Written by Gissell Vazquez, Assistant Ministry Director
A new year, a new beginning. For me personally, it has been a season of challenges, new steps of faith, and celebrations of 2018 victories.
I remember last year in January as I planned for the Launch of Adelante Arts Community there were many questions without clear answers. It was the first time that Mission Adelante was launching an Arts program; excitement and doubts invaded my mind. Who is going to come? Would people be interested? I specifically remember the launch day, January 22, 2018. It was a cold, stormy day, and a few minutes before six it started to snow. I really don’t know how, but I was calm and curious about what God was going to do. I remember very well who the first ones to register were; they were Nir Gurung and her girls. How would I forget their happy and excited faces? After her, many others started to show up, and at that moment I knew that what started with a dream was becoming a reality.
From that day on and for the past year, I’ve been writing and sharing with you many stories of how God has used the volunteers and Arts Community to bless our kids and teens in the community. This is not an article to repeat them. These are just words of gratitude to God and to everybody who has been part of it. There will be more stories to tell this 2019. I’m very excited to see what God is going to do next. Arts Community is now launching its second year! The registration night is this coming Monday, January 21. We’ll have keyboard and guitar classes for kids and teens from 7 to 15 years old. We will also have dance and arts and crafts for kids and teens from 5 to 15 years old.
At 6:00 pm the doors of Mission Adelante will be open for our community! Come and enjoy the warmth of human relationships, the arts that you love, and God’s love for everyone!
Do you want to make a difference in a kid's life? Mission Adelante's Leaders In Training (LIT) program needs volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit their website at www.missionadelante.org/kids.