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.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bad Spanish Interpretation

Something so weird happened last night. The leader of my cell group wanted me to go and "help" another woman with her cell group, so I thought "I can do that, as long as I don't have to teach it". I had talked to her over the phone about it...very dangerous when your original language is not Spanish...and I understood her to say that I was going to go to this woman's cell group and she would teach and I would help, so I just read over the devotion for the night and took off for her house...Well, when the devotion was starting, my leader was praying and I understood her to say "Lord, please give Brandi the words to say tonight as she speaks." My stomach dropped to be knees!!! I had no idea what to do. I couldn't tell them that I did not have ANYTHING to teach because this woman that had opened her house for the devotion was very poor and she had refreshments for us and my leader had already told everyone that I would be speaking...TALK ABOUT PASSING OUT! So, I took a deep breath and prayed, and no one ever knew I was not prepared!! The Spanish was rough at first, but my leader just told me that she just thought I was a little nervous! Wow! This living by faith in a Spanish-speaking country is a little nerve wrecking!! :) BUT GOD IS VERY FAITHFUL TO PROVIDE US EVERYTHING WE NEED AND THE WORDS TO SAY!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our Church - Casa del Alfarero

I love our church here in Guatemala. Don't get me wrong, I love my churches in Alabama too, but God has truly blessed us with such a great church while we are serving Him here. The worship is awesome, the preaching is awesome, and it is very evident that they love God and love others. Our church here meets on Sundays and then has cell groups and prayer meetings throughout the week. Daniel and I are a part of the cell groups, and we love the prayer meetings. There is a prayer meeting at 5am on Saturday mornings with worship and prayer, and then the first 10 days of the month they have prayer every morning and evening. There are so many opportunities to be in the church and to fellowship with the body of Jesus in Guatemala, and we are very thankful to have that!

There are about 850 members in the church, but the Lord has truly started pushing them to keep growing and reaching the lost in this area. I thought it would be awesome to get our church FAMILIES in Alabama praying for our church FAMILY here in Guatemala. Please join with us as we pray for wisdom, strength, and guidance for the pastors, leaders, and members in Casa del Alfarero.

We love you! Thank you for your prayers!