A public school in the Villa Nueva village in Honduras opened its doors for 115 children to receive discipleship lessons from members of the Las Colinas Church of the Nazarene.
The lessons took place on Saturday mornings, and the discipleship team was made up of teachers and church volunteers, including youth and adults. The discipleship lessons were accompanied by games, activities, and snacks.
Nolvia Arévalo, the Honduras South East Central District Nazarene Missions International president, said the goal of these lessons is to minister to both the children and their families.
Lessons include hygiene, nutrition, and other related topics since many participating children belong to families living in poverty.
“Because most of these families are made up of single mothers, events are being held with them where they receive the message of salvation in addition to being trained with cooking workshops, crafts, and others helpful resources,” Arévalo said.
Through these lessons, the children’s spiritual and physical needs are being met every week, including one child who told the team about several tragedies he faced within his family.
The child was struggling with the sudden death of his father and also asked for prayer for his mother, who had been hospitalized for the past three months. She was waiting for an important medical procedure, and the group diligently prayed for her to finally receive the medical attention she needed. Eventually, she received her surgery and is currently in recovery.
“We have visited her several times, and on one of those visits God touched her heart and she accepted Jesus as her Savior,” Arévalo shared. “This is one of the many needs we find in children and their families, but we always see the powerful hand of God acting.”