Pastor José regularly leads a small group of people from his neighborhood in prayer. He also invites passersby to be a part of the prayer. “Come on in! We love all people here!” he says.
They sit in plastic chairs and many bring their children to hear the Good News. This is a group that has already completed Project Philip Bible studies, yet they come back together as a class for the fellowship and to refresh their faith. They are building a bond in Christ, and their group also keeps growing.
“Pastor José helped me learn how to read using God’s Word,” says a recent member of this extremely close group. “I learned to read with the Bible, and I finally learned how to pray.”
“We are a family,” says another member. “We meet here at least two times a week, and we share our struggles with each other.” Teenagers also come to the group because it gives them a safe place to escape the streets. One teen puts it this way, “I was bitter towards my father because I thought it was his fault that our family didn’t have any money,” she says. “Many young people here are exposed to sex, drugs, and alcohol very early. I received Christ in my heart, and I forgave my father. I feel the love of God and of my brothers and sisters here.”