we write this we're still preparing for our Feb. conference
with youth leaders
in the city of
Pachuca. But when you get this we will be just about to participate
in a conference with youth and Christian education representatives
of the Covenant church
at their bi-monthly regional planning meeting. The friend who invited
us says that he really wants them to catch the vision for the importance
of working with youth. We're excited because that is exactly what
our first conference session is all about.
(If you want a refresher on what
our conferences cover, check out our August '98
letter at: http://www.sepal.nu/gulick/August98
Adam and Eve:
Everyone who has used or read our
new "active learning" lessons on Adam and Eve have given them
After writing them together, we then test them out in our "youth
church" and then pass them out to friends for further editing
and comments before printing them and passing them out at conferences
and posting them on the Internet. For six weeks students study
foundational biblical truths, like being made in the image of
God, learning discernment, and the effects of the Fall, in an
environment so interactive that students have to get involved.
We're confident that these lessons meet a great need: youth leaders
have told us that what they most lack is dynamic resources; youth
say that what they most want to learn about in church is doctrine.(We
never would have guessed it, but our research project revealed
If you or anyone you know is interested in these lessons
in Spanish (and soon in English) they're
available online at
O W !
continue to be overwhelmed by your incredible outpouring of love,
prayer and financial support for our ministry. Because of you
we feel that we're not here on our own. Because of you we can
travel around the country and provide training.
Because of you we can base our training in solid, scientifically
gathered information about Mexican youth. And because of you we
can supplement our training with resources that are eagerly received.
We may not thank
you daily, but we sure appreciate you daily!