Guatemala: July 2016
This week was spent with special people doing the Lord’s work, the Lord’s way, all for the Lord’s Glory! This team of 28 bonded as a family, the body of Christ to be His Hands & Feet to those who struggle for daily necessities.
During the week we divided into ministry teams within the town of Villa Nueva:
~ One mission project consisted of building a Hen House and stocking it with 50 egg bearing hens, which will provide 50 eggs a day or $5 daily income. The mother of this family also received a two burner propane cook-top stove which replaced her tire rim wood stove.
~ A group constructed a Bathroom/Shower combo for a family of 5; while the men focused on the actual construction the women ministered to the mother and played games with the children.
~ The countryside ministry team walked throughout the hills and up to the mountaintops sharing the Gospel and distributing bibles and beans.
~ A women’s and children’s ministry was held at the local church. Women were encouraged with a message of HOPE, blessed with gift bags and black beans. The children played games and received donations of caps, shorts, t-shirts, dresses, necklaces, shoes, toothbrushes, balls, candy and so much more.
~ Our first dental mission was a huge success, over 80 patients were treated for cavities and extractions. This is a much needed service and we are anticipating the next HOPE Clinic.
The team returned home completely filled with love and joy for the people of Guatemala. God used the least of these to speak and minister to us; we were broken throughout the week and will never forget our lessons of love and redemption.