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Support ESL classes and developing relationships with Hispanic people.
- What is God’s attitude is towards the “stranger” (alien, foreigner) who comes to live among his people? Ex. 23:9; Lev. 25:23; Ps. 105:12-15 NewLife church, or MarsHills website (to name a few) to see the focus they have on investing in the arts.
- What does it feel like to live in a “strange” land? Gen. 23:4; 17:8; 19:9; Ex. 2:22; Ps. 39:12
- What is God’s reaction towards the sinner, those who have broken his laws? How is the situation to be resolved? Rom. 5:8-11; 2 Cor. 5:14-21
- Be honest with yourself before God. Struggle with your own reactions to those of another culture that do not speak your language and yet live among you. How would Christ react? Why? How can Christ’s life/reaction flow through you? What would it take to be like Jesus? Lu. 10:25-37
- Why would you minister to a “stranger”? How would you minister to a “stranger”? Mt. 25:35; He. 13:2; 1 Cor. 9:19-23
- What are the spiritual barriers Satan has raised in the life of a “stranger” that can be torn down in the authority of Christ? Eph. 6:10-20; Col. 2:13-15 What are the issues that the “stranger” needs to confront in his or her life, leading to repentance and faith, that they might be set free in Christ? Jn. 16:8; Mark 6:12; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 26:20;
- What would a “stranger’s” life look like if he or she became a wholly devoted follower of Christ? 1 Pet. 2:11; 1 Cor. 14:21; Heb. 11:9,13
- Pray for yourself. Pray God would reveal to you what you really think about those around you who are different from you and make you feel uncomfortable. Ask God to reveal the bedrock issues in your life of unbelief, pride, thinking yourself better, judgments and condemnation, indifference, justifying doing nothing for your neighbor and being overcome by the evil of others. (Matt. 5:23,24; 7:4,5; 1 Cor. 11:28; Rom. 12:21)
- Pray for the efforts being made in Prosser to reach into the Hispanic community by establishing relationships with individuals, meeting their felt needs through ESL and winning them to Christ. We meet every Wednesday in the PUD conference room from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. For a list of the names of the students and the ministry team, please contact Cindy Little.
- Sign up to join a team teaching English As A Second Language in Kennewick (Time and place TBD).
- Visit an ESL meeting being held in Prosser. You don’t need to speak Spanish to have a relationship with someone of another culture or minister to them. You might learn a lot and have your heart touched, enriched and moved to show Christ’s compassion for “strangers”.
- Be a neighbor to the “strangers” God sends into your life: people you see at the grocery store, people you work with or hire, people your children go the school with, people who don’t want to be seen or noticed and need a Savior.