The Big “C” Church

We had the opportunity to experience two different churches in Lajastambo and it was such a great experience. In the morning, we joined Rio Jordan for singing and they welcomed us warmly! Most of the team went back with the kids after singing while Tom gave a sermon using a few phrases in three languages. The church is doing a magnificent job leading the kids and giving kids leadership. They have more kids than adults! We were able to share a quick message from the kids at Blackhawk and the kids at Rio Jordan wrote cards for the kids at Blackhawk. I can’t wait to share them! Such a fun example of the big ‘C’ church.
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> We then had the opportunity to do a few home visits and hear testimonies of the community. One woman shared how an elder of Rio Jordan prayed for her husband who was bedridden with leg problems and he was healed so they went to church, accepted Christ and has brought four more people to church because of her husband’s transformation. Before Christ, he had a problem with alcohol and doesn’t anymore. The church is growing!
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> Lajastambo is also growing and has so much life. Kids love Jesus and are bringing their parents to church, just like at Blackhawk. Rio Jordan has beautiful dreams for the community and seeing the kids worship gave me such hope for the future. I’m so glad Food for the Hungry is an active presence in this community.
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> This evening we went to Congregaciónemanuel and got to see another glimpse of the big “C” church. The Face of God was evident in the faces of the children and all the members. They will be starting a Children’s Ministry soon. They are praying often for us and it was a joy to worship with them tonight.
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> “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21 NIV
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> Ashley Mellenthin
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3 thoughts on “The Big “C” Church

  1. Hi team! I hope you are beginning to feel rested after your first few days! You have a busy week ahead of you, I am praying for each of you to have strength, wisdom, peace and joy as you go about your days! Love, Sara

  2. Your blog posts are so encouraging ! May God continue to lead you and show His love and light in all things to your interactions.

  3. How fun! I love reading about the continued growing relationship between Blackhawk kids and the children in Lajastambo. What a beautiful picture of the “Big “C” of Christ. I am looking forward to seeing all of their cards and sharing them with our kids!

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