What We Do

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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, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!!

Well, I'm home with a sick little girl. She started getting a fever last night when we were in a youth event at the church, and she has pretty much had one ever since. We don't really know what is wrong. She just doesn't feel good and has a fever, so Lord willing, she will be better by tonight. Please pray for her.

Happy 4th of July everyone! You know, the Independence day here is on Sept. 15th, and they make their own fireworks here...actually, I would call them bombs, but whatever. They say that the ones with colors are shot during Christmas, but we have been in the States for Christmas, so we don't know. Fireworks are a big deal here. Every birthday is celebrated with fireworks...at 5 in the morning...EVERY BIRTHDAY. And we live in a pretty big neighborhood where each house has at least a family of six living in it. Usually a band follows at 5:15 am, and at 6 am, everyone goes back to sleep. And if you think I'm exaggerating, just come and live with us for a week, and you will experience the 5 am birthday blast. (Just ask my parents.) But, it is funny how your ears get used to things. There are also some black birds that sit outside our windows, and when the sun comes up, they got to "singing". (Actually outrageous squawking). But we didn't even know they still were there anymore until my parents came to visit us a few weeks ago and asked how we could sleep with the birds and fireworks in the morning. Don't even notice them anymore. :)

Anyway, I guess I just wanted to share the firework story...and wish everyone a Happy 4th!

Much Love,



  1. WOW! Are you serious??? 5am in the morning??? For a birthday?? I would be ticked if someone woke me up on my birthday that early. They go back to bed, huh? And leave you guys awake. Yeah, I guess you do get used to things, like when we lived RIGHT BESIDE a railroad track and my bed would shake at night from it, but then I wouldn't notice anymore. OR how Daniel is used to the birds there squawking because he has gotten used to Brandi's squawking. HAHAHAHAHA!

  2. HAHAHAHAHA! That is hilarious Leigh. I dont think Brandi will agree but freakin hilarious!