I have been working for the past two years on a Kids Club in the community called Alotenango. We began this club in the church my father attended when he was a child. We served about a dozen children when we started, but now we serve about fifty of sixty children every Saturday. We are working with the children to teach them the stories of the Bible. By teaching the stories of the Bible we are educating the children to be respectful to their parents, to be good neighbors, and to love God.
It is good to talk and teach about God, but we also think it is important to show God’s love in action. Because of this, we also help to build houses in different communities and install clean wood burning stoves that have been donated. We donate to our community ourselves, and we help connect people with the community to give because we know the people that have immediate needs. When things are given to us, we often pass them on to others as Matthew 6:3 says, “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”
Where I Serve
I serve in Alotenango, Guatemala where I help run a Kids Club every Saturday afternoon. My father and brothers and I teach the children in the community about the Bible. I live in Santiago Zamora, Guatemala where my family and I serve our neighbors and try to be an example of Jesus to others.
How We Make Disciples
When I am working with the children at the Kid’s Club, I teach them about the stories of the Bible and how they can apply it to their lives. One example that most impacted the children was the story of David defeating Goliath. We don’t have physical giants, but we have other giants to slay in the form of spiritual warfare in our community. We are teaching the children how to take out the spiritual giants with prayer. I want people to believe in Jesus because He died for our sins. When God saves us from our sins, He cuts us free from the things that held us back, and He gives us opportunities to be free.