Mariaelena and I, along with our two boys, Michael and Timothy, recently ministered as a family (a first for us) in a three-day family conference in Parral, Mexico. We have great friends who founded a church there 20 years ago. They also have one of the largest Christian schools in the country.
These were the newspaper headlines at the time…
Drug dealer shootout at Parral Chihuahua Mexico 14 dead ….
We held meetings for men, women, couples and teens, and then for the entire family. The event was advertised and open to the entire community. Many in attendance were not Christians. We witnessed about 100 people give their lives to Jesus during the couples banquet on Saturday night. Praise God!
Our sons contributed during our men’s breakfast and teen meetings. We stand firm on the value of the family in society. It is a well known fact that when the family breaks down, the entire society fails.
Marriage is an institution that is intended to last a lifetime. However, selfishness has become the spotlight in our society. The slogan “It’s all about you” has become the buzz word in advertizing through our media. This suggests that everything I do has to revolve around me and needs to benefit me. If it doesn’t, then forget it. Our self-centered society is ripping families apart, destroying the lives of our children and driving us away from God.
OR IS IT?
Someone once said “Look for an opportunity in everything.” The void created by such a selfish lifestyle has forced our youth to become hungry for TRUTH. We must seize this opportunity! It is time for positive role models. It is time for God fearing men and women to go the extra mile and get involved in church youth groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, after school programs…or what about developing programs of your own that give you the opportunity to speak into the lives of our youth? If we don’t…evil will.
It is all about you… what will you do to give yourself to others that will make a difference in our world?
Don and Mariaelena Steiner are available for family, men and/or women’s conferences. Call our office for details.