Reaching Out - Building Bridges
We were excited to host a group of 5 pastors from the Southwestern Ohio District of the Church of the Nazarene in March 2022. They provided 3 days of training for about 80 pastors and leaders from the district surrounding Chisec, Guatemala.
Thrive Women's Conference
We were able to partner with the US/Canada Nazarene Women's Ministry to host the first Thrive conference in Guatemala (called "Mujeres Virtuosas" by the local women). The Thrive team worked with a group of women in the Chisec Central Church of the Nazarene for a year to plan and host almost 400 local women for 3 days of inspiration, encouragement, and spiritual development in early June 2022. This was a tremendously successful event in the lives of the women in Chisec.
Besides working to provide concrete floors for families, a youth group from West Chester Nazarene partnered with the youth from the Chisec Central Church to share the Gospel with the local community and pick up trash in the streets of Chisec (May/June 2022). This group also visited 10 neighboring families and provided food bags and prayer for the families.
We are pleased to partner with the Refinery Church in Columbus, Ohio, and the Life Center ministry in the community of La Planada. Our teams visit with, and minister to, the children in that program on a regular basis. And this community is a current focus of our concrete floor initiative.