reaching the unreachable with the grace and mercy of the gospel and facilitating others to do the same.
Once a year there is a country wide celebration in Mexico focusing on the lives of the children of this country. As a ministry it is a great opportunity for us to invite children from all over the city to join us in the mission locations we are supporting. It is truly more than a simple celebration of the lives of the children but also an opportunity for us to share the message of Salvation with all in attendance.
Over the years we have used a lot of themes and methods to capture the attention of the children (as seen in the pictures above of our 'Circus Celebration'). Each and every year we see the Lord continuing to provide for the bags of candy and small gifts we have on hand but more important than anything physical we can provide is the opportunity to share Jesus' love.
We are so thankful for these types of opportunities and literally the hundreds of children who join us each year to play games, receive gifts, and hear the message of the Gospel. Our prayer is that the Lord will use the contacts that are made through these activities in growing the Family of God.
For the ministry partners of Go and tell Ministries in Mexico, VBS means preparing for one of the busiest times of our entire year.
Just this summer we participated in eleven VBS Outreaches covering eleven different communities in Matamoros with the goal of reaching 1400 people with the Gospel. Each year as we gear up for the summer’s ministry we are prayerfully preparing for the children, youth, and adults who will be in attendance because unlike many VBS programs our schools are designed to reach not only children but youth and adults as well.
Our writing team each years compiles a brand new VBS material (our most recente being entitled “Children of God...Children of the Great King”) which will be used not only in our VBS outreaches but in approximately 20 other locations around the country. One of our goals in writing materials is to develop a cost efficient material so that the largest number possible of persons can be reached with the Gospel. Our goal this year was more than reached as we will be able to provide a week long VBS for 1400 people for just $1 per person.
In years past so many of you had the opportunity to come to Mexico and partner with us in our VBS outreaches. Even though we may not be seeing you this year we are counting on your prayers as continue moving forward with our VBS plans for the coming months.
"But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
What comes to mind when you think of Vacation Bible School...Children, colors, crafts?
What comes to mind when you think of vacation bible school in Mexico?
Or have you ever even considered vacation bible school being possible in another country?