Sharing hope in New Jersey

The day began cloudy, but our prayers were answered as the sun came out closer to noon. Casey, Lisa and I headed to the Martins' house around 4 p.m. to prepare for the Bible club for the kids. We had a great time preparing for the club, by putting up signs, balloons and setting up the games for the kids. Around 6:30, we headed out to the apartments for some last-minute rounding up for the club.

The party began slowly with only about six showing up, but after a few minutes, we had about 20-plus people in the Martins' backyard. We were blessed to have that many show up, and I noticed the Holy Spirit just taking charge. I was able to make a connection with the kids’ mothers and able to find out some things about their life and what church they go to. It was really exciting to be part of that.

The Bible story went well, along with the activities. The children were enjoying themselves with the games and snacks we have provided. We had three kids accept Christ during the club and were very pleased with its outcome. We are excited to see what else God will do this summer.

Ruben Rodriguez, a student from the University of Texas at Arlington, is serving with Go Now Missions , working in Hispanic outreach in New Jersey

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