Well, we went to a town called La Union that is about 2 hours from our house to participate in a outreach campaign with other pastors and churches. Josh Byrd and I went and spent two nights with the pastors and other missionaries, Jason and Angie Christman. We had a great time hanging out with our missionary friends who just recently left our town to live in this area. We were able to sleep in their house that was about 30 min. down the mountain from the school where the night services were held. This was better than my last experience with Blake Bowlin last year when we left for another outreach and stay in the outside area for three nights and four days, no shower and no house. So this time was amazing! We were able to spend time together with Jason and Angie during the day which was encouraging and uplifting to us all. This place was cooler than our town because it was higher up in the mountains and was very beautiful! The night services were about 3 or 3 1/2 hours long. They had a worship band come in and lead worship and a guest speaker to do the evangelism. The first night there were 8 who received Jesus and 4 the second night. We had to leave and missed the third night so I don't know how many received Jesus that last night. Josh and I were able to participate at the end of each service when we ministered and prayed with the people there who did not know Jesus. This is the major way that the pastors in the mountains reach out to the communities to evangelize and win souls. The people are attracted there by the music and crowd of people from the churches in the area, and then they use that opportunity to speak to the whole area with really loud speakers and invite the people to ask Jesus into their hearts. Usually they go out during the day with groups of two to walk house to house and share and pray with the people and invite them to the service that night. But this group did not do that this time. But, praise the Lord, many came to know Jesus in that area through the outreach services at night. Continue to pray for this area, La Union, and the people who received Jesus to be strengthened and grow in their relationship with Jesus.
To see pictures of this trip, click the following link: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.211170388984837.33616.211151252320084&type=1&l=1f5fc280a5 There are other pictures in this album as well.
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.