The Republic of the Savior
Did you know El Salvador literally means, “The Republic of The Savior”? Lately, as part of our
From the Inside Out campaign, KidZ at Heart has been highlighting the great work of our leaders in El Salvador. These leaders have been passionately pouring out their lives to turn a generation of children to Jesus Christ, our Savior, because in the Kingdom of God, it is the children - and those who can become like them - who are invited to freely come just as they are.
Gordon West recently said of KidZ at Heart, “
We help establish a culture shift that values children.” What an incredible summary, pregnant with potential, of the ministry of KidZ at Heart all over the world.
El Salvador currently has four Local Training Network sites with approximately 80 people taking the Teacher Certificate modules on a monthly basis. If each of these 80 teachers impacts even five children per year in the next five years, 2000 kids will be reached!
A culture shift is currently happening in El Salvador. You see it, right?
We are not offering information that is immediately consumed then quickly disposed. We are offering a Psalm 1 training process which leads people of all ages to the river whose streams make glad and never run dry. The riverbanks are filling with trees that will bear fruit for generations to come.
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” (Psalm 1:1-3 NLT)
Carolina, our Regional Training Network Director in El Salvador, is excited to see the members of her team go and “share the wonderful material that will help teachers and leaders transform lives.”
And we are excited, too, because teachers and leaders are learning to listen to God through Scripture and to hear Him speak directly into the circumstances of their lives. They will then apply what they learn to help children fall deeply in love with Jesus.
A culture shift is happening in the Republic of the Savior. Thank you for your prayers and support for our community in El Salvador. Please continue to lift them up before God and ask for open doors, willing hearts, and tranformed lives.