Buena Tierra works to spread the Word of God and strengthen the ministry of the local church in Latin America. Our strap-line is "Sowing Life for all of life". We believe in the importance of teaching the Bible in clear, relevant and dynamic ways, so that children will come to know Jesus in a personal way.
We do this through writing and publishing didactic bible teaching materials for children and teenagers. We also provide a range of quality training for those involved in ministry with kids. Our Level 1 and 2 Christian Education courses are a strong foundation for those wanting to be more effective in their kids ministry.
I am passionate about teaching teachers! It is a strategic use of my time and skills, and I pray it will bear fruit for the Kingdom. However, currently I am the main team player and that isn't always easy. Balancing the business administration, with the publishing and training is a huge task. It often feels overwhelming.
I have some support from Moisés. We also have a team of trainers who support us with Holiday Bible Club training and the Christian Education courses. A key part of my role is to develop this group in their understanding and practice. I hope that is something I can work on more over the coming years. My desire is that this team will enable us to train in more places and reach more communities and churches.
One of our key resources is 'Preventing Child Sex Abuse with Aurora'. Aurora is a friendly parrot who chats alongside the teacher to help kids understand potential risk situations and develop tools to help keep them safe. This manual contains 17 lessons with a bible basis. We also give 6 hour training sessions on the topic, with practical applications.
Given that child sexual abuse is such a global problem, CLC International have taken Aurora on as a project. The manual has recently been translated into English with the aim of reaching churches and schools in many different countries. Covid-19 has slowed down the plans at the moment, but we are expectant about how God will use this resource.
Buena Tierra is part of the international ministry Christian Literature Centre (CLC) which took over the El Inca Bookshop company, in December 2019. CLC Peru has 3 shops across the country. The reach of Buena Tierra is much wider, with materials being sold and used all over the Spanish speaking world.