GREETINGS! Welcome to the August edition of the TVTD Newsletter! I hope you find it informative and inspiring! Would you like to be a part of future newsletters? I'm looking for anyone in our community that would like to contribute a short testimony about what Tres Dias has meant in their 4th day lives that you would not mind me publishing. It can be published by name or anonymously! Can you help? Send your writings to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and subtitle it: For the Newsletter. Thanks in advance! - Jean Hershey, Communications
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR 4 TH DAY LEADER
For those who missed the Summerfest last month … we missed YOU! The day was warm (HOT) but we were in the shade and there was a nice breeze. We had a nice attendance, some great food, singing, a piñata for the kids and good conversation!
Your Secretariat has decided that for the near future, we will not be holding Secuelas monthly. We realize everyone is busy and we don’t want the Tres Dias meetings to take you away from participating in your individual churches and families. We are hopeful that in the absence of monthly Secuelas, Reunion Groups may form. For help with guidelines and information on forming a Reunion Group, contact any Secretariat member, or there is information on our website too!
We have also decided to combine the Team Meetings for the 2023 Week-ends with the Secuelas, therefore doing away with doubling up meetings for those who travel a farther distance.
Please consider serving on a team this spring (April 13-16 Men & April 20-23 Women). Be in prayer about who YOU might share the blessing of Tres Dias with by sponsoring them as a candidate.
If you have questions, concerns, or just want to discuss these changes, please feel free to contact anyone serving on your Secretariat. We are always open to suggestions and you are welcome to attend any Secretariat meeting (the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm at Payette Nazarene Church).
The next Secuela will be held on Sunday, September 25th at the Ontario Nazarene Church (1131 Alameda Dr, Ontario, OR) from 2-4 pm.
As always, I am looking for a Pescadore to deliver the 4th Day Talk. Feel free to volunteer!
Fall Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser
Coming OCTOBER 14 & 15!
CRAFTERS - BAKERS - MAKERS
CALLING ALL CREATORS!
We plan to have a table at the annual Fall Holiday Bazaar that is held at
Payette Church of the Nazarene
This is a free family event with vendors of all types,
family friendly, delicious lunch available for purchase.
Our table will be a Fundraiser to help with Scholarships for
Candidates for the upcoming TVTD Weekends!
Here is how you can help:
- plan to donate handmade baked goods -
- start working on handmade items to donate to sell -
- commit to serve at the event to man the table, sell the products,
collect the money -
If you can help in any area at the event and before
Contact our Event Coordinator: Maria Ferrara by email
or click here to call her
And Speaking of Candidates.....
Everyone that attends a Tres Dias Weekend can probably think of a few people they would love to share the experience with. That is the heart of Tres Dias Weekends... Sponsoring a Candidate to the next weekend.
Sponsorship is a vital part of the Tres Dias movement, if the community is to grow spiritually and numerically. The only way a person may become a candidate is to be sponsored by someone that has already attended a Tres Dias weekend. Sponsorship is a serious responsibility, the sponsor should seek God’s will and guidance through prayer as to whom to sponsor and be sensitive in approaching a potential candidate.
The Sponsor should recognize that a long-term commitment is being made to the Candidate by sending the Candidate to a Tres Dias weekend. The weekend will not produce a permanent effect without Fourth Day involvement, and therefore, the sponsor should ‘sponsor’ the prospective candidate through all phases of the Tres Dias movement, rather than just the weekend.
The Sponsor should help the new Pescador to live the 4th Day as it is presented on the weekend, by encouraging the new Pescador to be an active and contributing member of a church body, by encouraging him/her to join or form a Reunion Group, attend Secuelas, and become involved in the local Secretariat. In general, the Sponsor should be responsive to the needs of a new Pescador until the Pescador is well established in the 4th Day.
This is the very reason why it is pretty important to already have a good relationship and friendship with the candidate you are sponsoring. Already knowing them, and who is important in their lives is very valuable in not only sponsoring for the weekend, but continuing to encourage and help them really fully be involved as a Pescador.
We have resources for you and ways to gain knowledge about what sponsoring a candidate means. You can find information here. You can also read about what information is available for the candidate.
Do you know that there is training available for Sponsors and EVERYONE who has attended a Tres Dias Weekend should take time to go through it!
Here is the online sponsorship training course. Please log in and take the course. You can do this on your phone, but we recommend you do it on a computer with a larger screen.
1. Go to canvas.instructure.com/register
2. Under “Sign up now; it’s free” select I’m a Student”
3. Enter join code YXFPWC (case sensitive)
4. Use your real name and username; click Start Learning
5. You will be taken to the course home page. Click “Please read this first”
6. Read the tutorials and take the short, easy quizzes
This may help you decide if NOW is the right time to sponsor those you may be thinking about sponsoring. Remember they can only go ONCE in their life as a candidate! Also please let the Secretariat know what you think about the online sponsorship training as we are considering making this sponsorship MANDATORY next year … so we need and value your input.