Tonyia and I hosted our first dinner party at Casa Cristana El Alfarero (the ministry house). Joining us at the table were local Pastor Israel and his wife Lesvia along with our friend and translator Martin, his wife Anna and daughter Genesis. We have actually known Pastor Israel for several years and have a good rapport with him. He is the Pastor at the Assembly of God Church in Galeana and also the president of a local pastor association.
Tonyia cooked chicken spaghetti, beans and salad. She also cooked a tres leches cake and it was a big hit (its only the second tres leches cake she has ever made ). Our dinner conversation turned to the Pastor’s observations about where local churches need help. He believes the children are not being properly taught about our faith. Getting volunteers and getting literature are challenges they face and this is a poor area.
We have begun looking for low-cost options that we might be able to print.
We shared with him our vision of having a weekly children’s after school Christian club at the house, and also youth activities. He thought the idea had merit.