We have been working on the kids' residency papers now for one year after working for a year on their temporary residency. Every time we go to immigration to get something done, something is not right and we either have to pay for something else or go back another day. It's a 4 hour drive to get there one way. We have been there three times in a week and a day! This time we were at the last point...the last step...and some thing was wrong with the paper work that THEY filled out! And we had to pay more money for them to fix it! They said it was my fault for not knowing what data had to be on there and not correcting it when they asked me to look at the spelling and see if it was all good. The spelling was good...they just put the wrong name on there! HA! How was I suppose to know what name was suppose to be on there...I thought that was their job. BUT after paying the fine and doing more paper work really fast we got back into the process without having to go home and then turn around and drive back just to pay and get into the process again. They told me we were going to have to come back another day b/c there were no more numbers...but praise the Lord for His favor and mercy...they stayed and waited and allowed us to get it done that day. We still have to wait 8 days and then go back and try again...but what else can you do?? As Josiah says, "The bird eats and the worm dies." I know...doesn't make since but makes you laugh and get over it.
That was stressful. I could actually feel my face get red and hot when they told me it was my fault and I had to pay them to fix it! I started feeling a lot of pressure in my head and my eyes started burning...I stopped and thought, what is going on?! Then I realized that my blood pressure must be going up! Haha I thought now come on Daniel! Calm down. I started praying and hoping that I wouldn't pass out or have a stroke! That was a first for me. And after getting Brandi calmed down and out of their, we made it home. I read a kids' devotion book to the kids before they go to sleep every night...well can you guess what it was about?? It was about not giving up and staying focused while you do your best for the Lord! HAHA! "Do your best to live at peace with everyone." I couldn't help but laugh and feel better! God is so good to us and always encourages us and gets us through everything! His gentleness is always there and His encouragement and love too. Sometimes we act like, "NO! Don't touch me right now...I'm mad!" when God is trying to comfort us and tell us it is going to be ok. Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness and strength!
Please pray that it all comes out correct and we can finish it when we go back in 8 days. I am so tired of that drive and seeing Immigration. But praise the Lord we'll get there and be done soon!
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.