Amanda Bellefy is a Short Term Assistant (STA) in Ecuador. STA’s are volunteers who go out on their own to serve on the mission field with the blessing of AFLC World Missions.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” –Ephesians 2:8-10
We had a blessed week this last week working with the bilingue school in Cuenca. I stayed with the Aletheia students in the mission home and we worked alongside the AFLBS team from the states and the team from the Paz de Dios church. Everyday we had a special presentation for the elementary students. On Monday (4/7), we performed a passion play 7 times for the different grades. On Tuesday, the groups split up, so the group from Aletheia shared puppet skits with the kids. On Wednesday, we went to the different classrooms and did crafts with them. Thursday we watched videos, which had a powerful response from the children. Then on Monday (4/14), we wrapped up our time with a performance continuing from the previous Monday’s performance, starting at the crucifixion and ending with Jesus going back up into heaven, using a pulley system and scaffolding. It was a great time filled with God’s Spirit.
- Please pray for the children that responded to the Gospel, that they would grow in their faith and relationship with Christ.
- Please pray that my visa application would be accepted. I am planning on handing in my paperwork next week.
As always, thanks for your prayers, support, and words of encouragement. God is always at work, and I feel blessed to be able to serve Him here.