ABC in focus - November 2017
Many Hispanic children and young people struggle in school. There are various reasons for this. For one thing, their parents are often unable to help them with homework because of the language barrier. The parents themselves may not have gotten very far in school. They often lack an understanding of how our school system works. Even so, most kids and their parents work hard to make sure they succeed academically. I'm proud of the kids who've grown up at Nueva Esperanza, graduated from high school and gone on to further schooling. We work hard to encourage them to stay in school and succeed, because we know that this will make a great contribution to their further success in life. In fact, every week at youth group, we check in with each one and ask about school performance. Many of the kids keep me up to date on their grades, and I rejoice with them as they improve. Would you join me in praying for academic success for the Hispanic children and young people in our area? Would you consider the possibility of volunteering at your local public school as a reading buddy or homework tutor? What a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child! 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.