Articles, news and stories about what God is doing in Guatemala

June 27, 2016
When kids love to learn great things happen!

When Kids Love to Learn

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.
June 19, 2016
My thoughts on father's day in Guatemala

My Thoughts on Fathers Day

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.
June 4, 2016
who are we here to reach in Guatemala

Who Are We Here to Reach

As missionaries working in Guatemala, just who are we here to reach? Could it be the people that God places in our path on a daily basis? Not just those in our ministry?
May 15, 2016
lessons learned about serving orphans in Guatemala from cafo 2016

What I Learned About Orphan Care at CAFO Last Week

6 important things I learned about serving orphans in Guatemala while attending the 2016 CAFO Summit.
May 1, 2016
When You Follow Where God is Leading...Great Things Happen!

When You Follow Where God is Leading…Great Things Happen!

When You Follow Where God is Leading...Great Things Happen!
April 15, 2016
Mission Trips to Guatemala, a Different Perspective

Mission Trips to Guatemala, a Different Perspective

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?
April 1, 2016
Loving the Least of These in Guatemala

Loving the Least of These in Guatemala

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”?
March 15, 2016
Our Classes are Getting Better in Guatemala

Our Classes are Getting Better in Guatemala

Computer classes for vulnerable children in Guatemala continue to improve as they develop their IT skills in our after school program.
March 1, 2016
Orphans Learning to Give Back in Guatemala.

Learning to Give Back in Guatemala

Learning to Give Back in Guatemala. Never underestimate the power that giving to others will have in changing your own life. Students at an orphanage learn to give back by serving others.
February 1, 2016
Jesus and the lost sheep

The Lost Sheep

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.
January 20, 2016
Baptism of Julia and Audrey in Guatemala

Baptisms, January 2016

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.
January 1, 2016
Missionary News in Guatemala, January 2016

Missionary News in Guatemala, January 2016

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.
December 31, 2015
2015 Ministry highlights from Timothy and Sharie Martiny, missionaries in Guatemala.

2015 Missionary Report From Guatemala

2015 Ministry highlights from Timothy and Sharie Martiny, missionaries in Guatemala.
December 15, 2015
Caring for orphans in Guatemala

Caring for Orphans is the Gospel

In our work caring for orphaned and vulnerable children in Guatemala, we see the heart of the Gospel. The Gospel is God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves, so, when we reach out and care for the orphaned or vulnerable, are doing for them what they cannot do for themselves and that is the beauty of the love God has for us.
December 5, 2015
Guatemala Missionary News December 2015

Guatemala Missionary News, December 2015

This month was the first vacation camp for the kids at the orphanage Fundaninos in Guatemala. their School ended at the beginning of November and for two weeks they had a great time having cooking, woodworking, dance, music and art class.
December 1, 2015
Roles of a missionary in Guatemala?

Roles of a Missionary

So what do you do as a missionary in Guatemala? Aren’t there already churches there? Why are you involved in social work? Isn’t the job of a missionary only to share the Gospel and plant churches? Like any missionary, these are questions that I get asked from time to time.
November 1, 2015
Don’t you feel bad about wasting your skills by being a missionary in Guatemala?

Wasting My Life

"Don’t you feel bad about wasting your skills by being a missionary in Guatemala?” Was a question asked of me at a Bible study group last week after I shared about our ministry teaching, training and discipling orphaned and impoverished children in Guatemala and explained how I came to be a missionary here.
October 1, 2015
The Unquantifiable.

The Unquantifiable

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.
September 15, 2015
Ministry update by Tim and Sharie Martiny, Missionaries in Guatemala.

Guatemala Missionary News, September 2015

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.
September 1, 2015
When God does the planning in Guatemala

When God Does the Planning

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.
August 15, 2015
Where is the Fruit in your ministry in Guatemala?

Where is the Fruit?

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.

December 11, 2017
Teaching others to teach others in Guatemala

2017 Year End Report

This has been our best year ever. I know I probably say that every year, but that’s because it’s true. In our 15 years as missionaries […]
December 23, 2017
Merry Christmas from the Martiny Family Missionaries in Guatemala

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas from the Martiny Family Missionaries in Guatemala!
January 18, 2018
investing in people in guatemala

Investing in People

Ministry, at its heart, is about people! Serving as a missionary family in Guatemala for 15 years we have found that to be incredibly true.
February 27, 2018
orphan care loving when it's hard. Guatemala.

Orphan Care-Loving When It’s Hard

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.