!

High School Ministries:  Our High School outreach program, Teens Club, shifted their meetings to Monday night this trimester!  They had a great trimester of sharing a meals, working on homework together, and learning about the life of Jesus.  Five students (and 1 little brother) were treated to lunch and a movie on Saturday celebrating their good attendance and participation!

Middle School Ministries:  Our Middle School programs celebrated the completion of their first school year and they are looking forward to an exciting summer! Our Middle School Leaders in Training program celebrated our first graduating student from our Bhutanese LIT program.  She was presented with a photo book of LIT memories at the Bhutanese End of Trimester Party.  Our Bhutanese Middle School LIT students celebrated a year of hard work with dinner out and a lock-in after the End-of-Trimester Party.  When asked what they learned as a part of LIT this year, one Middle School student replied:  “I learned more about how to be a leader, how to be respectful, and oh yeah, how to clean up after myself.”  

Kids Ministries:  Our kids ministries just keep growing!  Kids Club, our Outreach Bible Study has seen LOTS of new kids this trimester, most of them under the age of 5.  We are excited to see what the Lord will do with these kiddos that are literally growing up surrounded by the Gospel!  Our Elementary LIT students finished a great year with an overnight camping trip that provided them with lots of new experiences, including archery and horseback riding.  When asked what they loved about being in LIT this year they answered: “Learning about Jesus, going to Great Wolf Lodge, and serving others.”  

The Lord has done GREAT things this school year and we are excited and ready to see what He will do this summer!  Join us in praying for a safe and fun summer trimester, where kids learn more and more about the love God has for them!  Also, be in prayer for our 2016-2017 application process for LIT, kicking off this Saturday. Pray that the Lord would bring the right students to be in LIT next year.