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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.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I BUSTED IT!

I was teaching my High School class today and busted it!! I was sitting on the teacher's desk, which I will never do again, and as I was getting off, it broke in HALF and I fell and busted. I hit the bottom of my back, and none of the students laughed...at first...and then when I said I was ok, they lost it and everyone just stared laughing! Horrible! Yeah, I am definitely getting old too because I am so sore. Every high school teacher's worst nightmare!! It was funny.
I am excited because I am planning on taking my advanced students in Chiquimula to teach my students in the village during this next month. I am teaching a Social Studies class, and anyone that knows me knows that is scary, and we were talking about Guatemala's president one day. It says in their book that the president wanted to solve the crime problem by fighting poverty, and I asked the students what that thought about that. Then they went off about how he doesn't do that and that he steals, ect. Then I asked what they were doing to help the poverty problem...complete silence. So, in this Social Studies class, we are planning to do a project to help one or two families that are truly struggling and take pictures of our work and send them to the president...we'll see what happens, but I am super excited to take them to the village and show them how it is up there and see how it effects them. I pray God truly does a work in these students.
Ok, pray for my back please...I'm in pain!
Brandi

2 comments:

  1. Sorry the chair broke ;) That sounds like a great plan !!

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  2. You know in the US they wouldn't have even waited for you to say you were ok, they would have just started laughing...that was very nice of them and shows them how different they are from the kids here. Anyway....I'm very impressed with your creativity...sounds like you are a great teacher:)

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