Blog Post by Derek Cormell, New Mexico/El Paso Regional Capernaum Coordinator
I had the privilege of meeting Arturo a couple of months ago. Arturo loves Jesus deeply and has a special care for and understanding of disability… he also has Cerebral Palsy.
Arturo and I sat down to talk about the mission of Young Life to reach every kid and how at Jesus’ table there is room for everyone! Arturo expressed that he had been in prayer for some time for a vehicle through which to proclaim the Gospel to people with disabilities in a relational way, little did he know, he was praying for what we do in Young Life.
We also were unaware that our divisional team has been praying for Capernaum to begin in the city of El Paso. Arturo has joined our local high school Young Life team and is currently in new leader training.
Our prayer is that soon, as we get a community of caring adults around Capernaum, Arturo will be a Capernaum leader here in El Paso! In the meantime, we are excited to have Arturo serving with us, bringing his gifts and abilities to our team as we learn together. His heart for all kids will impact Young Life, and we hope, help launch Capernaum. I am excited to see how God uses Arturo to live out the Gospel with high school students.