Written by Yanelis Lopez, Ministry Director
The past two weeks have been a celebration for our community at Mission Adelante. After three months of walking and learning together, it was time to celebrate and be thankful as a community. So at the end of the trimester, we hosted parties in our programs: Arts Community, Refugee Kids Club, Refugee ESL, Teens Adelante, Leaders in Training, Kids Adelante, and Latino ESL.
Each night has been full of joy, a sense of victory, and delicious food. There are many reasons to celebrate, among many other things:
Kids learning about God, enjoying their own culture, and developing their skills as leaders.
Youth finding a place with close friends where it is comfortable to talk about their faith and their challenges in life, and where they are understood for who they are.
Adults learning English, hearing about Jesus, and finding new friends, something that is often difficult in this reality of hard work and focus to get ahead in life.
None of this could be possible without our volunteers to whom we are extremely grateful to be with us on this journey and who are also part of this big family.
We exist as an organization and as individuals to love God and love one another, that is why the success of others is our own victory. Although we finished the first part of this year, we are excited for the time we have ahead, and we are getting ready to start the next season.
"Rejoice with those who rejoice"
- Mission Adelante and Adelante Thrift, in partnership with Samaritan's Feet, will be hosting a community event on Saturday, May 5th to inspire hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and words of encouragement. We need 40+ volunteers who are willing to serve by washing feet and helping distribute shoes. If you or your small group is interested in volunteering, please email Elena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Are you interested in serving, sharing life, and sharing Jesus with people from other places? We are looking for volunteers for the summer trimester, May 29th to August 2nd, to help in our Arts Community, Kids Adelante, English Club, and Latino ESL programs. Visit www.missionadelante.org/serve to learn more!