Through living life together in community, our goal is to demonstrate the love of God and to not only teach the Word of God, but to model the life of a believer in community. As a result, REAP Granada’s ministry is designed to interface as much as possible with the people whom we are serving and teaching. We spend 4, 5 and even 6 days a week together. In order to accomplish this, we have three main areas of focus “Touch Points”, “Unity”, and “Campo de Consecha”.
First, we not only worship together and study God’s Word together, but we play sports together. We gather at our house, and their houses. We visit the jail and the hospital. We provide work and work together. We spend as much time together, in as many different ways as possible. As a result, we are able to not only teach the word of God, but we are able to demonstrate the humility, love, forgiveness and unity required to create true disciples of Christ and maintain a vibrant community.
We can’t do this alone. We long for the unity of the body Jesus talks about in John 17. We partner with local pastors who have a shepherd’s heart, desire for unity in the body, and are already established in the community. We seek to equip and empower these local leaders, as well as raising up new ones, to pastor and serve their neighbors effectively.
Lastly, we believe the Lord has provided us a long-term vision for Campo de Consecha. Land He has provided to be the center of our ministry. Located among the locals, this land will become the center of everything we do. It addition to building a community center as support for all educational, recreational and social activities, we are farming much of the land as a means for providing locals the opportunity to earn money to support their families by selling fruit harvested from the over 10,000 fruit trees we are planting. We will also be building a residential community for housing long term missionaries as well as visiting short term mission’s teams. As resources allow, we also plan on building a home for men recently released from prison who want to get their lives on track.