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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 17, 2010

Oh the love!

HAHA I appreciate my loving crazy sister for her support and for Mme Jo's good email encouraging me through my difficulties! I am serious when I say that...OK, but I thought it was funny that I got so much compassion and sympathy from yall after that email! Thats awesome! Too bad it doesn't work with Brandi! HA But I feel loved...a small warmy feeling deep inside!
I had a good day today! I get to stay home in the mornings with the kids on Mondays b/c I go to the village in the afternoons to preach to the men. Well at one point...Mary Kathleen cried for 30 minutes b/c she didnt want to take her knap and then after that Levi was peeing and accidentally pooped while peeing. So then he crawls up onto the toilet and gets poop all over the toilet and his shirt!! Horrible! So I took him outside to give him a bath in our "pila." It's like a huge sink made out of concrete with two sides around a deep bowl. So he's singing and dancing as I am washing him and then he has to pee again!! SO I told him to go to the end of the concrete and pee in the grass. SO I set him down off the pila and he takes off running...and since he had soap all over him I reckon it felt weird on his legs so he was running very bow-legged. And he has the biggest muscular legs! It's crazy how big his "hambones"are. I call them ham bones so he will tell me sometimes not to tickle my hambones daddy! And his butt is soo big...dont know where he gets that? One of the teachers here asked Brandi why Levi was still using diapers b/c she thought the bulge in the back of his pants was a diaper and not his butt cheaks. Hilarious! So he stops running and starts peeing with his blinding white huge butt facing me. And then ran back in the same way just laughing. So we got that messed cleaned up and then he likes to "break dance" on the floor to one of his favorite movies now, Robots. Then he goes outside and acts like he is a ninja with these two sticks beating somebody up. And he is very serious while he plays ninja! Dont bother him during this time! But he is so precious and fun to play with! Of course I am still tickling him until he passes out but I am quite good at reviving him now. (Easy Kathy) And Mary Kathleen will just talk to you for about 2 minutes straight without stopping (I know where she gets that from!) and knows exactly what she is saying...no one else knows but she puts a lot of facial expressions with her stories!! Hilarious! So I had a really good time with the kids and played and laughed and cleaned crap! But wouldnt trade it for nothin! ANd then the men at the village crack me up. I am giving them memory verses to remember each lesson and they are so excited about learning Bible verses. But I do give them candy if they can say it. Chayo came in and started looking over the candy and knew exactly what he wanted and when I asked who wanted to go first he started right off with the verse and then said, "That one!" pointing at the mini-snickers in my right hand! It is funny. They show up and start practicing their verses with each other and eyeballing the chocolate. I have a good time with them. They are learning soo much and God's Word never returns void! So Lord willing His Words are sinking in and changing thought processes and lives! Pray for the men. And I almost hit a truck head on coming back home in the rain on the mountain! But we wont talk about that. Im here so, There you go.


Daniel

5 comments:

  1. Good morning Daniel. Glad you are feeling better now. Have to say that I didn't sleep too good last night. Had you on my mind. Oh, how I would love to be able to fix everything and make things easier for ya'll and of course, I'd like to be doing that in Greenhill! ha God's teaching me that I am not in control; He is. Anyway, I was reading my Bible this morning in Colossians and read in chapter 1:9-12. This is my prayer for ya'll. I'll let you read it. Then I moved over to Psalms 13 and I think David may have been feeling a little overwhelmed that day as well! I love you, lots and pray for you all always. Can't wait to see ya'll in a few weeks. By the way, wouldn't hurt my feelings if you didn't share the ones about almost getting hit head on! Love you!

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  2. Daniel McIntyre, I show you a lot of love and compassion!! So just suck it up and move on! Your loving and compassionate wife, Brandi

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  3. That's hilarious! Kids definitely keep it interesting and right when you feel like you could scream and pull your hair out - they do something to make you start laughing or they just look so darn cute!
    I thought about you, Daniel, the other day when I was a Spring Park in Tuscumbia. I can never go to that park and feed the ducks without thinking of the miracle that God did there to keep you around :)
    Anyway....that is freakin' HILARIOUS about grown men getting excited about candy!!!! I'm trying to potty-train right now and doing the candy/treat thing so that really struck me as funny! We are sooooo very spoiled here - can you imagine if you came to America and gave some men candy for a prize! You would be called all kinds of names! Isn't that so sad? Lord, have mercy on us because I know I'm right there in the middle of being spoiled! Anyway, that's awesome!!!!!!! How is the truck and car thing going?

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  4. You telling about Levi running around and peeing in the yard was pretty funny. I do the same thing here and it makes Sandra "Furious".

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  5. LOL Wayne that is funny b/c I can actually see you doing that AND see Sandra getting mad at you. Too funny!

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