Yes, we run two community centers in Guatemala teaching Bible, computer classes and tutoring 150 kids, but hugely important is that we give them a safe place to learn. Read on to find out why that's so important.
Multiplication! Missionary goes from 30 classes a month to 300 in Guatemala in ministry! Over the past few years we have seen incredible growth in our ministry in Guatemala, but it didn't happen by chance. Let me tell you how it happened.
The repercussions of generational brokenness are widely disseminated through our culture. Especially in relation to fatherlessness in Guatemala. But the cycle that seemingly persists so endlessly can be broken.
Moving from Betterment to Development as a Missionary in Guatemala. In seeking to help others we need to make a concerted effort to move from betterment to development if we truly want to have a lasting impact.
The Missionary Calling in Guatemala. I never cease to be amazed at how God works. From the simple seemingly mundane things in life, to the marvelous workings of the universe, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9
Where is the Fruit in your ministry in Guatemala? That is a question I get asked a lot. In today’s world of stats, metrics and instant data, people want to quantify progress and break it down into neat clean identifiable charts. They want to see constant sustainable growth and determine if your work is “worth” supporting.
As a missionary, there are some times when God steps in, moments when you say “Ah Ha! That’s what it was all about!” You do the planning, but when you see things come together, there is no way you can claim the credit for it and you realize that it was God was working behind the scenes all along.This week I had one of those moments.
The Unquantifiable. During my time as a missionary in Guatemala I have found that there are some things that are connected to our lives which we never see in their fullness. Like the ripples in a pond carrying out from the splash made by a rock tossed into water. The fruit of and long term effects of ministry oftentimes carry on beyond our sight.