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.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The struggle

We moved to Guatemala on January 6, 2009. Although he was a day shy of 2 years old, Levi decided a long time ago he liked the States much better than Guatemala. He struggles with being a missionary. (Notice there I said he IS a missionary.) Of course he has informed us a few times that he will NOT be one when he grows up. ☺️ Bless him. He is such a trooper. 
The first night in our new house in El Morral village, he noticed that he can see all the city lights from Chiquimula, the city down the mountain. He then informs us in the morning that he has the best room in the house and that we live in the best house ever. Those two statements are a big deal. There's not much he gets excited about, unless of course we are getting on the airplane to go to 'Bama. 
I don't say these things to compare the States with Guatemala. (Mary K. And Uriah love every part of Guatemala.) I'm sharing a significant event in our lives. For the past few days, Levi has been a good different. (Of course being a 9 year old, he could wake up with a completely different attitude this morning.) But for this moment, I praise God for the spark. 
We pray our kids love God no matter how much they dislike their circumstances. He gives us those "rooms with a view" just at that right moment. He is good. 
May we trust Him far more than we trust our physical situation. 
This is the view from Levi's and Uriah's room. 


  1. Well now that I am completely in tears!!!!! Thank you for sharing this. There is so much truth in what you've said. Joy must come from Him, and not be dictated by our circumstances. But sometimes that's so hard! Love y'all and praying for many more moments like this. ~Daph

  2. Praise Jesus! So glad to hear! And what is funny is that he probably will be the one to grow up and be a missionary!!! LOL And ROCK at it! God's funny like that! 😂