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.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Back in School!!!
I really missed going to the schools and visiting the kids and having fun with them. I feel I am in my comfort zone with them and can act normal...you know. Don't judge...b/c they don't! Haha One of our good friends is a teacher in this school in the city of Chiquimula and always opens the doors for us to be able to go and speak to the kids. She has been a huge influence on the kids for more than three years now b/c the school keeps moving her up to teach the higher grades the following year, making it possible for her to stay with the same group of kids! These kids seem to be normal...in both good and bad ways...but when she started sharing with me about their history and family situations I was surprised and sad. Many work to get food after their classes...others have no parents or have been abandoned by one of them...and the things these kids have already seen and experienced would blow your mind. But we sure do have a great time with them! We usually play with them at first and then do a short Biblical story to teach them something along the lines of moral issues. This helps us be able to keep teaching and not sound like preachers and eventually get kicked out. If they can justify that we are teaching the kids good morals than it's ok...what better moral lessons than from our Lord! So this past time I spoke to them about Jesus' first miracle and how an empty situation is only an opportunity for our Lord...not a problem. And how our obedience can bring about miracles in our lives! And the faith it takes to obey some of the crazy things we are told to do...from teachers, parents, authorities,...but mostly from God! He knows best and wants to give us the best!! I will be going back to them the first week in April! So keep the kids from the school Abraham in your prayers!!! And their awesome teacher, Zuly, in your prayers as she minsters to them everyday! God is good!! There you go....