Happenings in Guatemala, October 2016. This month we were blessed to have a visit from F.I.R.E. missionaries in Mexico who now our supervisors. We appreciated their insight and they were a great encouragement to us. We are still here and carrying on with our work, so I guess we passed the test and get keep being missionaries.
Sometimes I’m amazed by the things that amaze children. Last week we took a trip to the zoo. We brought the children who attend classes at our Community Center in Colonia Santa Fe, one of the dangerous “red zones” of Guatemala City.
Small group discipleship with orphans in Guatemala. Spiritual instruction, growth and discipleship is the heart call of every true missionary. In serving the orphan and fatherless the need is great to disciple them in the teachings of Christ.
Lessons from a missionary in Guatemala. Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Despite our best efforts, despite our good intentions, despite the fact that we may have even done things correctly. They…just…don’t…turn…out.
When kids love to learn great things happen! In our ministry in Guatemala I have found that teaching children is an adventure and each and every child is unique and precious in their own way. Discovering how to reach them in the way that they learn best can be a challenge.
Father's day in Guatemala. What does it mean to be a father? As a father of six wonderful children, today I found myself thinking this, not just in a personal sense, either as a father myself or in relation to my own father, but in the greater sense of God our heavenly father and us, his adopted children.
Mission Trips to Guatemala. What is it that differentiates a mission trip from any other kind of humanitarian aid or social work? Perhaps the reason lies in what we call it, a “mission trip”, if so, what is that mission?
Loving the Least of These in Guatemala. Can it really be as simple as that? A ministry without any greater physical, practical or social end that exists merely to love Jesus through caring for the “least of these”?
When do you stop looking for, helping and serving a lost sheep that just wants to go its own way? I’ll tell you when, it’s when Christ stops looking for us. A story of our ministry to the orphaned, vulnerable and disabled.
Baptisms in Guatemala. Two of our daughters made the decision to get baptized. That they chose to get baptized in the church that we love, that they made the decision to make a public profession of their personal faith, belief and acceptance of their salvation by grace through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, was wonderful.
Missionary News From Guatemala, January 2016. One of the things I love most about being in Guatemala for Christmas, is celebrating it with the children we love. Our children, friends, current and former students. Together we celebrate the birth of Christ in community with one another.
We were blessed to receive a donation of more “Action Bibles” for orphans and vulnerable children in Guatemala. This enabled us to give one to each of the students at the Ravine school. The students, who come from very poor families, had never seen such amazing, illustrated, color Bibles and were excited to receive their very own copy.