|Festival de Niños|
This last weekend we had our first Festival de Niños at Refugio. We weren't sure what to expect, but the Lord blessed it and we were so excited with the turn out. It was a two day event starting on friday for a couple hours and then on saturday from 10am-1pm. Unfortunately during the week, there was a protest and school was canceled during the week so many of the kids were not able to attend on saturday. On friday 40+ kids showed up along with a few moms. On saturday we had 20+ kids, but with more moms. One of the gentle men who attends church on sunday mornings came and hung out with us for a while and watched the festivities. The Bible college students served their hearts out and the kids were blessed. We had face painting and balloons and a bunch of snacks. We focused in on the birth of Jesus on friday and then saturday on the life of Jesus. The kids and the moms heard a clear presentation of the gospel and we are praying that the seeds are planted and the Lord would bring them to harvest.
The Lord has been faithful and our children's ministry on sunday morning has been averaging around 18 kids. Sunday service we have on average 5-6 locals attending and listening to the teaching of God's word as we go through 1st Thessalonians. Please continue to pray for the people of Baños del Inca and the area of Cajamarca.