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.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
How many of you want a sweet cup of coffee that offers all the deep smooth flavors but still has the kick you need for the day? Welp...WE GOT IT!! We have a great friend, Rick Walker, who has teamed up with two other guys to start a coffee ministry. Yep...it is a ministry and not a business. They buy coffee from Guatemala to sell in the States for fundraisers and to send money back to Guatemala to help with ministering to the people and provide for some of their needs. So they can help with raising money for whatever necessity there might be with you and help the people of Guatemala, and the only thing you have to do is...ready...Drink some of the best coffee you'll ever taste. I mean...it's the best of both worlds! I know...that didn't really make sense but it's a funny line off the movie, Rookie of the year. So you can have better tasting 100% pure Guatemalan coffee everyday and know that each cup you drink is helping to minister to people all over the world! WOW! I could really end this update right now and be totally fine with it!! But there is more to share about the trip the guys took this past week coming here and visiting the farm and meeting the owner of the farm. Rick and Nate Stewart came and spent two days talking to Amado Palencia learning about the process it takes starting from planting the coffee to the moment it overwhelms your taste buds as it enters our mouth. Haha This is fun. But they came to get this ministry up and going full force and provide everyone with more information and visual education on their coffee and the ministry. They made videos of the people working in the farm planting, cutting, and sorting out your coffee. They also recorded the process of cleaning, drying, selecting the qualities, toasting the coffee, and packaging the coffee to ship to your coffee pot! We learned so much about Amado and how cool this dude really is! How he takes care of his employees, providing education for the children of his workers and the people in the surrounding areas that the government had abandoned, how he fights to reserve the natural state of the Earth like trees, springs, flowers, and animals, and how he started all this from nothing and now has a HUGE business that is making a huge impact on Guatemala. He even has bacterial reactors that clean the water used to rinse the coffee before he releases that water back into the local area's water supply! Good stuff! And his farm!!....WOW!!...1,200 acres of natural beauty! Mountains upon mountains that would take your breath away. And he has cabins throughout the land where he offered them to us to be able to bring people to stay and enjoy the air for free! We are going to go spend some family time there very soon, Lord willing! So it was a very successful two days with Amado and the guys, praise the Lord. They also went around the other day taking pictures of some families that needed help with new roofs and others a retaining wall so their house wouldn't fall into the river. They also went to the hospital to pray for the babies and kids. They are hoping to send back a couple of fans a month to keep the patients a little cooler and not soaking wet in sweat. We are very excited to see what God is going to do through this ministry! You can order your coffee on their web page, www.daythreecoffee.com and see all the pictures and videos as well. They also have the option to order and pay for it right there and if you are wanting the proceeds from your purchase to go directly to our ministry then we have a promotion code you can put in...CRXHED and the money will be deposited into our ministry account for Guatemala. And if not... that's ok and you can decide where that money goes.
Please keep these guys in your prayers and the vision and ministry God has given them. And you can always help by buying the coffee and enjoying it yourself and bless the ministry at the same time. Well....there you go! God bless!!!