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.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Our Bodyguards

Over the past few months, gangs from El Salvador have been leaving their country in order to expand their "territory" and start other gangs in other countries. Guatemala has been fighting against this and arresting many of these gang members. Many of them have been killed as well. It's crazy living in a place where there is still this "wild west" mentality on handling crime and "bad guys."

But some of these gang members were coming up to El Morral village, where we are living, in the middle of the night to steal motorcycles and whatever else they could grab. Our friends here were very upset and nervous about all this. One night, a motorcycle was stolen from the front porch of a house. The houses here are built differently from the States. The door to go into the bedroom is on the front porch. So for someone to be bold enough to steal something from your porch was basically going into your house while you are there sleeping and stealing your stuff. So....our friends were telling us to be very careful and what to do or not to do. One of them started praying and fasting about all this and asking God to protect the families and the houses from the gangs and thieves.

One night, his wife had a dream. In the dream, she heard something outside on her porch while she was alone in the house. She quietly went outside to see what or who it was. Turning the corner on her porch, she found herself right in front of a huge, very tall man. His clothes were a sky blue color. She was so afraid and didn't know what to do. He said, "Don't be afraid. I am sent here to protect your house from any evil. And not only your house, but every house where God's people live."

She woke up and didn't feel upset or worried anymore. And her husband said that this was God answering his prayers and pleads to protect them from evil.

Isn't God awesome?! And He most definitely is our Comforter, Protector, and Peace. Amen!