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.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Number one for Uriah
Well Uriah got his first stitches yesterday. We were eating at a restaurant that had a playground set. There was a sand box at the bottom of a slide, and the kids were sitting and playing in the sand after we finished eating. Well the set was built a little too high so the slide was close to being straight up and down so that the kids would go really fast on the way down. Levi went down really fast and hit Uriah in the chest causing him to fall hard backwards and hit his head on the railroad wood beams that were lining the sand box. We heard him cry really hard and knew it was a big one even though we didn't see it happen. We go over there and pick him up and dust him off and bring him back to the table to give him a drink and hold him for a while. He was laying the right side of his head against Brandi's shoulder and when he sat up to get a drink of water there was blood all over the side of his head down to his neck and all over Brandi. He had already stopped crying at this point so that was a pretty big shock to us! Mom starts panicking a little, and I start trying to find the cut. His hair is so fine that it was all clotted up in the blood so I couldn't see the cut. I put some water on it and cleaned it a little and saw the 1 inch line on his scalp. But it didn't look that deep and it had already stopped bleeding. So we called a friend and asked where to take him if he needed stitches and went home to clean him up good and get a good look at it. Even after we got home and cleaned him up some more to get a better look, it still didn't look deep but it was a long cut. I couldn't get butterflies to stay on his head because of all the hair and all I could hear was my mother-in-law yelling at me for not taking her baby to the doctor to get it checked out. So we went to a local 24 hour clinic and had them look at it. Without even cleaning it they said he definitely needed stitches. But after he started cleaning it and got Uriah's hair out of the way and opened it up to clean inside......it was very deep! A half inch deep or probably a little more than that. Bless his heart, he was so strong...after the numbing shot and he started humming the theme song to the superman cartoon with Brandi and laughing really loud between the cries when he could tell they were doing something to his head. So my little bubba got several stitches and is taking meds to prevent infection and help with the pain. He actually slept through the entire night...that I know of. So please keep him in your prayers as his head heals! I guess the old way of taking care of wounds...just rubbing some dirt on it and going on with whatever you were doing...isn't really the best way to fix things. But it seemed to work with our grandparents. There you go...