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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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What's up Folks?

Hello there people. I have had some very interesting stories to write about but no energy. But I will try and share a few of them with you now. First...I love being a dad b/c now I get to tickle MY son to the point to where he can no longer breathe and laugh at him! HA I remember when dad use to hang me upside down and tickle me to where I couldn't breathe. And he would hold me down and do the same. Well little Levi is as ticklish as I was and he cracks me up laughing and losing consciousness....haha just joking on that one. But sometimes as I am tickling him I feel bad b/c I can remember the PANIC feeling when I couldn't breathe when dad did that to me...but then I get over it and keep ticking him! He is so fun to play and hang out with. He is growing up so much and talking so good. It's weird to be able to have a conversation with him now. The other day I had to spank him for something and then about 10 minutes later our friends, Jenny and Nancy, came over and Levi quickly ran into the room and said, "Look at my boo boo on my boody" and dropped his shorts and bent over in front of them! I laughed...and NO there was nothing on his boody from the spanking. That was the first question MOM asked me when I told her that story. And little miss priss is just that. Gets her way with everybody here b/c she has blonde hair...I wonder where that came from quite often myself...and is very cute and precious with the people. I think she knows that too. But she and Levi play very good together now and it's fun watching her growl and chase Levi around the house until he gets tired and pushes her over. HA But again...I have been working on that dang hole all this week and yesterday I had a rough day! FIRST...I was walking down the back side of the ministry on the "cliff"...those who have seen the ministry or been there can fully appreciate this...with a five gallon bucket full of water. Well, while I was taking my first step onto the straight down hill of course my foot slips out from under me. I think I heard that funny "slip sound" that you hear on movies when I slipped. But instead of me slipping and falling or sitting down I pass a tree on my way down and decided to grab that tree with my arm and the bucket of water still in the other hand. And my foot continued to slide down until I was pretty much lying down on the side of the hill. Well I got up and laughed but as I continued down the hill these little girls started laughing and saying in spanish, "You can't do it!" I grabbed one of them and pushed them down the hill! HAHA Just joking. But they did laugh. And I got the worst strawberry rash on the inside of my arm all the way to my arm pit. THEN I was trying to knock down a board inside a block box. Well dern Mr. Jorge didn't tell me that it had nails poking out of it and as I hit the hammer on the board the nail that was sticking out went straight into my ring finger on my right hand and blood started gushing. Then he said, "Oh yeah Daniel there are nails there. You need to be careful." I reached over and hit him in the head with the hammer. HA just joking again. But he did say that. Weirdo! So That was yesterday and today went better. But Jorge did ask me when we pulled into the ministry, "Do you have you band aids ready?" Pretty funny. We did throw rocks at each other behind trees yelling like girls. Sometimes we remind myself of my brothers when we would work. A lot of playing and work mixed together. FUN! OK...There you go. Later



  1. hhahahahahahahaha!!! I LOVE your posts, Daniel! You may be tired and exhausted and frustrated, but you have a gift called a "sense of humor" that I love! I sooooo need that!! I just had a thought that I might start praying for that! Anyway.....I was laughing because when I was reading I was picturing one of those movies where you see what the guy is actually thinking and wanting to do and you see it play out but then it flashes back and it was what he "wanted" to do but didn't really do! I guess that was what was happening to you - you were wanting to push those girls down the hill and hit Jorge! Anyway...I don't think this is coming out right trying to type it:) Love you so much!!! BTW, You are an amazing dad!

  2. Yeah Kind of like in that movie "UP" when he is lowering the little boy and he falls from the sky and then it goes back to them in the house and he says, "Well that was a bad idea." Love it! Thats what happened.