Money Saving Tips from Cercadillo

Published on January 29, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Are you finding it hard to make your money stretch as far as you would like for it to?  This suggestion is just in from some of my women in Cercadillo . . .QUIT VISITING THE WITCH DOCTOR!

Yesterday during Café y Coser con Cristo, our coffee/Bible study/craft time, we were reading in the first part of Acts 13.  “Bruja” (Witch doctor)  was the word used in our easy-to-read translation to describe a person Paul and Barnabas encountered.   The discussion quickly moved from the reason brujaria (witchcraft) is not of God  to their individual experiences with brujas.

One woman shared that she used to go to the bruja for special incantations when she needed money to feed her children or when her children were sick.  She said that now that she is a Christian she sees the vicious cycle of paying the bruja for her “prayers”  when she could have been spending the money for food and medical attention.   “I don’t have to beg or steal for food now that I quit going to the bruja.”

Another shared of seeking out a bruja when things were going poorly and then feeling a need to return when things were going well in the hopes that the bruja could continue the “good luck.” Again, she was paying each time for the incantations.

Someone else said, “It’s much cheaper being a Christian!  We don’t have to pay for someone to pray for us!  And besides, God has more power than Satan can ever have!”

So there you have it folks, money saving tips from the women of Cercadillo . . .quit visiting the witch doctor.

Are you sensing what I am?  His Kingdom is coming to Cercadillo!

“And the darkness shall turn to dawning, and the dawning to noon day bright . . .”

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Welcome to Brigida Peralta!

Published on January 25, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Welcome Brigida Peralta, our new ministry assistant!

It is with much excitement that we are announcing that Brigida will be working part time with us.   She has been volunteering with us for the past six months and was a key person in continuing the work in the village while I was in the States last fall.  With 12 years of experience working with children and many administrative skills, we believe that Brigida will be a great asset to our ministry in Cercadillo.

Brigida is from Villa Mella, the area where I live.  She graduated from UASD, a Dominican university, with a degree in marketing, has traveled to the US and completed a study abroad English program in India.  She directs the International Language Institute in Villa Mella, leads a children’s ministry in Yamasa, and sells car insurance as well as being a very active member of her church, Iglesia Bautista Internacional!

Brigida leading a small group study time.

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