Guatemalan News February 2014February 15, 2014
A New Year Begins in Guatemala 2014.
Another year of classes begins! It’s always exciting to start classes again at the beginning of a new year. There is a lot of work that goes into planning, preparing and updating our educational programs, but it is well worth the effort. Looking back on how we started in a small orphanage with nothing more than a whiteboard and a Bible, we are amazed to see how God has put us in a position to impact the lives of hundreds and hundreds of children.
As missionaries our primary objective is always sharing the Gospel with the children we work with, and teaching them the Bible. To that end we are faithful to study scripture, have Bible studies and prayer times with the children.
However, we also feel that God has called us to teach, train and prepare the children for their lives by teaching them practical skills. Which is why we have developed programs that teach, carpentry, cooking and computer classes. All of our classes and interactions with the children are used as an opportunity to teach them the Biblical values of faithfulness, stewardship and diligence. We believe that an important part of the ministry God has given us is to show His love to the children by spending time pouring into them, loving them and showing that we care by being there for them.
The locations we are working with this year include; the orphanage Fundaninos, the Precious Moments school, the Ravine school and My Special treasure orphanage, in total several hundred children.