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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.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

School in San Juan

Praise the Lord we were able to visit the school in San Juan again this past week. We haven't been back to this school since August of last year. This school can be a challenge for me because the kids are a little harder at listening and participating. The kids love Nancy and she enjoys teaching them so we usually take turns teaching this school. However, this visit was just the opposite. We arrived and the kids were very excited to see us and asked where we had been for so long and why we hadn't visited them before now. I chased some of them around and would hang them upside down or throw them up in the air until they would cry...haha! Just joking about the crying part...but I had you going there! But we did play around while waiting for the time to share. Then we played a game with them...boys against girls. And I don't think I have to tell you who won....BOYS! of course! There were a few of the guys who I reckon thought they were too cool for the game and just sat and watched...but when it got pretty intense and close to the girls winning, I notice they were pretty involved and intense themselves! Good stuff!! I use to be there, sad enough! If they could just realize that being cool is not fun and being crazy is awesome...their lives would be so much easier! Then we taught them about the Good Samaritan. But we did it by acting out the parable. We picked some guys and girls to be play the roles of the different characters in the story, but when we got ready and Nancy read the part for them to go out and act...they would run away and try to hide from me! So I ended up playing a role in every part of the drama with them. I was a priest, Levite, and a good Samaritan and at the same time...the Samaritan's donkey! But the sweet thing was that all the kids were watching and listening....quietly!!! WOW! They all stayed to listen...they all sat and watched....and no one was talking or not paying attention! It was awesome!! They were able to repeat the main points and seemed to understand what it is to be a neighbor and how to treat other people! Praise the Lord! Even the teachers were surprised! Now the next time could be a total flop!! But I am excited and happy about how things went this time! We hope to go visit another school this week and do the same lesson. God is good!! There you go...

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