ABC in focus - July 2017
In my last newsletter article, I asked you to pray for our outreach to farm workers. This week I heard a story that illustrates just how important it is. One of the members of Nueva Esperanza was visiting a group of farm workers (while I led a Bible study somewhere else) and learned that a friend of theirs had passed away recently. After asking a few questions, he realized that it was someone he knew - someone, in fact, that he had led to Christ not long before. Because he chose to visit in the camps and share the Gospel, someone is in heaven today. How important it is to share the Gospel now, before it's too late! Now, on to another topic: as I write this article, the House of Representative is discussing different options for the future of the DACA program, which benefits young people known as Dreamers. These are people who were brought to the United States by their parents while they were young - in some cases, as babies. Under our current immigration law, they are unable to gain permanent legal status, even though - in most cases - they have little memory of their home country and identify with our society. The DACA program allows them to work and have drivers' licenses, but it can also end with little warning. I know and minister to several DACA beneficiaries; they want nothing more than to live securely in this country and contribute to our society. Would you join me in praying that God would guide our political leaders to a wise solution that would keep our country safe while also showing mercy where appropriate? 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.