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Staff Blogs

Your Best Gift

By | 2019-05-16T17:00:55+00:00 May 16, 2019|Gordon D. West: Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

At age 12, God called Carolina, a young woman in El Salvador eager to serve. She responded by assisting her Sunday school teacher but was soon leading a Vacation Bible School class on her own. Since that time, Carolina’s passion to teach children and connect them with a great God has grown her leadership and influence to impact many in her country. KidZ at Heart is blessed to have her as part of our staff community and delighted to highlight her work in El Salvador [...]

Provide Infrastructure

By | 2019-04-30T11:46:58+00:00 April 23, 2019|Carolina de Portillo, Staff Blogs|

Nobody likes to talk about infrastructure. It’s boring, right? But what’s our reaction to driving on a rutted road? To running over a pothole? We get tense. We slow down. Our vehicle can be damaged—in short, a lack of infrastructure impedes progress!

Boring as it may seem, there is now a tremendous need for infrastructure in KidZ at Heart’s efforts in El Salvador. We’re literally trying to expand to the north, south, east, and [...]

Establish a Training Site

By | 2019-04-29T16:18:52+00:00 April 23, 2019|Carolina de Portillo, Staff Blogs|

The Bible records many times when revival, restoration, and transformation burst forth because only one person believed, responded, obeyed—and saw God’s power in action!

In El Salvador, that one person was Carolina. Trained by KidZ at Heart in 2017, she started a Bible Club in a school, leading many children to fall deeply in love with Jesus. Then Soon after, Carolina trained to be a KidZ at Heart National Trainer. And now? KidZ has [...]

Welcome SureFire Prayer!

By | 2019-05-21T13:51:26+00:00 April 22, 2019|Gordon D. West: KidZ Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

The board and staff of KidZ at Heart International is delighted to welcome Paige Kolb and SureFire Prayer to our global Christian community. As the rich suite of resources and dynamic leaders of SureFire Prayer are grafted into KidZ at Heart, we will be better prepared than ever before to train, partner with, and mobilize networks of leaders to help kids fall deeply in love with Jesus!

Like any partnership, this one came together based on shared passion, vision, and style, with both [...]

Train a Trainer Like Ileana

By | 2019-04-29T16:13:47+00:00 April 17, 2019|Carolina de Portillo, Staff Blogs|

After attending an impactful KidZ at Heart training, Ileana was emboldened to begin holding children’s meetings in the center marketplace of her town. You see, many of the children who gather there are cared for by their grandmothers and are the sons and daughters of prostitutes or gang members. The children are cared for by their grandmothers who sell fruits and vegetables at the market. Ileana has started teaching the children using strategies and [...]

The Chatter in El Salvador

By | 2019-04-22T13:47:13+00:00 April 11, 2019|Adam Ormord: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Stepping out into the early morning light I adjusted my senses to the unfamiliar sights and sounds of San Salvador. With my running shoes laced up and my headphones ready to rock, I glanced to the left and the right, determining which direction was the best.

As I contemplated my surroundings, I heard a sudden uproar of noise coming from beyond the treeline. Whatever it was, it was heading my way. I’d never heard anything quite like it before. The [...]

Shannon Nyange March 2019 Newsletter

By | 2019-03-13T13:39:32+00:00 March 6, 2019|Shannon Nyange: Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

Great Trainer Summit Uganda 2019

Great Trainer Summit Uganda 2019 Isaiah 42:6 – I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness. I will take you by the hand and keep you.

I'm excited to share with you some wonderful things that took place recently in Uganda. This past month a team of four KidZ at Heart staff members traveled to Kampala, Uganda to conduct a Great Trainer Summit training and meet up with our partnering school Kampala [...]

Train a Teacher

By | 2019-04-29T13:59:37+00:00 February 28, 2019|Carolina de Portillo, Staff Blogs|

Eddie, at the young age of 10, attended his first KidZ at Heart training. Honestly, the presenters were concerned that he might be a distraction for the other attendees. The adult leaders wanted to learn how to better help children fall deeply in love with Jesus, but why was Eddie there?

Little did they know.

You see, Eddie serves as a Sunday school teacher to a group of three-year-olds at the tabernacle in Chalatenango, two hours [...]

From the Inside Out

By | 2019-03-07T20:19:05+00:00 February 28, 2019|Gordon D. West: KidZ Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

Recently, we visited the growing KidZ at Heart team in El Salvador to conduct KidZ at Heart’s Great Trainers Summit, our training of trainers. While traveling in-country, we saw churches everywhere which helped us see why El Salvador considers itself to be a Christian country. Jesus has been proclaimed there for many years, yet we were saddened to hear the results of a recent survey.

This study revealed that 54.9% of all inmates currently in the prisons of El Salvador [...]