Daniel suggested we start blogging our daily lives...So, here we go.
Monday, April 26th, 2010
Daniel woke up early this morning and is going to drive Mme Jo Beaver to the airport in Guatemala city today. She is a registered nurse that has been serving the medical needs of the people here in Lela Obraje village for three months. During her stay, a medical clinic has been built in the village, lots of medcine has been donated, and the people have really began to trust her and the work she is doing for the Lord. It is a blessing to see her serve. Lord willing, she will be returing to Guatemala soon.
Yesterday, I sang with the worship band at church, and it was so much fun! This was my first time to sing in the church this year, and I have never sang with the band...I LOVED it. Daniel said that he just knew I was going to hit the piano player in the back of the head because I was bouncing around so much! :) But, praise the Lord, after three services, there were no injuries. I sang Hosanna by Hillsong, in Spanish, by myself, and I attemped to sing the rest the best I could. The band, NEON, is who played, and they are so good! (they have some videos on www.youtube.com. Just type in NEONMUSICBAND. "Viva Guatemala", which means Live Guatamala, is the song on the videos.) Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and I was privileged to sing with them.
Matthew 28:18-20 "Jesus came and told His disciples, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
What We Do
- Eyes Wide Open Ministries
- We are non-denominational missionaries working with pastors, churches, schools, and the local hospital in Chiquimula, Guatemala. We host training seminars for pastors, leaders, and youth from rural areas and we help supply the congregations with Biblical materials to minister to their communities. We are currently building a Ministry Center to host the events. We visit several public schools to share a Biblical story and play with the kids. We also pray in the local hospital and give out toys, toiletries, and Biblical materials. Ways to Be a Part of this Ministry: Come - We need pastors and leaders to come and teach these pastors and leaders here in Guatemala. Or you could bring a group to work in the churches or schools with construction or evangelism. Financially Support - If you would like to support this ministry, please visit our website at www.eyeswideopenministries.com to donate online or send your donation to: Killen UMC Mission P.O.Box 249 Killen, Alabama 35645 Make your checks payable to Killen UMC Missions and designate the check to Daniel McIntyre All donations are tax-deductible. Pray - Please pray we will follow God's leading in all we do.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Whats going on people who are out there but don't ever read this! Brandi mentioned in the last thing that we had gone to the capital to take Mme Jo tot he airport. We got there fine...we even were able to eat at AppleBee's in the capital. But it was very early and here they serve breakfast. But it was the typical Guatemalan breakfast which is normally delicious but when you got a big juicy steak and mashed potato on your mind...even if it is in the morning for breakfast...it's disappointing to get the other. But after we dropped her off I noticed the car we just recently bought for Brandi was vibrating a lot and pulling the the left bad. But we went shopping for the men's ministry and bought some things for the men. While I was shopping I notice the very strong odor of perfume. It was like I was waling around inside a bottle of perfume. Then I saw the weirdo who smelt so bad. It was a woman dressed very immodestly. So we left that area and went to another area. Soon after I smelt that same smell again! But didn't notice where she had gone this time until I was trying to pass someone and then that person spun around and there was the halfway naked lady again but this time I was close enough to see "her" face...it was a MAN!! I almost lost everything from AppleBee's. (I know Brandi won't approve of this story so maybe someone will read it before she finds it and deletes it.) But it was both nasty and hilarious at the same time. Then on our way home the vibration in the car got worse. We stopped to let a tire man check it out and he said it wasn't the tire but the car. So I thought...GREAT! All I could remember was Brandi a little nervous about us taking her car b/c "I don't want anything to happen to it." Sooo I was very nervous for the return home but it was gradually getting worse and worse...I was having to drive 35 to 40 mph. We finally found a mechanic on the side of the road and when he lifted the car up and spun the tire on the axle I could immediately see that the tire had a bulge and was bad! Praise the Lord! So we put the spare on and pulled out on to the road and no more vibration! Then I call Brandi to tell her the good news...while I was telling her it was fine...in this moment the check engine light came on!! Dang!! But we made it home and got some sleep. So today...Lord willing...I am going to buy some tires and find out why the light came on. So pray for me! And for the dude that is confused and thinks he is a lady! God bless