During the months of June and July we had several different volunteers who organized a short-term summer outreach with a group of young girls in our neighborhood. They came to the mission for activities that taught them about God’s love for them through bible lessons, arts & crafts, music and choreography. At the end of the program they presented a dance they had learned at our Thursday night cell group meeting.
We are a little behind on reporting but this past summer in the midst of getting the clinic up and running, we were also blessed by three teams that came to work with Proyecto Libertad and the community of Bocachica. We love having the opportunity to bless the community by facilitating and funneling this outside help to the community programs that are operated by the Bocachica natives.
A group from New Vision Church in California came for the second year and ministered so sweetly to the families, elderly, youth and children of Bocachica. They participated in evangelistic outreach, home visits and prayer ministry as well as children’s ministry and participating in our weekly cell group at the mission.
For the third year we welcomed a team of international students from the World Vision chapter at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. This year they helped 10 families to improve their systems for collecting rain water by installing PVC water canals in their homes. They also organized a Soccer Camp for kids and did some basic Health Education teachings.
We hosted a team of 3 students from the Rio de Plata Bible Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina. These students form a part of the Institute’s Missions Formation School. During their time with us the students worked at the clinic teaching community members about strategies to address the problem of child abuse. They also ministered at Bocachica’s elderly community center which is run by the local Catholic church and taught a group of children and teens from the local FourSquare Church’s Compassion program about sexuality.
Yesterday we said goodbye to another group from a Korean church group visiting from the United States. They came to us through one of our partner ministries from YWAM Cartagena called ESUNIC. We had a lot of action going on in Bocachica over the last couple of days involving children’s ministry, a medical brigade, and a special presentation at our weekly Thursday night cell group.
What a blessing to host this beautiful group of Spirit-filled youth from a Korean church in California. They ministered tirelessly and joyfully in the community. Staff member, Marley, gave this report:
“…they were very strong in the area of prayer, intercession and the move of the Holy Spirit and that was key in our times with the community because we went out to share and evangelize and even though they couldn’t speak very good Spanish at all, they were very anointed and that opened so many doors and drew them closer to the families that we visited. Everywhere they went, the atmosphere changed; they prayed for the elderly, for sick children, and adults and the presence of God was so palpable!”