Category: Thoughts along the way

Together Tuesday: Roma Lee Courvisier School

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Latin American Children’s Fund (LACF) was established as a not-for-profit organization in 1991 with the sole purpose of leading Latin America children and their families to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Through this child-sponsorship program, churches, individuals, and foundations in the United States are providing financial support for the Christian education and spiritual training of impoverished children in Peru.

American Ken Biron, and his Peruvian wife, Maria, worked in the capital city of Lima for a number of years.  In 1996, the Birons responded to God’s call to establish a Christian school in Reque, Peru, a small coastal town approximately 500 miles north of Lima.  Five acres of barren, desert-like land were acquired and construction of the school began.  Short-term mission teams (known as workcamps) from churches, organizations, and schools in the United States are building the school one classroom at a time.  The needs often exceed the resources, but God’s faithfulness is always near.

With countless hours of volunteer labor, thousands of donated dollars, and an abundance of God’s blessings, the Roma Lee Courvisier School (RLC) opened in 1998 with two classes of excited children.  Those children – now adults – are taking leadership roles in the communities where they live.   One student, Angela, is now a teacher in the pre-Kindergarten class.  Read her interview with Ken on our “Get Inspired” page.

The school is named in honor of Roma Lee Courvisier, a missionary to Peru and other Central and South American countries who has inspired many to enter the mission fields.

Children are admitted to the RLC School at age three and progress through the preschool, elementary, and high school levels.  The goal is to add 20-30 new students each year.  Teachers have a deep love for El Señor (The Lord) that they share with the children along with academic instruction.

The Roma Lee Courvisier School provides the Christian education these children need to walk out of the world of poverty, malnutrition, unemployment and spiritual darkness.  LACF is helping them realize their full potential and empowering them to become tomorrow’s leaders for the world and for God’s Kingdom.

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Cultural Insight: Time

Is it odd that people who live with Eternity in mind care so much about time? Today’s cultural insight explores the Ecuadorian concept of time.

 

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Who Takes Members Into The Church?

In today’s podcast we explore who takes members into the Church.

 

“And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:46-47

“But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” 1 Cor. 12:18

“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” v.13

Here, the setting of the members into the body, or adding to the church, is ascribed to God, to Christ, and to the Spirit. Of course, they are one, the triune God.

But God never takes men into a sect. Therefore no sect is His church.

-D.S. Warner

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Ají Sauce

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Start With Your Neighbor

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Baby Dedication

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Concentric Waves

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Rahab’s Crimson Cord

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Cold Culture, Hot Culture

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