Learning as a Ministry Apprentice

Laxmi and Megan

Laxmi and Megan

by Laxmi Gurung, Ministry Apprentice

Seven months ago, I got an opportunity to come on staff at Mission Adelante. I was very excited because I love what they do here, and I was also nervous because I thought I couldn’t do enough and I had just finished high school. But after I joined, I felt very welcomed and everyone helped me a lot, so things were easier than I expected. I got to learn from Megan; she helped teach me in every way she could and I'm very thankful for that. And in the middle of everything, I could feel that God was helping me through all of the people in my life.

Now I'm in charge of Refugee Kids Club. We launched our third trimester on January 16th, and our past two trimesters have been awesome with help from great volunteers and the Mission Adelante team. We welcome kids from all around the world and our goal is to help kids to learn about Jesus and make them feel safe, where they can play and make new friends.

Through this journey I have been learning many things such as:

  • How to work in teams and to be flexible with each other.

  • The importance of kids for our community.

  • That we should put God first in everything we do.

I love my job and I'm very thankful to the Lord for who I am today and for giving me this opportunity. I would like to ask everyone to pray with me for my journey in this mission and for our Refugee Kids Club to grow.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Psalm 46:1

Gissell, Laxmi, and Yanelis on Christmas Eve

Gissell, Laxmi, and Yanelis on Christmas Eve



  • 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.
  • Do you have a gently-used keyboard that you're not using? Adelante Arts Community needs it! We need one more keyboard for our new program. Please email Gissell Vazquez at gissellv@missionadelante.org if you would like to donate one.