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March 2018

It is our joy at 18ten to introduce you to Hazel Lopez, who has been a teacher at the Oasis de la Gracia ministry since its beginning back in 2015.

Hazel’s passion for the Lord and for sharing the Gospel is evident. In addition to enjoying games and songs with her students, she said that one very important part that she likes about teaching is that it helps her learn more about God’s Word. “There are topics that I’ve taught that have impacted my heart and made me grow more after teaching them,” Hazel shared. One of her favorite moments as a teacher at Oasis was the day she shared her testimony with her class because afterwards, the students were able to re-tell her story just as she had told it. This showed her that it must have truly touched their hearts to get them to listen so intently. Hazel also shared that if you were to ask some of her students, they would be able to tell you her favorite Bible verses: 2 Timothy 1:7 and Joshua 1:9. When asked how we can be praying, she said, “please pray that God continues working in the hearts of the children, that they would accept Jesus as their personal Savior. We know that God is the one who has control and only He knows the plans for each one of them, but we pray it would be according to His will.” Amen, sister!

May God to continue to guide and bless this faithful and loving servant as well as the rest of the exemplary staff at Oasis de la Gracia. Be sure to look for more staff introductions in the coming months!