You're Invited to Our Spring Parties Next Weekend

Our spring trimester of programs will conclude next weekend with parties! These parties are the highlight of each trimester. Not only do the kids, adult English learners, and volunteers enjoy being recognized for their accomplishments and contribution, but the meal we share and the celebratory atmosphere make it a good time for everybody. These parties are also one of the best ways new people can get to know our ministry! That's why we encourage our program participants and worship community to bring their friends and family, and our volunteers to invite anyone they know that might be interested in the work that we do. We'd love to have you join us!

The party with our Latino friends will be Saturday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m.  The party with our Bhutanese friends will be Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m.  Both parties will be at Bethany Community Center, 1120 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66102.

In other news:
  • Last week's beautiful weather created opportunities for extra time spent outdoors with neighborhood kids. Drew Hammond played soccer with  group of Bhutanese boys and Kristen Maxwell played with a group of girls.  And last Wednesday, Kristen, Lauren Timberlake and Holly Stetler, their own kids and a collection of Bhutanese kids rode bikes to a playground to play together.  These are examples of the way our staff and a number of volunteers share life with our immigrant friends, by living in and becoming part of the neighborhood we serve.
Prayer needs:
  • Jarrett Meek is spending this week in Q-ba teaching at a discipleship training retreat.  Please pray for his last few days there to be a rich time with friends.
  • Please ask the Lord to continue providing the funds for some of our Bhutanese outreach staff to take an exploratory-training-leadership trip to  Nepal and India in April.
  • Please pray for our first Easter Celebration service with our Bhutanese friends, this Saturday.  This will be the first Easter celebrated by a number of new believers!  Pray for the non-believers that are in attendance to have clarity about the excellent news in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Also pray for our Latino community's Easter Celebration on Sunday, that as we rejoice in the way God demonstrated his love to us through Jesus, everyone's faith will be nourished.
Current needs:
  • A washing machine, which has been requested through our resource center.
  • Teens Adelante is hoping for summer swimming lessons for 10-15 teenagers.  Please contact Brooke ( if you can teach swimming lessons to full-grown teens or can help us find a good instructor.
  • A ceiling-mounted projector and protective cage
  • Large storage bins with lids (Rubbermaid-type)
Important dates:
  • Thursday, April 12 @ 8:30 p.m. (immediately following Thursday evening programming) Bake Sale and Jewelry Sale to benefit the L.I.T. Canoe Trip at the end of the school year.  This is a reward trip for the students that succeeded at meeting the expectations for L.I.T. participation throughout the whole school year.
  • Saturday afternoon, April 14 @ 5:00: Latino Spring Party at Bethany Community Center.
  • Sunday afternoon, April 15 @ 4:00: Bhutanese Spring Party at Bethany Community Center.
  • Saturday, June 30 @ 9:00 a.m. Adelante Missions Institute Seminar.  We're pleased to announce that Noel Castellanos, CEO of Christian Community Development Association, will visit Kansas City at the end of June.  Mark your calendar!