Tuesday, July 27

Reaching out to Families

One of the ways our family has been reaching out to the families around us is by offering free parenting classes. We’ve recently started another session in a village about 30 minutes from our home. This is our 4th week of classes and the response has been wonderful!

Sarah, Caleb and the rest of the gang are in charge of “childcare” during the classes. The first week, they had about 25 kids show up. Afterward, Sarah asked the pastor’s wife how many kids should be there each week. Eugenia said that there should only be about 10. Apparently the neighbor kids saw a fun thing happening and wanted to be included. Sarah laughed and said that she’d have to work at keeping it interesting and fun, but not so fun that every kid in the village wants to come!

Originally, seventeen people signed up to take this class. It’s now grown to 21 – that’s almost half the church body! We’re excited about what God’s going to do in the lives and homes of these parents and grandparents as they put the Biblical principles into practice.

Rebecca’s started a pretty-much-weekly sum-up of the main points of the lessons. If you’d like to check it out, click here to visit her blog.

Pray for these families! We know that raising children isn’t easy. We can all use all the help we can get, right?! Also pray that God would open doors for another class in Las Glorias. Several couples have expressed interest, and several single moms, too. Pray that we would be able to find a day when all of those who are interested can attend the classes and that God would provide the materials needed!

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