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Monday, July 27

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Presbytery of Middle Tennessee


The children’s corner (el rinconcito de los niños) at the Nueva Vida Hispanic Presbyterian NCD. Courtesy of Teddy Chuquimia


The children’s corner (el rinconcito de los niños) at the Nueva Vida Hispanic Presbyterian NCD.


Courtesy of Teddy Chuquimia


The Nueva Vida Hispanic Presbyterian new church development (NCD) in Nashville began its ministry in January 2013. Meeting three simple but crucial needs of the Latino community—language training, child care, and fellowship—has been the foundation of our ministry.

Every While parents learn a new language, we provide care and homework help for their children. Without this ministry, adults would be unable to come to the ESL classes.

Through these ministries, we have developed many relationships. Homes have been opened for Bible classes, and all are invited to church for worship services. Thanks to God and many volunteers, we now have worship services on Our challenge is clear, and our mission is centered. We affirm ourselves by singing a Hispanic song that says, “La iglesia sigue caminando, solo se detiene para predicar” (The church keeps moving, only stopping to preach).

Hasta la vista.

The Presbytery of Middle Tennessee serves 87 congregations.

—Rev. Dr. Teddy Chuquimia, pastor, Hispanic Presbyterian NCD, Nashville

Let us join in prayer for:

Elder Melinda Lawrence Sanders, member, PMA Board

Presbytery Staff

Rev. Warner R. Durnell, executive presbyter
Therese Howell, stated clerk
Barbara Howell, hunger action enabler
Linda Griffis, administrative assistant
Pat Webb, accountant
Deb Krueger, NaCoMe camp director

Young Adult Volunteers

Lillian Cleveland, Katelyn Morris, Abigail Nickle, Mary Shaw, and Kalli Watson, Nashville

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Rev. Philip Lotspeich, PMA
Marianne Loughran, BOP

Let us pray

Loving and liberating God, with sisters and brothers from Central and South American countries right in our midst, help us to work together to advance the cause of Christ in the world today. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 57; 145
First Reading 2 Samuel 2:1-11
Second Reading Acts 15:36-16:5
Gospel Reading Mark 6:14-29
Evening Psalms 85; 47

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