What We Do

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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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Youth Seminar



We had our second youth seminar this year on September 28, 29. We had 19 youth come and participate in the seminar. We taught the youth using the Experiencing God book but the youth edition. We received 17 of these books from another ministry here in Guatemala that collects material and ships it to Guatemala to give out to churches and ministries. So we were able to give each youth their own book to use and have. We are going to get two more to give to the two who did not get their book. We asked the pastors to send us the youth from their churches that were between 15 to 23 years old and who were leaders and teachers in the churches. We were really praying and hoping that this would be a seminar to equip and teach these youth to be able to go and do the same in their communities and churches. We had a awesome group of leaders and youth who were in love with God and hungry and passionate for His Word! It always makes things easier and more enjoyable to teach those who are hungry and listening to everything being spoken! Amen Pastors and Teachers?? We invited Bryan...Ashley's "special friend" HAHA...to help teach with Brandi, Nancy, and myself. We taught on God speaking...The test of Faith that comes afterwards...The adjustments we must make in our lives because of this...and The importance of obedience to what God says. All this is tied together in the book on how it leads us to a personal love relationship with God. GOOD STUFF!! We had a great time during the two days with the youth. Nancy and I actually cleaned and filled the pool with water so they could swim during the breaks. And of course they Loved that! We also played games and took them to the local mall to eat lunch the last day. It was the first time ever again for many of the new comers to eat pizza. I found out that almost all of them have never eaten at McDonald's...something different to take in.
But at the end of the weekend with the youth, I really enjoyed being with them and of course aggravating all of them!! I tried to set a few of them up with the lovely godly girls and godly men that were there from other villages. They just turned really red and looked at me like I was crazy! And I had my few that I always picked on and used as examples. But I find out that even though they act like they are going to be scared for life...that is what they enjoy and like...I am Crazy!! Weird concept but it works with the youth...not so much with the older folks...they just sit their and look like they are going to knock my head off. But there you go...keep these youth in your prayers! I have already communicated with many of them, and I am going to go listen to them as they teach the Experiencing God book to their churches. Awesome! Praise God!! There you go...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sick!!!

Well I had my first experience with the Dengue Virus! WOW! It was horrible! Dengue is very similar to Malaria. It comes from a mosquito bite that is infected with the virus and lasts usually from 7 to 10 days. It causes very high fevers, severe body pain, sore throat, nausea, a rash, and much more. I told Brandi to go ahead and call our pastors and tell them to come and pray for me b/c it was the end! HA! It was really that bad though. And about three weeks before that, I had a really bad infection in my body that took a big hit on me. And then two weeks before the Dengue I got Shingles on my right hand and a little on my arm. Those things really hurt and effect too much of the normal activity. I was prescribed a strong anti-biotic for these shingles because the doctor thought it was a fungus under the skin. Well because I took the anti-biotic when it wasn't necessary I ended up getting a fungus in my stomach and intestines the week of my Dengue suffering and couldn't leave the bathroom...if you know what I mean! And while I was sitting in bed getting over the fever, I got an upper respiratory infection and cough. This was all within a 4 to 5 week period! Too much for this old man! It was like I turned 31 in August and everything went down the drain!! BUT...I am finally getting over everything and getting some strength back. My hand still hurts where the shingles were. I don't know how long that'll take to stop, but I am praying and believing it won't be much longer. But it's all good to go! I'll get over it and get it done...Lord willing! Please keep me in your prayers! That was really tough!