Impacting the Next Generation in Central America: Part 2

Children Desiring God in “Liceo Cristiano Rev. Juan Bueno” Christian Schools

One of the parents in our Christian school (Escuela Cristiana Oasis) is the Christian Education Director of a network of Christian schools called “Liceos Cristianos Rev. Juan Bueno,” which are part of the Assemblies of God and are spread throughout Latin America. In El Salvador, they have 37 schools and approximately 6,000 students enrolled. This dear brother has been greatly moved as he saw God’s work in his own children, who attend our Christian school and were being taught about God using CDG materials. He asked us to consider working to bring CDG to the schools he represents. God opened the door and gave us the grace to print CDG student workbooks in El Salvador for ease of distribution, and to bless all those children. The receptiveness within the Christian schools was great, so much so that they asked us to accompany them in their monthly training meetings with their teachers, so that we could present the vision of the centrality of God in every lesson (versus the centrality of man), and also provide some practical teaching tips for using CDG. The teachers clung to this vision eagerly, and the Word is been taught freely. It is our joy to see how the children have eagerly received it as well.

Children Desiring God in Guatemala

In recent days I received a call, asking me to meet with the directors of the Association of Christian Schools in Guatemala (about 30 schools), again from the Assemblies of God. These brothers and sisters from Guatemala were deeply moved by the testimony of what God had been doing in the Liceo Cristiano schools in El Salvador. We were overjoyed to see the hunger and willingness of our Guatemalan brothers, to the point that they traveled to El Salvador by bus (5-6 hours) for the sole purpose of holding this meeting. The meeting ended at approximately 7 p.m., at which time they climbed back on the bus and returned to Guatemala, something that is extremely dangerous in Central American countries. Our prayer is that the Lord, by His grace, will grant that we can serve our Guatemalan brothers to the best of our abilities, and that many more children would be reached by the truth of seeing God’s glory through His revelation of Himself in Scripture.

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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