Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength”.
The church really is the engine that drives all the ministries at Brazos Abiertos. Our values, conviction and passion is expressed via the activities we provide.
The community consists of young people, mostly between the ages of 18 to 25. The majority of the young people had their first child at a young age, between the ages of 13 and 16. A lot of them have formed damaged personalities due to their circle of dysfunctional family and friends. ‘Abuse’ and ‘divorce’ are words that are more common than ‘happiness’ and ‘joy’. Occult customs that descent from Andean culture are very common amongst them, even among the Christians. This gives us all the more reason to train them and teach them who God is and that God has unconditional love for them. We try to reveal to them the plan God has for them by using the important foundations God has shown us:
. Look after everything God has given us
. Take care of one another
. Speak with love and respect
. The Bible is the Word of God
. I can do it!!
On Sundays at 4pm we have our family service. There is a Sunday school for the children and afterwards we take some time to relate to one another as members of God’s family through Jesus Christ. During the week there are Bible and intercession training in order to help inculcate in them an active faith.
Most of them do not have many social opportunities. They arrived in that community in search for a better life. A lot of them have not finished Elementary or High school and this prevents them from getting good jobs. This created a low academic and cultural level in them. Emotionally speaking they have low self-esteem.