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Vacation Bible School (VBS), July 8-12, 2019 “In the Wild” at Peniel Baptist Church, Aruba

VBS Summary:

What a joy to spend that week with the children of Aruba!  Thanks to all the parents that gave us that opportunity.  Through the Bible lessons and the group rotations (Crafts, Mission, Recreation, Snacks, Music), the group leaders were able to teach, encourage, and challenge the children to know who Jesus Christ is and what He has done and has promised to do for us. 

As one child said: “We had fun.”  It was indeed a fun week.  Several children and youth were able to memorize and recite that theme verse in more than 3 languages!  What a blessing!

Theme Scripture: 

“But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you might have life through his name.”  John 20:31

An average of 134 children including youth participated daily from 9 am – 1 pm.  More than 20 children professed faith in Jesus Christ!  Hallelujah!  On the Friday evening closing ceremony, the main area in the new building was filled with the families of the children.

The Elders at Peniel Baptist Church want to sincerely thank everyone for another successful VBS:

  1. Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for a safe VBS!
  2. Thanks to all the parents for bringing their children; your trust in us will not be taken for granted;
  3. Thanks to Cesar and Carolina for their leadership;
  4. Thanks also to all the Peniel church members and others who volunteered their time and resources to serve these children of Aruba!  As stated in the Bible by the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 15:58, that act of service (that good work) is not in vain in the Lord;
  5. Thanks for all the work and sacrifice in the preparation of VBS; The decorations were very well done and showed tremendous talents.
  6. Thanks to Operation Christmas Child for the gift boxes given to each child and youth;
  7. Thanks also to all those who prayed and helped support the path to completion of the new building, such that both downstairs’ and upstairs’ rooms of the building could be used for VBS 2019!  

Vacation Bible School 2018

The 2018 Vacation Bible School at Peniel was a tremendous!  Hallelujah! Over 150 children with more than 20 decisions for Christ!

The GAME is ON. 

Thanks to all the VBS volunteers, parents, and children who made VBS 2018 a blessing.  We also thank the prayer warriors, donors, and encouragers.

Pray for us as we prepare to follow up and visit these children along with their families.

Evangelism in Aruba

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 2016 is here!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 2016 is surely here and passing by rather quickly! We thank God for His grace, mercy, and love! Oh, how we thank Him for his goodness!

The new building construction at Peniel has restarted, and what a blessing! Here is a timeline of the events, and you can see how our Lord God has been gracious.

December 2015: The steel structure was 99% complete and work was stopped for the Christmas and New Years holidays!

Jan – April 2016: Construction was also on hold pending purchase of ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) materials. April 2016: ICF materials were purchased from NUDURA Corp. Thanks to the financial help of Houston First Baptist Church (HFBC), Nassau Bay Baptist Church (NBBC), and other saints! What a blessing! Hallelujah!

May 5, 2016: Three (3) ICF containers arrived in Aruba. On that same day, Dan Hilty and his wife also arrived on Aruba to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Dan is an ICF business owner and an ICF expert. We thank our Lord God for orchestrating all this timing! And Dan and his wife were rejoicing with us about all this! Dan was joyful to train the Peniel men on the installation of the ICF. Thank you Lord! What a blessing! Hallelujah!

May 9, 2016: The 3 ICF containers were delivered to the Peniel Baptist Church site in Santa Cruz.

May 10, 2016: The ICF containers were finally opened (per Aruba Customs directive) and unloaded. On this evening, the ICF installation began, with Dan Hilty giving on-the-job training to the Peniel men.

May 14, 2016: The Missions-Construction team of 5 men (led by Deacon Ed Obrien) from HFBC-Sienna campus arrived in Aruba to help with the Peniel Construction. Thank you Lord! What a blessing! Hallelujah!

May 17, 2016: The cement trucks began to arrive and poured a total 25 m3 of B-25 concrete mix into the 6″ ICF panels. The area poured included the west part of the building first floor (6 rows of ICF panels; total of 9 feet high and 200 feet long.

May 19, 2016: Dan Hilty and his wife departed Aruba to return to their home in USA. Thank you Lord! What a blessing! Hallelujah!

May 19, 2016: The cement trucks began to arrive and poured a total 11 m3 of B-25 concrete mix into the 6″ ICF panels. The area poured included the west part of the building first floor (2 rows of ICF panels above the previous 6 panels; total of 3 feet high and 200 feet long.

May 21, 2016: The Missions-Construction team of 5 men (led by Deacon Ed Obrien) from HFBC-Sienna campus departed Aruba to return to Houston. We thank them for their help and encouragement.help with the Peniel Construction. Thank you Lord! What a blessing! Hallelujah!

May 28, 2016: Peniel welcomed the arrival of Michael Giles (engineering student at Texas Tech U). Michael will be helping with the Peniel construction and Peniel youth ministry this summer. May 14, 2016: The Missions-Construction team of 5 men (led by Deacon Ed Obrien) from HFBC-Sienna campus arrived in Aruba to help with the Peniel Construction. Thank you Lord! What a blessing! Hallelujah!

June 9, 2016: The cement trucks began to arrive and poured a total 23 m3 of B-25 concrete mix into the 6″ ICF panels. The area poured included the middle part of the building first floor (6 rows of ICF panels; total of 9 feet high and 240 feet long. Thank you Lord! What a blessing! Hallelujah!

Thank you Lord for your goodness! Thank you Lord for this New Building Construction Project, and for the saints of God who pray for us, encourage us, help us financially, and also help us with their working hands. To you, Oh Lord be glory, honor, and majesty!

Thank you! Hallelujah!

Navigating Life When Things Get Hard

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My Life, My Job, and My Career

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Celebrating a Life Well Lived

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Here’s to a Great 2015

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Vacation Bible School in Colombia

A group of members from Peniel Aruba Baptist Church went on a missionary trip to Colombia, in South America, to host a Vacation Bible School for children of the “Centro Vacacional Recreativo Con Jesús”. The VBS theme was Colossal Coaster World and many kids were reached with the ligth of the Gospel of Jesus.