We first began ministering to the community of Gleba B in 1998. At that time, Gleba B was a land invasion that had developed near a large urban trash dump; repurposed materials from the dump were used by residents to build their homes, where we held weekly children and adult classes. We quickly outgrew the small spaces that were graciously provided to us, and in 2001, God provided and a plot of land was donated to AMO. The Ministry Center that we have built up there has been an anchor for us in the community, host to many Bible study classes for adults and children, vocational training, humanitarian relief projects, special events, and is now our Gleba B Church.
The community has grown and over the years God has been faithful in allowing AMO to bless the poor from one generation to the next. Many of the volunteers who now minister to these children were once children at AMO themselves; they caught a hold of God’s vision for the generations to come and want to spread the impact that Christ has had on their lives to the lives of others.
In Gleba B, we’re currently renovating our ministry center/church building. Even during construction, we are holding bi-weekly church services with classes for children, teenage girls, teenage boys, and adults. We have found that the earlier we are able to impart spiritual truths into the hearts of these boys and girls, the better the chances are of them being able to recognize and hear God’s voice from an early age and drown out the noise of the world screaming around them.