Crazy Week of Outreach

Last week was crazy! There were so many things happening! On top of all our classes and meetings, we got to do 3 outreaches. On Tuesday we went to a dump to minister with Calvary Chapel Home X. It was a humbling experience to see the conditions that people live in, yet a good reminder that Christ is our true riches. The next outreach we did was with Calvary Chapel Rosarito in a small park. I was tasked with making balloon animals for the kids. After many failed attempts I made a simple dog. It wasn’t anything fancy or good but it still brought a smile to a little girl so I would say it accomplished its task. At the end of the park outreach, I had the opportunity to pray for a group of younger guys who my friend Marcelo had shared the gospel with. Then, on Saturday we had our last and longest outreach of the week. We arrived at 2:00 at Calvary Chapel La Gloria where we canvased the area around the church inviting people to the outreach. Despite my Spanish vocabulary amounting to about 10 words, I was able to invite plenty of people. Then we came back to the Church and I got to making balloon animals again. After a while, we had a decent crowd of about 50 kids and adults. At this point, we split the kids and adults into two separate groups. The kids went absolutely ballistic during their time of worship. Then they got to see Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace. Once the adults had heard the gospel, we all gathered to eat some BBQ and watch the Jesus Revolution. Overall, the outreaches were such good learning experiences for all of the students.

What I’ve Been Learning.

During the first week, I learned a lot through the devotionals, teachings, and services. One of the things that struck me during the classes was the purpose of why we gather as a church. It was a bit of a moment of epiphany for me. During the Purpose of the Church class, when studying the Great Commission passages (Matt 28:18, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:46, John 20:21-23 Acts 1:8) I realized the reason why we as Christians gather is to be equipped to evangelize and make disciples of all nations and the reason we study the word and pray together is simply to use for the purpose of making disciples of all nations. A simple way to think of it is the church is like the training grounds and beyond the church is where we all do our part to fulfill the Great Commission. This truth has really been firing me up to reach the unreached people groups of the world. We learned in class that there are about 3 billion people that have no access to the gospel. The relationship we have with Christ they have no access to. This was a difficult thing to hear because it feels so hopeless. But praise God that isn’t the end of the story. God has a plan to reach those who don’t know Him and it’s through people like you and I. Admittedly there is a lot of work to be done but with God all things are possible. I’m excited to see how God will use me and you in this plan and can’t wait to learn more.

How Can You Help?

Pray. Throughout the course of the school, we have learned the importance of prayer and I would love to invite you to join me in this way. Here are some things you can be praying for.

  • Pray for the students and staff of Calvary School of Missions (CSOM)
  • Pray for the 3 billion unreached people that the Lord would send people to reach them
  • Pray for the classes (that the information would be remembered and received)
  • Pray for the park Outreach with Home Ex on Tuesday
  • Pray for some good rest
  • Pray for me that I would get opportunities to share the gospel
  • Pray the Lord would reveal where He is calling me
  • Prayerfully consider if the Lord would call you

Thank you all for your prayers and support I appreciate them all. If the Lord has encouraged or blessed you by reading this please feel free to reach out to me and share what the Lord has encouraged you in. If you would like to partner with me financially there will be a link below where you can give. Thank you again and God bless you.

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