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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Almost done!

Praise God, the 2016/2017 school year is almost in the books. Although I'm sure my kids could have learned more, they have learned a lot. Levi will pass the 4th grade, and MK will pass 3rd. The Lord is good! Uriah has already started some school, but he will begin formal Kindergarten in August. Time has definitely flown by!
To be honest, I never wanted to homeschool. It wasn't in my plans for sure. I was a super confident secondary math teacher but was consumed by the fear of teaching my own kids. I guess my main reason is that I'm not a very creative and fun elementary teacher (and my History knowledge is embarrassing). The other is that I truly believe that children learn from other children. Cooperational learning is a BIG topic in the education world. But God is showing me that when He calls us to do something, He will provide, lead us, and even use our weaknesses. God is also opening my eyes to how vast His understanding is! Although public school is awesome, so is homeschool! Both have their great advantages. 
Above all, God continues to remind me of how He is the greatest Teacher. When I was overwhelmed at the thought of raising our children in another country, God led me to Isaiah 54:13, 17b "All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace...this is the heritage of the servants of the LORD." I can't stop thinking about this verse today and how true it is. 
Another new adventure this spring semester was that the kids wanted to go to school here in El Morral, where they only speak and teach in Spanish. They chose to go in the morning and do homeschool in the afternoon. I actually thought it would last two weeks, but they have done great! Another surprise from God. It has helped our kids with their Spanish, and they have made several friends. 
God is faithful and does far more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). I just wanted to praise Him for that today.