We praise our Lord and God who sees and loves us at all times no matter what we are going through in this life. God has been so faithful to us throughout these past 5 years here in Guatemala and not only to us, as a family, but to the ministry and to all the other many many families that we work with and come in contact with while ministering. And I'd like to give God the glory for what He has done for two of our pastor/friends. The pastor from the church on the rock has finished his house and is living it now! He called me the other day and asked if we could be a part of the thanksgiving celebration and dedication of his house. He and his wife are so excited and thankful, along with all the members in his church who have seen them working so hard in the construction and ministry. They are all going to get together this Thursday and celebrate together and pray blessings over the house and the pastor and his wife. And the view from the front porch...wow! It looks out at the mountains that have huge rock faces and are covered with green pine trees! Beautiful! And all this came from God's working and providing! We had two families that God used to provide the money for the house. Pray with us that God will bless those two families for their faithfulness and love for God and His people.
And God also heard the cry and plea from our pastor/friend in Camotan and his congregation for finishing the construction of their church walls and roof before the rain arrived. They live at the end of the highest mountain peak in Camotan...hahaha. The village is one of the most poorest villages of the area, but you can't notice that when you visit the church and talk with the people. They are so excited and lively! They don't think in limitations because they live as sons and daughters of the King!! And man do they give and give. It reminds me of when Jesus pointed out the widow that gave two pennies, all that she had, while all the others gave bags full of money out of their plenty. And Jesus praised the widow above the others. These folks in the village may not be able to give all that is needed, but they give all that they have and then go even further to work hard with their hands and put so much time into helping with the construction. And God also provided for the construction so that they will be able to finish before the rains come and not end up in debt. Praise the Lord!! He is so good and faithful! And His timing is perfect and miraculous so that no one else can receive the glory or credit...only God!
I will post some pictures next week of the pastor's house that is finished and the church in Camotan that finished the walls and roof. Keep praying for these villages and families! And praise our God and give Him thanks with us for His wonderful works and love for His people!! God bless!!
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.