We mentioned it recently on our Facebook page, but we have secured a writer and translator for the Rios de Aqua Viva church in Alexandria to write them content specifically for their needs in reaching targeted areas of their community. This content specific method of outreach is an exciting venture for us and them and we are excited to see the results.
Already, we've seen an initial draft produced in English that goes over the identity of God and how He relates to us as One being manifesting in multiple ways. We will be adding on an optional study about baptism as a next step option for teachers.
Once the edits to the first draft are completed and the Baptism add-on is finalized and edited, we can then go into the process of designing the layout of the study. Our plan is to create two versions: a teachers version with helpful tips to guide the teacher along the way and a student version that primarily has the scriptures written out with some thought provoking questions and encouraging statements. This will require design work, which we have factored into the planned project.
Next, the final layout will be translated into Spanish and we will go to the printer to have copies made. It is our hope to raise enough funds to have professional prints made so as to show the professionalism and seriousness of the church's efforts to reach their community.
The last item we are looking to accomplish is to fully train those individuals who will be tasked with teaching this specific lesson. We will look into a few training sessions that will require their time and the time of qualified teachers.
Thus far we've accomplished the goal having the primary topic locked down and the majority of content agreed upon and written out with only a few minor edits to make. We've also secured a translator that will take our final product and translate it into Spanish. We are in negotiations with a trainer and a printer and should have those locked in by the end of the month. It is our hope that all things will be ready to go to printer by end of month and we will have people teaching this study in October.
You can help by visiting our missions page here describing this mission opportunity and looking at the many ways you can support with your funding. There you can find how you can support this mission by buying any of our downloadable content or donating via Paypal.
You can also pledge via our contact page with your information and the amount you would like to send via check. All checks should be made out to POA Missions. The money will be filtered through the Pentecostals of Alexandria and delivered directly to Rios de Agua Viva. Thanks again for your help and we look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks again for all your help. Our hope is to raise $3000 to cover the cost of services, printing costs and training for this project. We look forward to updating you with some numbers within the next couple of weeks.
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