ABC in focus - February 2023
Imagine, for a moment, that you’ve traveled to a foreign country in order to work. The only people you know are a few friends from your home town who’ve journeyed with you. You arrive in a strange place, with little knowledge of the local language. You don’t even know where the stores are. The day after you arrive, you start work before the sun has even risen. The work is hard, and it’s an uncomfortable situation, but this is the only way to lift your family out of poverty and make sure your kids can go to school. What I’ve just described is the experience of the thousands of farm workers who arrive in our area every year to plant, tend, and harvest the crops we consume. We have the opportunity to help them with practical needs, including through the health kits our wMu groups provide. We also have an opportunity to share with them the love God has shown us in Christ. As we enter the time of year when many workers will be returning to our area, would you join me in praying for three things? First, pray that we would be able to locate as many workers as possible. Second, pray that we would be effective at meeting as many needs as possible. Third, pray that as many people as possible would understand the Gospel and respond in faith to God’s call on their lives. 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.