This week, a Piapoco elder, Ramiro, from upriver, who had gone through the discipleship program, happened to show up. The Health people brought him here to get his eyes examined. So we offered a room for Ramiro and to join in on some of the ministries here. He is very keen on starting the children’s program in his village. An elder in a nearby village has recently begun teaching the children also.
Just so happens we were beginning the Children’s Program in another Piapoco neighborhood this week. And just so happens, neither of the Bible teachers, Nelly nor Susana, were available to help, so Wayne offered to help launch the ministry.
Ramiro was impressed at the attentiveness of the children, ages 3-13. “They were really paying attention,” he commented later. Starting with about 20, eventually, word got out and about 50 came. They all enjoyed the time, the games, the teaching and the crafts.
We trust that they will continue to attend each week, and that others will join in also. Thank you for praying for these children to understand God’s message of salvation and eventually place their faith in the Lord Jesus.