What's up Kathy!? haha You are the only one who knows about this, so I reckon I will talk to you. But if anyone else read this...hey to you too. It's been a while since we have written anything about what we've done since my last wonderful experience in the capital. Kathy really enjoyed that story...kind of weird. But we did give the sun glasses to the men in the ministry and they loved them. We showed them a movie as well that NIGHT, and I looked out at the men there, and several of them were wearing their sunglasses in the dark room while they watched the TV. It was hilarious...I reckon they liked them.
On Thursday another person was shot in the village, from the same family that is always shooting each other. It is a family, uncles, cousins and brothers, shooting each other. They have been doing this for years now, and it started over land and has now continued as revenge for the other killings. Horrible. Brandi and I were going to be visiting the families this day, but after we heard that the shooting had just took place...we thought it wise to wait until it had calmed down a little and the families weren't walking around looking for each other to shoot each other.
We also went to a "zoo" in a city near by with the kids Friday because it was Labor day here. It was small, but it was a lot of fun to be able to get out with the kids and do something different. The city we went to, Esquipules, was beautiful. It is amazing how much greener it is outside of Chiquimula. It is so dry right now. It rained really good a couple of days ago, but it is still so dry.
Brandi sang today at a preachers seminar. She said it went really well. She was suppose to sing at 8:30am, but of course she didn't until 10:15am...it actually was suppose to start at 8am, but it didn't start until 10am! But she said she had a good time. The pastors of our church also asked Brandi to start singing with the band every three Sundays...of course she's very excited. I just hope she doesn't kill one of the band members dancing around like she does! :) I think she really has this singin thing on her mind here lately because she's been singing in her sleep a lot. My wife talks so much in her sleep, I would love to put an audio recorder in our room to catch some of it and share it with someone. It's so funny!
Well, Bye Kathy!
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.