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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.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Learning Every Day

Hello there. Been a while since I wrote on here but it has been very busy here and I fall asleep every night before I can even get comfortable and roll over. But that's better than not being able to fall asleep or not have a nice comfortable bed to fall asleep in. I always thank God for our awesome beds and our amazing A/C in our bedrooms every night!! You remember the man that was having seizures....I had to put him in his bed that night and saw that it was a concrete floor! So I am thankful and I do not mean that lightly. But things are going good for us. We have been very busy with the ministry and school and the clinic. Mme Jo is still doing very good and blessing a lot of lives. I still love helping her interpret to the people. When ever I get a chance to mess with the people I will tell them that the doctor said this is really bad and you only have a couple more weeks to live...after they turn white I laugh and tell them I am joking. HAHA I know...that is wrong but you have to learn to have fun no matter where you are and they eventually laugh after I convince them that I was only joking. Good stuff! But I'd like to share about two men in the village who have totally changed by the grace of God. Both these men are married to two sisters and have over 8 kids each. They use to get up before the sun rise and go off drinking and come back to eat lunch and then go back for more drinking until about 11 at night. They did not provide for their families and yelled and hit their families and caused a lot of hurt and pain for everyone. But now they have not been drinking for more the 3 months now and you should see the difference on their wives faces and the faces of their children. They seem content and actually have life back in the eyes! The men are working and helping with the kids. These guys seemed hopeless and had been drinking since who knows when but now b.c of the grace of God and his power, they are totally different and doing good now!! Praise the Lord! And another quick story...I went to visit and check on Esteban again and his grandmother. He wasn't there but his grandmother was so I sat and talked to her for a while. She was sharing that she feels soo alone b/c she has horrible arthritis in her knees and legs and can't get out to see people and no body visits her. So also said she needs food b/c no body helps her with that need either. So I wanted to see her kitchen and what she had to eat to see what I might need to take her. She had just got some beans and rice from her son and was cooking them. She had a little plate with some chilly peppers on them for seasoning. That is what they use for making their food taste good! You know...have flavor. I told her that I really liked the peppers and how they tasted. Well you know what she then did! She took what little peppers she had to flavor her food and offered them to me!! After sharing how she had no food and after I saw that she had very little food...she wanted to offer me the little bit of flavoring she had. So I took them all and ate them right there! HA JUST JOKING!! I told her NO!!! I would not take her food from her that she needed them. She agreed but look what she was going to do! I am reminded so often how good I got it and how much more I need to share and have a cheerful giving heart!! God bless her. Well we are eating in Charlie's Pizza this Sat. so pray that it goes good! I think this will be so cool and a wonderful experience for the men! Thank the Lord we are able to do this for the men's ministry! God is good!! There you go...



Daniel

2 comments:

  1. DANIEL!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GOT UP THE NERVE TO TELL SOMEONE THAT MIMI JO SAID THEY ONLY HAD A FEW WEEKS TO LIVE!!!!!!!! That is hilarious though and I would never be able to do that! HA! What does Mimi Jo say! HAHAHA! What about the lady that was going to test for breast cancer? I haven't hear an update about her?
    How is it going with your vehicle situation too?

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  2. I thought you said the story about the cars breaking down was going to be funny!!! I like the part about attacking the robber. Did he have a knife?

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