Impacting the Next Generation in Central America: Part 1

Children Desiring God in El Salvador

In 2003, we began using Children Desiring God in the Sunday school classes of our church, Iglesia Cimiento Estable. It was an answer to our prayers, because we were yearning for material that could lead our children to know God, to stand in awe of His greatness, and to enjoy all His wonders. We began teaching children in our church, then in our Christian school, Escuela Cristiana Oasis. We have approximately 570 students currently using CDG in Spanish in the school, ranging from preschool to high school. Using these curricula brought about significant changes in the lives of the children, so much so that we were able to witness how their hearts began to be softened and inclined to God, seeking to experience Him in everyday life. The parents of our students also began to notice a significant change in their children, and many of them sought us out and began to attend our church, yearning for good, healthy teaching of the truth of Scripture they were learning alongside their children through the Parent Resource Pages sent to them each week.

Children Desiring God Conference in Mexico City, Mexico

By God’s grace, in July of 2013, my wife and I were given the privilege to host a Children Desiring God conference in Mexico City titled “Passing on a God-centered Legacy to the Next Generation,” as part of our visit to Iglesia Cristiana Bíblica, a church that God, by His grace, allowed us to plant some years ago. A total of 150+ pastors, Christian school principals, and teachers attended the conference. They were extremely thankful and receptive as they began to understand and consider the call that the Lord has given His people to tell of His wonders to the next generation. They were eager to use CDG materials in their Christian schools and Sunday schools.

Written by René Mejía Vides

René Mejía Vides

Pastor René Mejía Vides has served as senior pastor at Iglesia Cristiana Cimiento Estable in San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America for nearly 30 years. Together with his wife Elida, he is the founder of Escuela Cristiana Oasis, a bilingual Christian school that offers Christ-centered education from nursery/preschool to 11th grade in the San Salvador area. Pastor René is also passionate about mentoring, training, and equipping ministers and teachers through a Bible institute in El Salvador, encouraging them to return to the truths of Scripture and have God-centered vision for their ministries.

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