The morning of Saturday, Oct. 18, First UMC in Lincoln, Nebraska, hosted the third Desayuno de Oración (Spanish for prayer breakfast) for the Great Plains Hispanic Ministry Partners. There were partners from the Lincoln/Omaha area as well as students from Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) in attendance. The gathering was aimed to reaffirm their commitment to ministry and to pray for one another.
The meal started early in the morning and became a space where worship and prayer reinforced the main goals of the partners in Christ’s name through unity —doors opened, paths shortened and processes accelerated.
“This is a great chance for Hispanic leaders in the community to reach out to other leaders in the area. Lincoln has a growing Hispanic community and we need be in touch with their communities and need for ministry,” said Corey Godbey, coordinator of Hispanic ministry.
Attendees participated in prayer and reflection in both English and Spanish for about two hours. Many of the attendees were students at NWU. “This is a very cool experience,” said Jeremiah Lee, NWU sophomore. “I have never attended a service in both Spanish and English, today was my first time — I love it!”
The most recent Prayer Breakfast took place in Topeka, Kansas, on Oct. 25. If you would like to be part of the last breakfast on Nov. 8, in Garden City, Kansas, contact Godbey at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page for the most recent updates.