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ASELSI: Guatemala: Thank You!

Keys to Discipleship
Thanks to leaders from a discipleship program in Missouri [The Crossing!!], and their heart to come and train Guatemalans how to follow Christ, ASELSI hosted a discipleship conference with nearly 100 people attending from a healthy mix of churches that are using the discipleship program. These “disciples” are learning to follow Christ by studying God’s Word and putting it into practice in their lives. See more about the Discipleship Program at ASELSI here.

Why is the discipleship program important to ASELSI?

The discipleship program is a testimony to the core vision of ASELSI:   “Equipping the Saints.”   At ASELSI we have a goal and a passion that is spelled out in this vision. We want to equip the body of Christ with Biblical teachings.

The discipleship program is led by local pastor, Miguel Angel Morales, one of our EBA graduates.  God began using him to make disciples. and now he’s equipping them by giving them the tools to have a solid foundation in their lives. This is extending into the churches and communities themselves.

This  is a team effort with Bill Penketham and Chuck Worstell, from Columbia, Missouri. who brought the High Quest program to Chichicastenango. Through this partnership we see discipleship growing here in Guatemala as a beautiful image of nations, tribes, and different tongues working together to be the body of Christ.

Glory to God for this!

~~Emanuel Perez, ASELSI Director

Mission Spotlight: Guatemala

1805The Crossing became involved in Guatemala through the work of Dr. Jim Gamble an optometrist who had for many years been leading eye glass teams to Chichicastenango (often called Chichi) where they served with ASELSI (Equipping the Saints International). Now, each year, The Crossing sends short-term mission teams to serve in a host of different capacities from construction to running pastor’s conferences to medical care.

Ron and Sally Widbin, members of The Crossing were so captivated by Guatemala that they moved to Chichi to serve as full-time missionaries at ASELSI. Together they coordinate the short-term teams. Ron also uses his extensive feature reporting experience to tell the stories of ASELSI. Sally is also the director of Jesus’ Little Lambs Center. Watch for a missionary spotlight about them in coming weeks.

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