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, February 5, 2014
How awesome and wonderful is our God! Not a question...He is pure awesomeness! He never ceases to amaze us and overwhelm us with His goodness and love for us. We have a testimony for our God...not that He needs one...but we want to give glory and honor to His name for the great things He has done. We have been praying for over a year for a truck to use in the ministry. We have to travel in the mountains a lot and when we God provides, we can work with the communities and pastors in building/improving houses and churches. This requires transporting the materials and goods to the villages. We have been blessed by so many here in Chiquimula in helping us with the transportation...paying for it and some simply wanting to help us. But there was always so many phone calls looking for that transportation, and many times we didn't find the means to get the things there until days before construction...nerve racking sometimes. So we just kept praying faithfully and waiting for God's timing. Welp...His timing has arrived!! We were blessed by a family in the States with a donation to the ministry that provided the money to buy the truck. So we looked for over two months in the States for a Ford F250/350 diesel, 4x4, six seed...well we never found one that had the 7.3 (better) motor in it in the States. We came back to Guatemala and kept praying and looking here for the same truck. There are hardly any of these trucks here, but they are here. But we heard the same story here as in the States..."Those six speed, 7.3's are pretty much impossible to find." Well is anything impossible for our God!?? Even though at times it seems that way and feels impossible...nothing is impossible for God! I actually found the exact truck that we had been praying for right here in Chiquimula, Guatemala!! About 2 miles from my house! That took away the shipping from the States, taxes here in Guatemala, and paper work getting it registered here. One of our friends here said, "It's like God had that truck set aside the whole time for the ministry." The owner wasn't even selling it and came off the asking price more than $2,000 to help out the ministry. So God had it taking care of years ago when we started praying about the truck. I love Ephesians 2:10 where God says that He has everything prepared IN ADVANCE for His workmanship. When He calls us to do these good works for His glory, He has already prepared everything in advance for us to do it. He knows what we need and provides it. He even provided the transportation before we even had a truck so we were never left without! And I know He would keep making a way even if we hadn't bought this truck or another one. So we are allowed to do these things for God who has it all lined up to be accomplished. God is good and so faithful! Glory to God! It is a 2001 Ford F350 crew cab long bed 4x4 6 speed work style truck. Please keep the truck in your prayers as we start using it and traveling around the country with the pastors and groups! God bless!!