We had the privilege of working with a youth group from a Baptist church in Florida who was here with Sarita. We went with them to a school here in Chiquimula and helped with presenting a little Bible study, games, and music to the school. There were almost 400 students at the school!! We played some songs with them. One of the songs has dance moves with it that is for exercise or a drill in the military. The group did some dramas and more songs. Then a guy from the group spoke on the love and renewal we receive from the blood of Jesus. It was very fun and exciting to be able to minister to and play with so many kids!! They then went to Sarita's ministry and performed the same program with the group for those kids. Nancy and Ashley went with them to help with that program. Although it was only one day, we had a great time with the group and hope to be able to work with them again.
We also had a group from Josh and Jessica Byrd's ministry come and stay at our house July 19-23. They did a lot of construction, painting, and evangelizing. I was able to go with them one day and do some construction on the kitchen area at Sarita's ministry, and then later we all went with them to an orphanage in Camotan to help the group present their program to the kids in the orphanage. Then on Sunday morning we went with one of our dear friends at the church on the rock to invite the people to the church service that night were the group did some dramas and the leader preached. Brandi and one of the youth lead worship on a keyboard that the group bought for the church! The church was FULL of people!! The group did awesome in their dramas and the leader delivered a great evangelical message to the church. There was also an artist in the group. She was able to paint a mural on the wall while the service was going on at night! It looked great! There is someone in the church that can paint as well so the group left the paint to finish with more murals and scriptures on the walls. I was very excited for the pastor and the church with their keyboard and beautiful pictures on the walls! Praise the Lord and thank you New Bethel Baptist youth group and Josh and Jessica for blessing the church on the rock! God is good!!!
What We Do
- Eyes Wide Open Ministries
- 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.