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, April 17, 2013
Working with the eye doctors
We had the privilege again this year to work with Dr. Rooney and his group of eye doctors. Some are still in their process of studying to be doctors while some that have been coming as students actually came back as doctors. They spent four days working with the people in two different places giving out glasses, medicine, and finding good candidates for the surgical team that came the week after they left. This group has been coming for the past three years, and we have made some friends and always have a great time with them! Bless their hearts...they have to rely on me to translate and help with the different drops and medicines. By now they already know me and are use to me but not the new ones this year! Ha! They saw, I think, over 1,500 people in those four days. It was very hot and the people never stopped coming. They actually had to say no more after a certain time or there would have been no limit. Some of the people from the town were there waiting at 4 in the morning! The doctors and students never stopped working and I never heard them complaining! Many people received wonderful medical attention and medicine to help with their eyes! I learn so much from Dr. Rooney and his team each year they come! What a humble group with a true heart to serve and love on these people here in Chiquimula. I look forward to seeing some of them again next year!