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Outreach Weekend in Paraíso

Leading worship through English and Spanish songs for the community

Leading worship through English and Spanish songs for the community

Over the weekend, with the help of Clayton King Ministries, Engadi Ministries hosted an outreach weekend in Paraíso.  Several hundred children and families were in attendance throughout the weekend, and had the opportunity to hear the Gospel through testimonies, skits, and messages by Clayton King.

Sharie and Clayton King playing with children in Paraíso Guatemala

Sharie and Clayton King playing with children in Paraíso Guatemala

Saturday’s activities formed an all-day event that started out with activities and free play at Paraíso’s main soccer stadium. Activities included salvation bracelets, nail-painting for girls, face painting, and of course, pick-up soccer matches.

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The kids loved the salvation bracelets made by the team.

The kids loved the salvation bracelets made by the team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the children and families had spent time playing and getting to know the team, everyone settled into the stadium to hear testimonies, watch skits, and hear a special messages from Clayton and Sharie King. All in attendance were invited to a local church near Paraíso where the team would be attending the next morning. Several people attended the church for the first time Sunday morning!

Leading worship through English and Spanish songs in Paraíso

Leading worship through English and Spanish songs in Paraíso

Having fun with the inflatables on Sunday afternoon

Having fun with the inflatables on Sunday afternoon

 

Sharing testimonies to the community in Paraíso

Sharing testimonies to the community in Paraíso

Sharing God's word with the community through skits

Sharing God’s word with the community through skits

 

 

 

Sharing testimonies to the community in Paraíso

Sharing testimonies to the community in Paraíso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharie and Clayton King sharing the Gospel with the community in Paraíso

Sharie and Clayton King sharing the Gospel with the community in Paraíso

Clayton King delivering a message to the community on Saturday

Clayton King delivering a message to the community on Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, the team hosted a fun family festival which included inflatables for the kids, jumping rope, parachute games, and nail painting. At the end of the day, a message was shared by Clayton King to all who were in attendance. To close out the weekend, the team gave thanks to God through prayer in front of the community, and popsicles were shared with all!

Having fun with the inflatables on Sunday afternoon

Having fun with the inflatables on Sunday afternoon

Jump rope competitions in Paraíso

Jump rope competitions in Paraíso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#hope #brotherhood #engadi

#hope #brotherhood #engadi

Showing Christ's love to the least, the lost, and the forgotten of Guatemala

Showing Christ’s love to the least, the lost, and the forgotten of Guatemala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clayton King preached Sunday's afternoon message to the community.

Clayton King preached Sunday’s afternoon message to the community.

Making Salvation bracelets for children in Paraíso

Making Salvation bracelets for children in Paraíso

Showing Christ's love to the least, the lost, and the forgotten of Guatemala

Showing Christ’s love to the least, the lost, and the forgotten of Guatemala

Happiness from being pampered and having paired toenails!

Happiness from being pampered and having paired toenails!

Sunday closed with popsicles for all of the children!

Sunday closed with popsicles for all of the children!

Engadi thanks Clayton King Ministries for making this weekend outreach a success in Paraíso. We are humbled to continue to be able to share Christ’s love to Paraíso and bring legacy and restoration to the community through #hope and #brotherhood.

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Watkinsville Family Fun Day in Paraíso

Yesterday marked yet another day of bringing #hope and #brotherhood to Paraíso through hosting local families at an open neighborhood community space to bond through fun and games. The team of high school students from Watkinsville FBC spent the afternoon yesterday playing games and drawing with local children and their parents. Engadi was able to use the event to evangelize to those in attendance through a message given through our Director of Discipleship, David Medina. In addition, opportunities were created to hand out New Testament Bibles to many of the families in attendance. We are thankful for Watkinsville’s partnership yesterday to help Engadi continue spreading the Gospel and bringing #hope and #brotherhood to Paraíso.

The team of high school students will spend the rest of this week continuing work in Paraíso on the playground mad of recycled and repurposed tires that Engadi began last month. Check back to see photos of their progress throughout the week!

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Spring Family Festival

Yesterday, with the help of students from Asbury, Engadi hosted its largest family festival in Paraíso to date. The festival drew people of all ages from all over Paraíso to see the fun and games. The festivities included music, bounce houses, games (such as soccer, jump rope, and parachute games), crafts, face painting, and nail painting for the women and girls. Several hundred residents were in attendance, and popsicles were provided as a refreshing treat to all who stayed until the end as well as a brief presentation of the Gospel message.

The team from Asbury will be partnering with us through the end of the week. We can’t wait to update you on the outcome of their project with recycled tires that we alluded to at the end of last week! We are thankful for their partnering efforts to bring #hope and #brotherhood to the community of Paraíso.

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Men’s Team Leads January Family Festival

IMG_1219Avenue Family Festival Jan 2015

This week, Engadi Ministries is excited to be joined by two very important partners. Saturday night, fourteen men from Avenue Church in Waxahachie, Texas arrived in Guatemala. Yesterday, the all-men’s team partnered with Engadi Ministries to host a family festival at the soccer stadium where a message about sin and God’s forgiveness through Christ was shared with all in attendance. We are thankful for the team’s efforts to continue bringing hope and brotherhood to Paraíso through the Gospel of Christ.

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Also joining Engadi this week is board member, Phillip Blume of Blume Photography. Four years after releasing “Lost Boys of Paradise,” a documentary following the work of Engadi Ministries in Paraíso, Blume has returned to partner with Engadi for the week shooting more footage of the ministry in action. Since Engadi’s inception, Phillip has had a heartbeat for bringing hope and brotherhood to boys living in the slums of Guatemala, specifically, Paraíso, and we are thrilled to have him return to Guatemala for the week.

Blume Photography 2015

Throughout this week, the all-men’s team from Avenue Church will be spearheading the construction on Engadi Ministries’ newly acquired Transformation Center in Paraíso. We are thankful to have their knowledge and experience with construction to help us complete several specialized tasks. Check back for updates of their progress throughout the week!

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