The Kid’s and Women’s clubs at my house are continuing. I have two new teachers for the children. We have about 18 children attending on a regularly. . Six to eight women attend their Bible Studies and two teachers, one takes the new ones and one works with the Christians.
The priest has told the families in this area that if they attend their children may not have their first communion. He told the women that the only reason they attend is because the American is giving them things. One women spoke up and said, “That is not true. The only thing that they are giving us is the Word of God.” The children have diminished but the women’s group is going strong. I am hearing that some of the women’s husbands are reading the Bible. I am trying to find materials for the women to put around their houses for their husbands to read. Pray that someday we will have a men’s club as strong as the women’s group.
The children’s club is under two women. The children 4 to 11 are under a gal who was from my church but is now attending another church. We have kept in touch over many year. She has wanted to come and help but had a baby and could not come. She had just finished a ministry at her church and had been talking to the Lord about another one when I called. I am so pleased to have her come and teach the book “The Lamb” which is in Spanish. (I was unable to down-load a picture of that class.)
The teacher of our older students, 12 and up, is from a tribal area in the mountains. She is a Christian gal learning to be a missionary. She is so flexible and capable person. She fits in where ever she is needed and has a great relationship with the older students, thus she became a permanent teacher to this group.
One of the American Missionaries helps me cook the meals and I pick it up on my way home from school to the club. Then I have a young gal who is a daughter of one of our NTM Mexican missionaries working in Baja California. She is here in Chihuahua studying the Bible and attending the University of Chihuahua. She has volunteered to help with food.
My job is to keep things organized and have a craft for the children. The club is a busy time but I am blessed with help the Lord has provided. My Spanish is a survival Spanish. I understand but my words are not how a native speaker would talk. I just talk around a subject and they seem to understand. When I am tired I am even worse. Thus I am praising the Lord for those willing to teach and help me share the Gospel in my neighborhood.