ABC in focus - March 2021
One of my greatest joys as a pastor is to baptize new believers. The moment of baptism is a clear statement of public identification with Christ, and it is especially significant within Hispanic culture. For many, it marks a break with tradition and a step into a living relationship with Christ. Several young people at Nueva Esperanza have recently expressed interest in being baptized, and as I write this, I am in the midst of meeting with them in order to prepare them for this step. This is truly an answer to prayer, but it is also a challenge. Baptism is not an end, but a beginning – the beginning of a new life in Christ. Would you pray for these new believers? Pray that they would be strengthened in their commitment. Pray that we as a congregation would be effective in discipling them. Pray for the Lord’s guidance as they grow. As always, thank you for your prayers and support of ABC Regional Hispanic Ministries.
ABC Regional Hispanic Ministries is focused on taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to Hispanics outside the walls of the church. From its beginnings in 1992 as an outreach to transient farm workers, ABC has proclaimed the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Hispanics of Allendale, Hampton, Barnwell, Bamberg and Colleton Counties in South Carolina.
Our Purpose: to reach and win the Spanish language/culture people to Jesus Christ, to provide them with discipleship development, and to provide a Christian ministry to the permanent, seasonal, and transient Spanish language/culture people of Allendale-Hampton, Barnwell-Bamberg, and Colleton Associations in cooperation with local Southern Baptist churches.
Our Mission: to establish on-mission Hispanic churches which will reach out to the Hispanic population (transient and permanent) of the ABC area, and to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission among the transient population.