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 25, 2013
We were able to host a pool party for the same class I went to the week before. The teacher, who attends the same church, called and asked if they could come and swim at our house. Well, we have a pool in the back that is above ground and has no filtering system on it...so you just fill it and after a week or so you have to drain it b/c it gets dirty. So we never use it...so it was really dirty!! I spent all day cleaning and scrubbing it with Ajax and chlorine to get the algae and nasty off the walls and floor so it wouldn't turn green in one day. Well that afternoon when I had finished cleaning it and had put silicone down on some spots that leaked a huge storm came making the mud water in our drains back up and come up the pool drain and into the pool making it dirty again!! I almost called her back and said that it wasn't going to be clean and filled again in time. But I cleaned the floor again really fast and started filling it up with water from our well. This takes all day because you can't just turn it on until it is full or the pump would burn up so you have to fill it a little then turn it off so the pump can cool down. But praise the Lord it filled up in one day and the kids were able to swim and have a great time! I really think that it was a miracle b/c I have never been able to fill it up in one day. But there was like 19 kids that came and swam. We also took two breaks to talk to them about Jesus' death and resurrection and then later about obedience. They played games in the pool and had a great time! Zuly, the teacher, told me that this was the only time many of them would be able to get out and do something fun during their vacation this week. They never are able to get out and do this. So praise God for the opportunities to open up your house and make a difference in someones life and love on them. And thank everyone of you for your prayers and support to make this possible. You were just as much a part of that moment with the kids as we were. God bless!!