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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.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Being away from family is always hard, but it is just harder on "special days". We had a good mother's day, but it just wasn't the same not being able to spend it with our mothers. I am very thankful, though, because yesterday we went to the village with our ladies group that meets on Wed. nights and we talked about starting a project with the women in the village...teaching them to read, write, and plant. Then we all traded presents, and I got drinking glasses, and since Daniel is always breaking ours, I was happy and it was a lot of fun. Daniel, and one of our friends Leonel, built me a side table for Mother's day and he grilled me some chicken for Sunday lunch, so I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband and two precious babies. Thank you Lord for the family you have blessed me with.

I've been reading in Exodus about when God rescued the Israelites from the Egyptians. You know, God didn't just stop at saving them...He made their enemy pay! He kept hardening Pharaoh's heart and the poor man kept changing his mind about letting the Israelites go and God kept sending the plagues. Then, if that wasn't enough, God hardened his heart once more and the Egyptians went running after the Israelites, and ALL of the them were drowned in the sea. It says that "the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left...and when the Israelites saw the great power the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in Him and in Moses His servant."

Then in Chapter 15 of Exodus, they break out in praise, and the song they sung always makes me think of singing the song "Rejoice" that Luke wrote when we had the praise band in the States..."I will sing to the Lord for He has triumphed gloriously. The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. The Lord is a warrior. The Lord is His Name. Your right hand has shattered the enemy, the evil one!! Who among the gods is like You God? Who is like You in majestic holiness, awesome in glory, a wondrous working God? I will praise Him. He is my God and I will lift His name...I will sing! Rejoice in the Lord. Rejoice. I was lost but now I'm found; I was blind but now I see! Rejoice. Rejoice in His holy Name. In the greatness of His majesty. I will sing! I will dance! I will lift my hands! And I will shout it out! REJOICE!"

Rejoice in the Lord today. He is VERY good!

3 comments:

  1. Dude, It sounds like you are getting weak. I know what you mean though about doing something that seems so petty. This past week, in Haiti, all we were allowed to do was pick up broken concrete blocks and concrete and tote buckets of concrete for the Haitians who were laying the new rocks in the wall. I guess it is a pride thing that they would not allow us to actually lay the rock. They obviously have no idea about my "skill level". Dude, it was like a 100 degrees temp and 115 heat index. That's rough on a fat boy.

    See you,

    Stan

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  2. Stan, you are hilarious!!! Brandi, I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day :) We missed you all very much too!!!

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  3. Stan you skill level is on such a level that only you can appreciate it! Dont be so sensitive bubba. You need to tell me more about your trip than a complaint. What was it like and did you get to minister or witness...good to hear from you. Love you daddy. Do you remember the question LUke and Jo got your boy to ask you YEARS ago??haha

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