We finished off the missions week at ESEPA watching a documentary called the Devil’s Miner. I highly recommend this documentary. It focuses on two brothers aged 14 and 12 who work in a silver mine on the mountain Cerro Rico. Cerro Rico is located just outside of Potosi, Bolivia. I did not have the opportunity to visit Potosi, but met several young people who were originally from this town. The response from our students was fairly positive. It was a great way to end the week of missions. While we received a good response from the students, it is still evident that we must continue to work on sensitizing the church in regards to issues that children face in the region. Missions is still traditionally viewed as church planting and evangelization in the 10/40 window. We are correct in assuming that this IS mission, yet we must recognize that it goes beyond this. I tried to focus on this issue this past week. Continue to pray for the development of our department in children at risk studies.
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I want to thank you for sharing this great post with us. I enjoyed reading your blog. Yes, I went through and read every post. You do a fantastic job and have added your blog to my list of favorites. I will be reading it as often as possible. You will be in my prayers daily. Keep making the Kingdom difference you are making with young people.
Hi greg! I really need to see this movie as I’ve heard good things about it! I thought your point about sensitizing the church was so true. I come from a bible school that focused on the 10/40 window and unreached people groups which I think is great..but one thing I am seeing more and more is that children and risk and street kids are definately one of the biggest ‘unreached’ people groups in the world! They still need to know the power of the Gospel to save and transform lives! Its all about the way you view things! keep up the good work!
Hey Rehanna. Ya, it’s a great documentary that highlights the need to work with kids that face the most dangerous types of labor on a regular basis. Probably some of your kids there in CBBA are a direct result of parents and others who have left places like Potosi and Oruro to find a “better life” in CBBA but as you know, find only misery. Blessinsg on your work!
Hey Greg, yes I watched this a few days after you posted it and my goodness it had me in tears! what a sad, sad reality these kids live! Thanks for posting that, it gave me a great insight into yet one more place the body of Christ need to shine the light into! Blessings on your work too!