Friday, February 8, 2008

A New Ministry...for us.

Last spring Nancy and myself were able to attend a seminar in Guatemala City for the Celebrate Recovery Ministry. We were familiar with this recovery ministry begun in Saddleback Church with John Baker and Rick Warren. As well, a group was in our home church back in Largo. At the time is was good information, we had a day or two away from Antigua, but we weren't sure what to do with it.

This past summer a gentleman began coming to the church that began to spark my interest in connecting the two dots - he and the ministry. Long story short, Giovanne was ecstatic to be a part of this ministry leadership. His history is that of a recovering former alchoholic, drug user, sex addict. He has been clean from all three for three years running. The growth in his life is evident.

Last night we (IDC) had our first Celebrate Recovery Meeting or rather our first "Celebremos La Recuperacion". 14 were present - 7 of which that have no prior connection to the church. Starting with greetings and worship then moving onto sharing and study, it was a remarkable evening.

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