Orphan Care – Beyond Orphanages, serving for a lifetime. Lessons about orphan care from a missionary in Guatemala. When does our ministry end? When do we check someone we have been serving off our list and consider them “mission accomplished”? All too often in many orphanages and children’s homes, the moment they walk out the door they are forgotten.
Anyone can love when it’s easy; but, it’s how we respond when things are hard, that truly demonstrates the heart of God. Serving orphans and vulnerable children in Guatemala, we have had to figure out how to do this right.
Guatemala Missionary News April 2015. What is so amazing about the book of Esther? One of the things we find unique about Jewish culture compared to other cultures was the commandment that they care for those less fortunate, specifically, widows and orphans.
A key part of our missionary work in Guatemala is our Friday night class with the girls from the orphanage Fundaninos lately we have been placing an emphasis on life preparedness. We recently finished a Bible study series on Christian work ethic and had the girls evaluate their lives and discuss the areas where they thought they could improve in that aspect.
Ministry update by Tim and Sharie Martiny, Missionaries in Guatemala. In other special activities this month, we took the girls from Fundaninos out for a day with our family. We visited a national park at Lago de los Pinos where we spent the day swimming, playing soccer and relaxing by the lake. For many of them it was the first time they had ever swam in a lake and they loved it.