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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 23, 2012

Prayer ministry

Hey Everyone!!  Daniel and I were doing our devotion this morning, and we were talking about how the Lord works and He gives us gifts of the Spirit and talents for His glory (1 Corinthians 12).  He also leads His people to do specific things, and that is when Daniel asked me if I had wrote a blog about a ministry that God has laid on our hearts, which is not anything new, but it is to go pray for people in the hospitals.  Well, although we are just beginning, a group of girls and I have gone around a few times praying for children and adults in the hospitals.  In the few times that we have went, God has already begun to show us how prayer is "powerful and effective"(James 5:16).  The first time we went, there were several babies that were very sick.  One specific baby was fighting a very high fever, and as we asked if we could pray for the baby, the momma kind of looked at us like "whatever".  She clearly did not want us to pray for her son.  After a moment of waiting, she did let us, and we prayed for him and the momma, and then went to the next child.  The next day, when we went back, the same boy was sitting up in bed and looked much better.  We went over to ask the mother how the baby was doing, and she said, with a HUGE smile on her face, that the fever had broken, and he was getting much better! Praise the Lord!  But what really wowed me was that when I said, "Praise the Lord!", she too said, "Yes, praise the Lord!".  Although she had been hesitant the day before, she was very sure that God had healed her son!  What a great experience!!
Another story is one of a little girl that had not used the bathroom for several days because of blockage.  She had to have surgery, but after the surgery, she continued to get worse instead of better.  It was so bad, the doctor himself was saying that they were all fighting for her life.  Again, we visited her several times to pray for her and for the mother, and the last time we went to see her, she was doing very bad.  The doctor was with her, and he said that she was still fighting, and she had been there for 18 days.  I did not pray for her there because the doctor was with her, but I did pray outside the room for them. Five days later, when Jessica Byrd and I went to visit again, the nurses didn't even know who we were talking about.  The girl had been released two days after I had visited her when the doctor said she had been fighting for her life.  The nurses looked through some papers, and another nurse walked up and said that she "just got better".  Praise the Lord!  The girl's mother had been struggling with depression and thought about killing herself if the girl had died too, so God saved both of their lives!!
I wanted to share these two stories today for a couple of reasons.  One reason is because I wanted to testify to the power of God, and another reason is to encourage you to do what you feel God is laying on your heart to do.  Obey His voice so you can experience His power first hand.  We have prayed for several other children and women as well, but we have no idea what God is doing in their lives.  God is encouraging us though to continue to do what He has called us to do no matter if we never see what the purpose is or not. Obey His Word.
So, God has told me to go and pray for the people in the hospital, and that is what we are starting to do.  Please pray for God to continue to lead us to the right people and that He continues to use us to show others His power and love.

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