Written by Bethany Hiskey, LIT volunteer
It has been a joy to volunteer the past few years in Leaders in Training, and it has been a privilege this year to join the teaching team for our character time each week. This year, we have been talking about the miracles of Jesus.
In our time so far, we have seen His power over the sea, storms, hunger, and disease. Sometimes, in our day to day life, it is easy to lose hope and wonder. Studying the miracles with the kids has helped give fresh perspective on familiar stories and a deeper understanding of what persistence really means.
It has been so special to marvel with the kids, not only over the extraordinary events, but the Person behind them. To learn how He is not limited by how our world works. Instead, He has power over our circumstances and power to free us from sin.
Each of the kids was able to share things they are hoping for -from small things to big. How wonderful to be able to talk with them how, even when we doubt and are afraid, He is always with us. Even when we feel different or unworthy, as the lepers or the Canaanite woman did, He loves us and will reach out for us. We CAN have hope, because with our God, all things are possible.
- You’re invited to the Mission Adelante Thanksgiving Open House THIS SATURDAY, November 11th from 2:30-6:30pm. Stop by and enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the Meeks’ home meeting members of the Mission Adelante staff and community, celebrating culture, and giving thanks for God’s faithfulness.
- Our Leaders In Training program is in need of volunteers! For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website at www.missionadelante.org/kids.
- Are you interested in combining your love of the arts and disciple-making? Mission Adelante is launching Adelante Arts Community in January 2018 and is looking for volunteers to help! Visit www.missionadelante.org/arts for more information.
- Do you have a gently-used keyboard or acoustic guitar that you're not using? Adelante Arts Community needs it! We are in need of a keyboard and three acoustic guitars for our new program. Please email Gissell Vazquez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate an instrument.
- Help us finish 2017 strong! Volunteer with your family, small group, or business at Adelante Thrift. For more information or to sign up, go to www.adelantethrift.com/volunteer/ .