Dear Friends and Supporters of NGM. The month of July did not have many school days due to cold weather and therefore we do not have much to report. We usually report how many schools, teachers and students have been ministered to, but have never explained what it takes to minister to the schools. Let me share some of the things that are needed to carry on this work.
Update # 16-08
Again, for the month of June we visited 76 schools, served 26,518 students and 1,212 teachers, for a cost of $2,901.00.
All this was accomplished by four pastors who took time out from their pastoral duties to serve these schools. Here is a list of the essentials which must be in place in order to carry out this task.
1) Pastors need to be able to devote whatever time is needed to get to the schools which are often in very rural locations.
2) Material needs to be readily available and in sufficient quantities.
3) Permission needs to be obtained to enter the school.
4) Means of transportation needs to be available.
5) If they have a motorbike or car or use other forms of transportation, they need to budget to pay toll booths, buy gas, sometimes stay in a hotel and cover other planned for or incidental travel expenses.
6) Prayer is of utmost importance to cover everything listed as well as that God’s anointing will be upon the presenters and the recipients.
If any one of these is missing (sufficient prayer in particular) the work can not proceed. Such is the case to date for the month of August. All is in our sovereign Lord’s gracious hands and we trust Him.
I trust this new information will give you further fuel for prayer for all the workers and Board members of Next Generation Ministries Inc. Pray that the doors will remain open and that hearts will be receptive to the message of the gospel of Jesus. And may the Lord richly bless each one of you for being a practical part of what God is doing in Bolivia. Gus, on behalf of NGM.