Friday, May 25, 2012

Engaging El Sobrante Christian School students with the Gospel

CMT Ministries finally had the opportunity to visit with their old neighbors at El Sobrante Christian School for a chapel presentation of CMT Ministries' production of "You Are Special." Tbe 30-minute program featured storytelling, blacklight, music, puppetry, painting and illusions.

In the words of vice principal, Jeannine: "During this performance, students were presented with the full Gospel message in an exciting way that related to their lives... All our students loved this presentation! Thoughout the show, students were sitting 'on the edge of their seats' in anticipation... Students talked about the show for days!"

Indeed, the students of El Sobrante Christian were the epitome of a perfect audience. They laughed at the humor, clapped and snapped at the music, woah'ed and wow'ed at the wonder and listened attentively to the message behind it all.

We are very grateful to our hosts, Jeannine and Darren, for inviting us to visit. It goes without saying that we had an amazing time and are very excited that we have been invited to return next school year. Go Eagles!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Celebrating the first anniversary of Iglesia Jesucristo Es El Señor

CMT Ministries joined with Iglesia Jesucristo Es El Señor (translation: Jesus Christ is Lord Church) in Daly City to celebrate their one year anniversary this past Saturday. The JEES church is pastored by Tony and Mabel Galdamez, the parents CMT Ministries' director, and was founded one year ago with a small group in their home one year ago. Since then, the congregation has grown to average 30 people per week, still in their home.

In celebration of their first year, JEES held an outreach event that was filled with worship, testimonies, celebration and fellowship. The CMT Ministry team was invited to participate in the festivities and present their program "You Are Special," as the finale for the event.

Aside from the usual puppetry, blacklight and storytelling, the program also featured the award-winning human video "How He Loves," which illustrates God's love for the world through the life of Jesus. The audience was not only engaged and enamored with the program, but also empowered at the end as they realized God's Love was more than just a tale.

We had a wonderful time presenting for and celebrating with our home church, a rare opportunity, and we look forward to many more celebrations as they continue to reach out to the Latino community in the Peninsula.