Welcome to the NEXT!

This photo for us is a new view of the NEXT GENERATION of Jesus followers.  Yes there are a few of us that have been around awhile, but look at the potential in these 13 – 25 year olds.  They will be the ones God uses to take their generation . . . their nation . . . and their world into the NEXT.  Our Prayer is that they will transform their world by being people of Godly influence.   

Our theme for this year leading the program was taken from Galatians 5:1 “It is for Freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery”.  But freedom is always a choice and everyday we dealt with the choices between Controlled or Free, Dead or Alive, Lies or Truth, Dark or Light and Being Served or Serving.  Everyday their where choices made and the results of this week will only be known in the NEXT!  We know of many who got FREE, said they committed their lives to Jesus, were healed and delivered.  Thank you Jesus! 

2915aeb6-2b17-4b01-a3dc-65b1bff9aee2Our Amazing Communication Team

One of the things we LOVE is mentoring the NEXT generation of communicators.  In Paraguay we spent much of our time investing in young leaders who are already influencing this generation.  Thank You Giovana, Ana, Marcel and Roland for allowing us to speak into the future . . . through you.

 

 

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a8fc94fc-4283-4bb4-8e4f-2fd8a489c739Worship God with Art Workshop

Every afternoon at Discover Camp in Paraguay, we had the privilege of training 60 to 80 young people how to use ART in their Worship experiences.  Everyday we gave teaching and then they had extended times of Creative Worship.  Many of these young people did several worship projects each day.  On Thursday we loaded our whole class on two city buses and worshipped God in a city park.  This opened doors for several conversations to begin about Jesus.  One girl who loved Art, but had been told it was a waste of time, gave us this remark, “Now, I have a reason to draw again, GOD!”