ABC in focus - August 2017
As I write this article, I have just returned from spending a week at SummerSalt with six of our youth. SummerSalt is always both exciting and exhausting! I firmly believe that investing in the lives of our children and youth is highly strategic. God has a special place in his heart for young people; Jesus famously became incensed at his disciples when they tried to hinder children from going to him. Not only that; when we disciple young people, we prepare them for a whole life of serving the Lord. During our week at SummerSalt, one of our young men reconfirmed his call to Christian service. Another boy, who went with us at the last minute and is not a member of our church, shared with us on the last night of camp that he had a deep fear of dying. After we invited him to accept Christ as Savior and Lord, and then shared with him from the Scriptures what happens to us as believers when we die, he joyfully told us that he was no longer afraid of death. What a privilege it is to see the Lord work in such mighty ways! Would you join me in praying for our youth? Pray that many more Hispanic young people would come to know Christ as Savior. Pray that they would be called and equipped to serve Christ from a young age. 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.