Written by Edgar Soriano, Latino Ministry Apprentice (Latino Teen's Ministry Coordinator)
Our teens programs are progressing quite well as we end our trimester; we are continuing to focus and work on developing leaders. A core value at Mission Adelante is Leadership Development, “We believe that developing individuals to reach their potential as disciples and leaders is how ministry bears fruit. We emphasize equipping and empowering emerging leaders from our community.” We have been able to see this, as some of our teens have taken part in our Leadership Development community that began this year. This group focuses on equipping people to become leaders and disciple makers in our neighborhood. We are also seeing growth and budding leadership in our teens as they learn how to take responsibility and ownership of our weekly programs. They are showing this by bringing food to share with our group, coming up with games and art activities for the group; so that they can learn how to play and create together, some of the teens have even been leading our Bible study time. These activities have helped us see the growth and potential of some of our teens as leaders in our programs and in our community.
We are continuing to grow not only in leadership skills but also in the number of teens that attend our programs faithfully. As we spend more time with the teens, we go deeper into the lives of our teens. As we grow closer to them, we realize how much they need someone in their lives to be there for them; to cheer them on when they have victories, to listen to them when they are upset, and to speak the truth in love to them when they need it. Through all of this we are starting to see a change in the teens and we are so excited to see what God has in store for them.
Please pray with us this summer as we continue to deepen our relationship with our teens and as we continue to help them develop leadership skills. Also pray with us as we work on starting a Latino teen’s worship band, which will help our teens stay occupied, focused, and to give them the chance to be a part of something important.
- Bhutanese Spring Party: Saturday, April 9, 5:00-7:00 at La Fe En Jesus Christo Church, 1500 Central Ave Kansas City, KS 66102 (park in the back parking lot and enter through the back door). Please come and help us celebrate the accomplishments of our ESL, Teens, Kids Club, and L.I.T. students this trimester and honor our volunteers who have continued to serve with us.
- Latino Spring Party: Sunday, April 10, 4:00 - 8:00 at Bethany Community Center, 1120 Central Ave Kansas City, KS 66102 (between 11th & 12th Street, behind the fire station). Please come and help us celebrate the accomplishments of our ESL, Teens, Kids Adelante, and L.I.T. students this trimester and honor our volunteers who have continued to serve with us.