Greetings from Guatemala again. February has brought some new changes to the ministry of Servants Hearts. The first of the year is always lots of legal work, really boring stuff, not good material for a newsletter, but its things we have to do to live here in Guatemala. Those legal things are like getting financial statements to our attorney. new parking permits for our cars, just to name a few of those boring things.
OK so on to more interesting things to tell you about. About 2 years ago we went to the southwestern part of Guatemala to a town called Retalhuleu to a school for children from poor families from that area. There are 180 students there. We installed an Ultraviolet light purification system for the entire school to have pure water and the surrounding community. The school is called DAR that stands for (Distrito de Alto Rendimiento) which means District of High Yield. All has been working great with the UV system, however the sub pump in their well went out and they didn’t have the funds to replace it. They called me to ask for help. I told them that I think that is why God has us here to help with this type of needs. We got a pump and made the 3 hour trip over there and replaced the pump also installing a pump tech device that will protect the pump. That the (pump tech) was a donation given to us from Russell Southerland at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Abilene, Tx. It is such a great blessing to be able to help those in need with pure clean water.
It is very hot over there in that part of Guatemala. Then after 2 days of working over there we come home to San Lucas and have no water in our house. The entire Colonia where we live was out of water because of work being done. But those guys got it working the next day.
Some other news is that as of this year we have already built 5 houses, and for those folks we are continuing to visit with them to build those relationships to help them to find their way to the Lord, and to disciple them.
And now for our prayer request for this month. Please be in prayer for Obed and Ana, as Obed’s grand mother past away the end of January. Also please be praying for the future teams that will be coming this year. Thank you for lifting these up to our Lord and Savior.
1 John 3 16-18 16)This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17) If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has not pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18) Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.