(NCSA Brazil) From July 16 to 28, 2018, the Teen Missions School (TMS) was held in Brazil, a program of the “Paulistano” (Sao Paulo) district for missionary awareness and training of young people and adolescents who feel God’s call to go to the nations and serve the Lord where He calls, beginning with their local communities.
For fifteen days, the 100 students were able to learn about holiness, devotional life, discipleship and the world missionary landscape, according to their level in the Missions School, which includes a three-year program during July vacation (Basic, Advanced, and Ultra). In addition to classes, students can choose from four art workshops (Dance, Praise, Theater, and Circus) that are creative evangelism tools that they put into practice over the weekend to evangelize and support a Church of the Nazarene locally.
Participants are also encouraged to have moments alone with God, to have their hearts sensitive to the Lord’s voice. Maryana Balliaro, 15, a student of the Ultra class, has completed her third year of program and says that the TMS has changed her life in many ways. “This was the most important TMS of my life because God showed me my missionary call. I came back transformed. The Lord spoke to me through devotions and lessons, through the praise workshop and this was very important to me because it helped me in my spiritual growth,” she says.
For student Gabriel Moutinho, 16, his second year of TMS helped him to be sure of his pastoral call and to understand that support for missionary work begins in our local churches. “God has placed in my heart a program for my local church along with the help of my NMI leader, which is a mission preparatory course. It will be open to every church,” he explains. “We will present Mission-related matters, both theoretical and practical, and show the church the importance of them.”
During the 7 years of the Teen Missions School, many lives have been impacted, hearts transformed and a generation called to holiness and qualified for service. In this edition of 2018, young people have completely surrendered themselves to God’s plans and now have hearts willing to say, “Here I am, send me.”
Source: Brenda Vieira
Translation: Scott Brubaker
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