Teaching Family Rhythm in Nicaragua

7 10 2014
1024px-Concepción_from_Maderas_(landscape)

Nicaragua is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes; pictured is Concepción volcano, as seen from Maderas volcano.

Families everywhere matter to God. Children everywhere do not have a choice where they are born or what family they are born into. Yet God not only loves each one a lot, but also has his hand on them for something special (1 Thessalonians 1:4, MSG). Jesus came to bring us back into right relationship with the Father, which leads us to desire all families around the globe to be brought back into right relationships with each other (2 Corinthians 5:18).

My wife, Daphne, and I are thrilled to travel to Nicaragua from October 21-31. We will be a part of a pastoral training team leading two simultaneous conferences to ministry leaders south of the city of Managua at the Skylark Centre. This centre is a part of Threefold Ministries. One conference is for marriage relationships, while the conference we will teach, called Family Rhythm, is for family relationships.

The Manzanarez family serving as the Skylark Operations Manager and Assistant.

The Manzanarez family serving as the Skylark Operations Manager and Assistant.

Please pray for us in these ways:

  • Clarity of presentation
  • Relevant content and personal connection
  • Transformed leadership and families
  • Personal burdens of attendees lightened
  • Revitalizing experiences for attendees

…there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained [by godly discipline].
-Hebrews 12:11, NLT

Daphne and I will explore the topic of restoring broken relationships (which we all daily have to deal with) through the motif of a rhythm of the heart. This rhythm keeps the hope of Christ-filled and deeply satisfying relationships in view in order to press on through the real difficulties that families face on a daily basis. (Use link below for more information).

The well-kept grounds of the Skylark Centre.

The well-kept grounds of the Skylark Centre.

Attendees will each receive Jim Jackson’s Discipline that Connects Handbook in Spanish, a powerful tool for helping families connect deeply with each other and with God. We are also giving away some copies of The Jesus Storybook Bible and The Beginner’s Bible in Spanish.

You may wish to donate. Please donate at the Threefold Ministries website (link above, click on the “Donate” tab) with the designation “October 2014 Conference Team.”

The philosophy of Threefold Ministries “has always had as its goal, sustainability. Threefold believes it is absolutely essential that if you are going to help people in a meaningful way you must commit to them for the ‘long haul’.”

May the peace and power of God extend throughout the world as we make disciples in and through our families!

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