Winter Vacation Bible School

   

Learning to accept others is the story of a new kid in school and he is truly hateful. Karina, a girl from this school have to work with him and needs to learn to accept he, she remembers that everyone is special at the eyes of God and she know that Jesus loves everyone. So, she smiles and tries to understand the new kid, she tells him to be her friend, however difficult it is to be with him.

Through this story we teaches children in “Bañado Tacumbú” to accept others. The classes of the “Winter vacation Bible School” began on Monday, July 11 and ended on Friday, July 15, involving a total of 207 children, them were divided into seven classrooms.


Marriage God’s Way

On July 2 and 3 we developed the seminar for Marriages “At the Way of God” the orator was the Pastor Todd Bierman and his wife Heater, in the “Ministry Center” of the Lutheran Church of Paraguay in the city of Santa Rita, of this event participated 226 people (113 couples). And in July 5 and 6 it was developed in the Congregation “Cristo Rey” at the city of Fernando de la Mora, attended by 26 people. (13 marriages)

The objectives were:
– To grow in Christ.
– To relax and enjoy each other.
– To look honestly at our existing relationship.
– To develop a new vision and acquire new tools for the growth of our relationship, as God wants.
– To decide together on new perspectives for our marriage to grow as God wants.
– To expend time with my dear.

BIBLE PASSAGE:
Gen. 2:24 (FATHER), Matt. 19:5 (JESUS), Eph. 5:31 (Paul by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit)
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh…”

We can summarize the basic teaching on that passage with 3 concepts:

PRESCRIPTIVE for Marriage.
DESCRIPTIVE Christ and His Bride, the Church.
ILLUSTRATIVE all relationships.

This type of love has been shown to couples by Jesus, who showed and shows this kind of love to His chosen bride, the Church (see Ephesians 5:32). This seminar highlighted this connection as we develop the details.

The Rev. Todd A. Biermann is the Senior Pastor of the Lutheran Church Faith – Grand Blanc, MI, United States.