Spiritual Renewal: It’s as easy as A, B, C
Written by Plant With Purpose on March 29, 2012 in General
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve shared the incredible story of Teodora Sánchez, an inspiring woman from the Dominican Republic. We’ve shared how Teodora engaged her community in environmental restoration and how she’s joining with others to foster economic empowerment.
Today we’d like to draw your attention to the spiritual renewal that is springing up in Teodora’s community of Loma Verde.
As a pastor, Teodora is constantly looking for new ways to engage both the physical and spiritual needs of those around her. One issue that has plagued Teodora’s community is illiteracy. When she heard that Plant With Purpose had initiated a new project designed to mobilize churches to respond to the needs of the community, Teodora’s eyes sparkled with joy at the opportunity to fight illiteracy.
Through the “Church, Community, and Change” project, Plant With Purpose partnered with Teodora and her church to implement a literacy program in Loma Verde. Teodora provided the vision; Plant With Purpose helped turn the dream into a reality.
Teodora says, “The Church, Community, and Change pilot was a great blessing from God. More than 30 people attended the literacy classes in January 2012 and more are expected to register throughout the year. Church members serve as the literacy facilitators.”
As the church serves, hope swells: community members build confidence, families become less vulnerable, economic opportunities emerge, and families gain hope for a brighter future.
One of the most exciting outcomes is that community members are able to read the Bible for themselves for the first time. Hearts and lives are transformed as the Word comes alive in powerful new ways.
Could there be a better picture of the church sharing the love of Christ with their community in word and deed?
We are touched by the transformation taking place in Loma Verde, and we are grateful for your role in joining with leaders like Teodora to bring hope to their communities in loving, practical ways.