The Great Commission of Latin America (GCLA) continues to plant churches throughout Central American nations. The Pastor of the church in Choluteca is a man by the name of Geovany Granera. I’m telling you, they are just as precious as their picture reveals. The strength of the Lord in this family is unlike anything else I’ve seen. We had the wonderful privilege of spending the week with their oldest son Edgar to the right, who is truly an amazing man of God, so much like his father.
I wanted to share this precious family with you today for two reasons. First, I’d love for you to take a moment to pray for them. Prayers strengthen the weary. I’m telling you they do. Secondly, if you’re interested in finding out more about their growing church of 500+ and or GCLA, please click here and follow God’s prompting. Muchas gracias!!
What I wanted to share with you today is another part of the outreach projects instituted by the church called the Centro de Nutricion de Infantil, the Child Nutrition Center and Childcare facility. I’m telling you, this place blew my socks off. Another well though out, well executed, top notch program that meets the needs of so many children in the community that are malnourished. Within this gated facility, one will find an office building for staff, a workroom area that is currently used as a wood-working shop, previously used as a tortilla factory, and the future home of a new library resource center. You will also find a fabulous futbol (soccer) field, a building that shelters the children from rain as the infants and toddlers enrolled are given nutritious food and taught about healthy eating habits and good hygiene practices.
This facility also accommodates a classroom for children ages 5-8, and 9-15. Part of the day they attend their public school, and part of their day they receive instruction here. A patio for large group activities, including families, has been built by teams over the past year. And the playground area was something we scraped and painted during our week visiting.
In addition to all this, there is also a computer lab available, and a class that teaches English to those able to enroll in the program. Pretty amazing huh? Where there is a willing heart, there is God. Staff member after staff member we met, all with different talents, personalities, and love languages, each embodied the words of Isaiah,
Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Challenge: Is the Holy Spirit asking you to “go”? How will you respond?