Bonilla-Giovanetti

A twin’s promotion during Holy Week…

Mission MapWhen the Spirit moves, it brings His children together… We consider ourselves fortunate and blessed to have met a fine lady and sister like Virginia Hepner. Ever since our first visit to FBC in Bridgeton, we knew that God’s mission was the motor of her life. The first mission society’s world missionary map we saw was in 2004 at Virginia’s church; Virginia had made it… That is part of the inspiration and legacy Virginia leaves us, of a pioneer woman who loved the Lord and served Him passionately till her last breath. In each of our visits (December 2004, February & June 2005, August 2007 at the hospital, September 2009 at church and home, and November 2012 at her home), we enjoyed Virginia’s humor, her joyful spirit, and her determination. Through her, we were blessed to meet many at the congregation where she was a faithful member for many years… Virginia and CarlosLast time we were in town was last November 2012, in the post-Sandy era. We visited Virginia at her home. We had been there the previous time and knew how to get there. Connie Chann, one of her caregivers, was very gracious with us and we were able to stay in touch since for updates on Virginia’s wellbeing. We knew Virginia was ready to go home, and are surely grateful the Lord has given her rest during this Holy Week. That day, Virginia said: “I knew you guys were in the States and last night I was praying you’d stop by and visit before I go home.” It was difficult; we were so connected with Virginia! She was ready; we were not. One special connection was that Virginia and Carlos shared their birthday (July 30th, though 40 years apart). Each year since we met, we would talk to each other to express our love and birthday wishes. As much as we’ll miss Virginia hereafter, we rejoice in God’s promises to His children. We know Virginia is already enjoying what we still can only imagine. She and our dear pastor friend of ABCNJ, Jim Berger, already enjoy the health, peace, and shalom Jesus came to buy on our behalf with His precious blood on a week like we just celebrated.

Virginia Hepner at FBC BridgetonVirginia’s body was laid to rest yesterday, April 1st, but don’t be fooled by the day; Virginia made sure Psalm 14:1 wasn’t describing her! Everybody around her knew God existed because of her life. She invited many others to new life in Him, away from all foolishness. As we celebrate Virginia’s life, we are praying for her siblings at the congregation and the many friends of ABCNJ she had. Virginia will be sorely missed by many, including us! We pray that her example and commitment to God’s mission (locally, nationally, and internationally), will inspire many to continue to do the same as it had been her legacy and the history of the congregation that was her home till her very end.

Our friend Jim Berger has been promoted!

Pastor Jim BergerWhen we began our missionary service in 2000 we could not imagine the twists and turns of the journey we were undertaking. Since our mission society encourages a more relational support system, as a family we fully embraced the new way of being closer to our siblings in Christ and the congregations where they serve. Through our many visits in the Garden State, we were blessed to meet Pastor Jim Berger, his family, and the congregation he pastored. We were very sad to learn of Jim’s unexpected passing earlier this month. Indeed, our friend Jim Berger has been promoted! We were so blessed in each of our visits with Jim in Cape Island Baptist Church (2007, 2009, and 2012) and his sweet spirit was always an encouragement. We would talk about EBTS and Israel, we would talk about the struggles to see the church thrive and the blessings of what was working, we would talk about health and he would shy away not wanting to draw attention to himself. Sitting at the table with Jim and Sarah, Catherine and Dorothy, was always a blessing! On our last visit, we just popped in as it was the after-Sandy era and we just wanted to make sure that our congregations were doing well. It wasn’t a planned visit, so Jim was surprised that we had driven all the way to Cape May just to make sure they were ok. He was the only one from the congregation we saw that morning. He mentioned that it had been a while since he was last ill and he was grateful for that. His constant health challenges were draining and he was grateful for a break from them.

We certainly weren’t expecting that this un-informal visit of ours in Cape Island BC would be the last time we were to see Jim Berger. We’re glad we did and we will continue to pray for his wife Sarah, for their daughters Catherine and Dorothy, and for all in the congregation at this time of grief and mourning. There is hope in Christ for the ultimate reunion, but the physical separation is always painful.

May God’s peace that surpasses all understanding comfort us all as we say farewell together to a friend who has been promoted! As the song keeps playing in the church’s website, “I can only imagine”; Jim already knows and enjoys what the Lord promised him. Jim already enjoys his heavenly mansion. Jim is already pain free. Let us continue serving together, as Jim did, in God’s spirit as we serve the Lord where each of us is (you in ABCNJ and us in Nicaragua and beyond as each of our missionary colleague serves).

Study time at BTS... / A estudiar en STB...

Study time at BTS... / A estudiar en el STB...On March 4th classes began at the Seminario Teológico Bautista de Nicaragua, a ministry of the Convención Bautista de Nicaragua. We are here to serve in their leadership training programs. This year, don Juan Guadamúz (building guard at the Seminary who died on February 17 after a car accident) would have had his 61st birthday the same day the seminary (where he served for 23 years) has its anniversary, on May 4th. His loving memory also permeates the foundation of this ministry. We knew don Juan for barely a month, but it was long enough to appreciate his sensitive spirit, heart of service, and hard working ethics. Thanks for your company and prayers during this difficult yet hopeful time for his family and the seminary body.

The Seminary which began in Masaya and later moved to Managua, serves today in 3 satellite centers: San Rafael del Sur, Ocotal, and Occidente. In 2013 there are plans to open 4 more centers in the Boaco Chontales Region (San Carlos Rio San Juan, Nueva Guinea) and the Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region (Kukra Hill y Bluefields). The Seminary offers the Theology Degree (5 years), the Pastoral Ministries Degree (3 years), the Christian Education Certificate (1 year) and the Hospital Pastoral Care Certificate (5 months).

The Seminario Teológico Bautista de Nicaragua aims for its diamond anniversary in 2016. We will accompany them and share our two cents, so that in future generations, the witness of their service to the Lord will be known in and outside of Nicaragua. Dr. Charles Baxter, who served our neighboring ABC-IN/KY churches and is now with the Lord, used to say “The Bible is our text. Christ is our message.” The STB prepares those who share the message of Christ with the Bible as the text. Therefore, study time…

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El 4 de Marzo comenzamos el año académico en el Seminario Teologico Bautista de Nicaragua, ministerio de la Convención Bautista de Nicaragua. Hemos venido a servir en sus programas de educación popular. Este año, don Juan Guadamúz (cuidador del seminario quien murió el 17 de febrero tras un accidente automovilístico) hubiera cumplido el 4 de mayo sus 61 años el mismo día del aniversario del seminario donde laboró por 23 años. Su recuerdo también permea en el fundamento de este ministerio. Conocimos a don Juan por apenas un mes, pero fue suficiente para apreciar su espíritu sensible, su corazón servicial y su ética de trabajo. Gracias por acompañarnos en oración durante este tiempo tan difícil pero esperanzador para su familia y la comunidad del Seminario.

Aquel Seminario que comenzó sirviendo en Masaya y luego se mudó a Managua, hoy sirve en 3 centros de extensión, a saber: San Rafael del Sur, Ocotal y Occidente. Además, en el 2013 se planifica la apertura de 4 centros de extensión más en la Región Boaco Chontales (San Carlos Rio San Juan, Nueva Guinea) y la Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur (Kukra Hill y Bluefields). El Seminario ofrece la Licenciatura en Teología (5 años), el Bachillerato en Ministerios Pastorales (3 años), el Certificado en Educación Cristiana (1 año) y en Pastoral Clínica Hospitalaria (5 meses).

El Seminario Teológico Bautista de Nicaragua va camino a su aniversario diamante en el 2016. Les acompañaremos y aportaremos nuestro granito de arena, para que en generaciones futuras, el testimonio del servicio al Señor sea reconocido en y fuera de Nicaragua. El Dr. Charles Baxter, quien sirvió en la vida de los vecinos en ABC-IN/KY y hoy está con el Señor, solía decir “La Biblia es nuestro texto. Cristo es nuestro mensaje.” El STB prepara a quienes comparten el mensaje de Cristo con la Biblia como texto. Así que, a estudiar…

The Bonilla-Giovanettis move into new ministry

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Habemus casa! The Bonilla-Giovanettis will be moving in the next couple of days to our new home! The Lord helped us find the house He had chosen for us. He answered your prayers on our behalf. Thanks so much for keeping us in your prayers as we were in this search process. Today it is four weeks since we arrived to Nicaragua and we already have a place to move into. A big praise the Lord from the bottom of our hearts. In these four weeks much has happened and we’ve already visited many places

  • The Baptist Church of the Living God for their 12th anniversary
  • Nagarote for a pastors luncheon
  • Pochomil in the Pacific and Baptist Church El Crucero to share the Word
  • Diriamba to share with the youth for their Sunday School and their 94th anniversary
  • First Baptist Church of Managua for a retreat and to share the Word. Looking ahead.

March is already booking up with more visits to churches and places. Another praise the Lord for opening doors for us to minister.

We invite you to thank the Lord with us for His faithfulness. We also covet your prayers for don Juan, one of the two men who cares for the Seminary’s building. We just learned he was hit by a car on his way to work and is in ICU struggling for his life. Doctors already performed an emergency surgery in his head and are monitoring him closely. Currently, he remains unconscious. His wife and children are praying for don Juan’s recovery, knowing that don Juan’s life is in God’s hands. We have all seen God’s miracles and mercy before and we pray this be another opportunity to see God at work.

We are grateful for your company as we journey to the places God leads us. We are grateful for the many congregations that are already sending us your bulletins and newsletters. It is helping us pray for you as well. Those who haven’t done so, please remember to add us to your e-lists - it is a valuable tool for our prayer life.

We also invite our sisters and brother to use and share ABCOPAD/ABCNJ’s Lenten Devotionals by Dr. Richard Runsbuldt. This way we may journey together.

Only because... / Solo porque...

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Only because...

..leaving Spain meant our being able to attend the ABCNJ's Concentracion Latina and part of the "Hear the Call" World Mission Conference. It also means attending next week the ABWM of Indiana-Summer Conference (June 8-10, Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana). Only because… “In all things God works for the good of those who love him.” (Romans 8:28) Therefore we continue to pray and trust for the Lord to show us where and how to serve Him next. Meanwhile and throughout, we hear the call, are available, and grateful “in the Potter’s hands”. For our complete journals, please visit our International Ministries site.

Solo porque...

...salir de España significó poder participar de la Concentración Latina de ABCNJ y de parte de la Conferencia Misionera Mundial “Escucha el Llamado. También significa asistir la próxima semana a la conferencia de verano de ABWM-Indiana (Junio 8-10, Franklin College en Franklin, Indiana). Solo porque… “a los que aman a Dios, todas las cosas les ayudan a bien.” (Romanos 8:28) Por lo tanto seguimos orando y confiando que el Señor nos mostrará dónde y cómo quiere que le sigamos sirviendo. Mientras tanto y en adelante, escuchamos su llamado, estamos disponibles y agradecidos “en las manos del Alfarero”. Para nuestras cartas completas, visítanos en www.internationalministries.org/teams/50-bonilla-giovanetti.

Hear the Call... / Oye el Llamamiento...

May is a month to celebrate! There are events going on throughout the month in our network regions such as in California, Connecticut, Greater Indianapolis, Indiana/Kentucky, New York State, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Southwest/Hawaii, and many others; including our dear ABCNJ's Concentracion Latina on Saturday, May 5… Meanwhile, enthusiasm continues to build up for the World Mission Conference (WMC) week sponsored by our mission society in Green Lake, Wisconsin on May 18–25, 2012. Many of our dear missionary colleagues will be there. Come and hear the Call. Hearing, accepting, and being affirmed in the Call is what gives meaning to our lives. Being in missionary service is the best decision we have made (even when it means being open to unexpected transitions). We pray that you too can hear the Call to serve with love in missional involvement in your community, in pastoral ministry, cross-cultural global mission service, or however the Lord leads you. For information on the Hear the Call WMC.

¡Mayo es un mes para celebrar! Hay eventos durante el mes en las regiones de nuestra red tales como California, Connecticut, Indianapolis, Indiana/Kentucky, Nueva York, Pensilvania, Puerto Rico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Suroeste/Hawaii y otras; incluyendo la Concentracion Latina ABCNJ el sabado 5 de mayo… Mientras tanto, sigue creciendo el entusiasmo para la semana de la Conferencia Misionera Mundial auspiciada por nuestra sociedad misionera en Green Lake, Wisconsin del 18 al 25 de Mayo de 2012. Muchos colegas en misión estarán allí. Ve y oye el llamamiento.

Oír, aceptar y ser afirmados en nuestro llamamiento da significado a nuestras vidas. Estar en servicio misionero es la mejor decisión que hemos tomado (aunque implique apertura a transiciones inesperadas). Oramos que oigas el llamamiento a servir con amor en participación misionera en tu comunidad, en ministerio pastoral, en servicio misionero transcultural o como el Señor te dirija. Para información de la conferencia misionera Oye el Llamamiento.

 

Another/Otras Fallas...

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March is Father’s Day in Spain!  It is also the conclusion of the Fallas in Valencia which begin early in February with the exhibition of the Ninots and end on March 19th with the Cremà which is the burning of the Monuments. Go to www.fallasfromvalencia.com for detailed information.

This year we visited the exhibit early to avoid last minute crowds. We noticed the disappointment and discomfort with the current political, financial, and social issues. Most of them were a critique of those who lead the country and European continent at large. One could sense pain and sadness; the sense of feeling impotent to change the circumstances. Will there be hope for the hopeless? Will there be joy for the sad or cure for the pain?

Being as it is that Father’s Day in Spain is in March, we can say, YES, there is an answer to this mess. Our heavenly Father is the answer to the more than 5.3 million of unemployed; to the more than 27 million of slaves of human trafficking around the world (300,000 of which are women being prostituted in Spain); to the more than 45 million without Christ in Spain; and, to each of our needs.  The Bible tells us of our heavenly Father’s love and care. Isaiah 40 talks of His tender care for us in his bosom. Inspired in a woman’s nursing ability, our heavenly Father illustrates how much He loves and cares for you and for us.

The situation in Spain has become so crude that last year 62,610 Spanish men, women, and youth left the country to venture elsewhere. While 417,522 foreigners came to Spain, 445,130 left (so more people are leaving than are arriving). Immigration laws are becoming so strict and the financial options are so limited that many give up and leave while others are rejected and have to leave the country.  Regardless of where we are, circumstances, or trials around us, we know our heavenly Father carries us in His bosom. Even if this year’s Fallas seem odd due to what is going on, we know our heavenly Father promised to be with us ALWAYS and makes us His ambassadors of reconciliation. Be of good cheer! Our heavenly Father is in control.

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¡Marzo es el Día del Padre en España! También la conclusión de las Fallas en Valencia que comienzan en Febrero con la Exhibición de Ninots y termina el 19 de Marzo con la Cremà, la quema de los Monumentos. Ve a www.fallas.com para información más detallada.

Este año visitamos la exhibición temprano para evitar las filas de última hora. Notamos una profunda desilusión e incomodidad en los temas políticos, financieros y sociales. La mayoría de los Ninots eran críticas a quienes dirigen el país y la Unión Europea en general. Podíamos sentir dolor y tristeza; ese sentido de impotencia para cambiar las circunstancias. ¿Habrá esperanza para quien desespera? ¿Habrá gozo para contrarrestar la tristeza y cura para erradicar el dolor?

Siendo que el Día del Padre en España es en Marzo, decimos SÍ, hay una respuesta a este desorden. Nuestro Padre celestial es la respuesta para más de 5.3 millones sin empleo; a más de 27 millones de personas en esclavitud por el tráfico humano alrededor del mundo (300,000 de las cuales son mujeres que son prostituidas en España); a más de 45 millones de personas sin Cristo en España; y, a cada una de nuestras necesidades.  La Biblia nos habla que nuestro Padre celestial nos ama y cuida. Isaías 40 nos habla de la ternura con que nos lleva en su seno. Nuestro Padre celestial nos ilustra con esta habilidad para amamantar cuánto nos ama y cuida de ti y de nosotros.

La situación en España ha recrudecido tanto este último año que 62,610 hombres, mujeres y jóvenes españoles han emigrado buscando un mejor futuro en otro lugar. Aunque han llegado 417,522 inmigrantes, 445,130 han emigrado (son más quienes se van que quienes llegan). Las leyes migratorias se han endurecido tanto y las opciones financieras son tan escasas que quienes se dan por vencidos se van y quienes son rechazados también.  Sin importar dónde estamos, las circunstancias o desafíos que enfrentamos, sabemos que nuestro Padre celestial nos lleva en Su seno. Aunque las Fallas este año sean raras por todo lo que pasa, sabemos que nuestro Padre celestial prometió estar con nosotros SIEMPRE y nos hace Sus embajadores de reconciliación. ¡Ánimo! Nuestro Padre celestial sigue en control.

In 10 days... / En 10 días…

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So much happened this last 10 days… God is good and faithful and we are blessed to be at His service in Spain, alongside our sisters and brothers in this land. We are grateful for your sharing with us this common journey. We spent a weekend in Lorca (visiting their ground zero, El Buen Camino, and sanctuary) and Elche (leadership workshop and church visit) and then continued with our class in Valencia on Monday (EBEVA) and our time at the church in Requena on Wednesday, completing our 10 days today at the church in Carlet. God has been at work. You can find the full testimony here.

EBEVA, another night of learning…

We'd like to point out our trio connection between ABCNJ, Stan Slade and us at EBEVA. Each Monday evening, for the last four months, we’ve been sharing Isaiah and an Introduction to the Prophets with a group of more than 20 faithful participants from different churches in Valencia. Despite the cold winter, and even rain, they have come for our two hours together. We begin with a devotional time where they have learned to understand and use the method of inductive study that Stan Slade shared last October at our annual session but that these participants did not have an opportunity to learn then (which those in Dénia did enjoy). As an extension to what Stan did, we have shared with them this valuable Bible study tool provoking important insights that they have for the rest of their study of the book of Isaiah. The participants are always eager for more; two of them traveled to Elche last Saturday to be at the workshop we held there for the southeastern region. Monday 13th is our last session and with it we complete the commitments we had in Valencia, Dénia, and Xàtiva for this academic cycle that ends in June with other classes and professors. We are grateful for the opportunity to share wisdom, knowledge, and discipleship in each of these places where we have been blessed to learn as we prepare and as we are with these sisters and brothers who thrive to prepare for better service.

Thanks for your faithful and generous support of ministries like the Borquists in Brazil, Stan Slade around the world, and us in Spain. In partnership we have made much more!

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Ha pasado tanto en los últimos 10 días… Dios es bueno y fiel y nos sentimos bendecidos de estar en Su servicio en España, junto a nuestras hermanas y hermanos en esta tierra. Te agradecemos que compartas con nosotros nuestra mutua peregrinación. Estuvimos un fin de semana en Lorca (visitando lo que queda tras los terremotos, El Buen Camino y la iglesia) y Elche (para talleres y visitar la iglesia) y continuamos en Valencia con la clase del lunes (EBEVA) y nuestro miércoles en la iglesia de Requena, completando estos 10 días en la de Carlet. Dios ha estado obrando… Puedes leer todos los datos en www.internationalministries.org/teams/50-bonilla-giovanetti.

EBEVA, otra noche para aprender

Queremos resaltar la conexion del trio ABCNJ, Stan  Slade y nosotros en EBEVA. Cada lunes en la noche en los últimos cuatro meses hemos compartido Isaías e Introducción a los Profetas con un grupo de más de 20 fieles participantes de diferentes iglesias en Valencia. A pesar del crudo invierno, y hasta con lluvia, han llegado para las dos horas que compartimos. Comenzamos con un tiempo devocional donde han aprendido a usar el método de estudio inductivo que Stan Slade compartió en octubre en la asamblea anual pero que estos participantes no tuvieron la oportunidad de disfrutar (como los de Dénia). Como una extensión a lo que Stan hizo, compartimos esta valiosa herramienta de estudio bíblico y han surgido reflexiones importantes útiles para el resto del estudio del libro de Isaías. Los participantes siempre quieren más; dos de ellas viajaron a Elche el sábado anterior para el taller del sureste. El lunes 13 es la última reunión y con ello completamos los compromisos que teníamos en Valencia, Dénia y Xàtiva para este ciclo académico que termina en junio con otras clases y profesores. Damos gracias por la oportunidad de compartir sabiduría, conocimiento y discipulando en cada uno de estos lugares donde hemos sido bendecidos al aprender preparándonos y estando con estas hermanas y hermanos que crecen en su preparación para un mejor servicio.

Gracias por tu apoyo generoso y fiel a los ministerios de los Borquist en Brazil, Stan Slade alrededor del mundo y nosotros en España. En coparticipación hemos logrado mucho más...

We are family... / Somos familia...

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We are family, parents, children, and Trinity…

February is the month of LOVE!  As a family we are grateful for a special opportunity to celebrate how much God loves us. We are grateful to be called to be at His service.

We have lived through missionary service as singles, served as volunteers as a couple, and when we left for Chile in 2000, we began our long-term missionary service with two children born in PA and FL (ages 4 and 1). They are now 15 and 12 plus our third who is already 7.  Yes, there is growth in the mission field!

Alberto is a very inquisitive and clever young man. He loves reading, soccer, and board games. Being in Spain has enabled him to enjoy the best soccer in the world with FC Barçelona and the Spanish team as his favorites. Through homeschooling, his academic needs are being met while also supporting his character building with a solid Christian education. We are blessed to see him mature into a young man of faith, keen spirit, and commitment.

Carolina is a tender and caring young gal. She enjoys arts and crafts, board games, and literature/creative writing. For fun, she loves Cirque du Soleil, a connection she makes with her pantomime ministry. Her love for God’s creation, animals, and nature makes her very caring for the environment. She also loves caring for babies everywhere we go. We are blessed to see her develop into a young woman with possibilities that are blossoming.

Daniela is a free spirited and playful young girl. English and Bible Reading are her favorite subjects in homeschooling. A door opener everywhere we go, she has many girlfriends in many places. Quite aware and proud of her Chilean origins, she is always cheering for Alexis Sánchez when he scores or assists in Barça. Caring and loving with her parents and siblings, she knows her place in the family. We are blessed to see her grow into an energetic young lady.

Family is a ministry in itself and God has entrusted us with these three treasures. Anything we are able to do is thanks to the loving care and guidance He provides us. As we seek to reflect God’s image to them, we are mindful of the responsibility that comes with the blessing of parenthood. We rejoice to see them following Jesus’ footsteps. It takes two to tango; well, it takes 5 to raise children: a father, a mother, and the Trinity!

Not every family these days has this set up, and our prayer is that the Trinity would still be a solid foundation for those whose circumstances are different. We can embrace Ecclesiastes 4:12 in any combination as long as we count on Him to be in our midst. We are especially mindful of families where abuse and human trafficking is thwarting God’s plans for His creatures. May we as a church intercede for these and even get in the gap on their behalf so that God may free them and be providing all they need. We pray with love for you and your families!

Pressing on toward the goal, as individuals and as a family,

the BGsInSpain

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Somos familia, padres, prole y la Trinidad…

¡Febrero es el mes del AMOR! Como familia agradecemos esta oportunidad especial de celebrar cuánto Dios nos ama. Somos agradecidos de ser llamados a estar en Su servicio.

Hemos vivido el servicio misionero de tiempo corto como solteros, el voluntariado como esposos y cuando nos fuimos a Chile en el 2000, comenzamos nuestro servicio misionero con dos hijos nacidos en PA y FL (edades 4 y 1). Ahora tienen 15 y 12 más la tercera que tiene 7… ¡Sí, hay crecimiento en el campo misionero!

Alberto es un joven muy inquisitivo e inteligente. Ama la lectura, el fútbol y los juegos de mesa. Estar en España le ha dado la oportunidad de disfrutar el mejor fútbol del mundo con el FC Barçelona y la Selección Española como sus favoritos. Con sus estudios a distancia, se satisfacen sus necesidades académicas a la par que cuidamos el desarrollo de su carácter con una solida educación cristiana. Somos bendecidos de verle madurar en un joven de fe, espíritu entusiasta y compromiso.

Carolina es una jovencita tierna y humanitaria. Disfruta las manualidades, los juegos de mesa y la lectura y escritura creativa. Por diversión, gusta de Cirque du Soleil, afín a sus intereses del ministerio de pantomima. Su amor por la creación de Dios, los animales y la naturaleza la hacen preocuparse por el medio ambiente. También disfruta cuidar de los bebés doquiera vamos. Somos bendecidos de verla desarrollarse en una mujercita con posibilidades que están floreciendo.

Daniela es una niña fogosa y juguetona. Sus clases favoritas son Inglés y Lectura de Biblia. Nos abre las puertas donde vamos y tiene amiguitas en muchos lugares. Muy consciente y orgullosa de que es Chilena, siempre se anima con los goles y asistencias de Alexis Sánchez en el Barça. Cuida y ama a sus padres y hermanos y conoce bien su lugar en la familia. Somos bendecidos de verla crecer como una jovencita emprendedora.

La familia es un ministerio en sí mismo y Dios nos ha confiado a tres tesoros. Cualquier cosa que logremos es gracias a los cuidados y dirección que El nos provee. Al reflejarles la imagen de Dios, somos conscientes de la responsabilidad que viene con la bendición de la crianza. Nos regocija verles seguir las pisadas de Jesús. Se necesitan dos para el tango; pues bien, hacen falta 5 para criar hijos: ¡un padre, una madre y la Trinidad!

No todas las familias de hoy día tienen esta composición y nuestra oración es que la Trinidad siga siendo el fundamento sólido para quienes viven circunstancias diferentes. Nos aferramos a Eclesiastés 4:12 en cualquier combinación estando siempre El en el centro. En especial en familias donde hay abuso o tráfico humano que intentan frustrar los planes de Dios para Sus creaturas. Como iglesia podemos interceder e incluso ponernos en la brecha para que Dios les libere y provea lo que necesitan. ¡Oramos con amor por ti y tu familia!

Prosiguiendo al blanco, como personas y como familia,

los BGsEnEspaña