Wow, what a month we have had, busy, busy. We had a team from DeFuniak Springs, Florida to come for a week, then we have had some friends from Texas come and they are still here. They will be with us for the whole month of March. One thing is for sure we have gotten lots of ministry done. Praising God for the ability to help.
Ok, so first let me tell you about the team from DeFuniak Springs, They have been here a few times I think about 4 times and wanted to return and build a house. Thing is this house was up on the side of a mountain that we had to climb to take all the parts and tools up, after all that God gave us the strength to still build the house. Isn’t He just amazing? They installed 5 stoves, did some dirt and concrete work at the new feeding center in Santa Maria de Jesus, and blessed families with vitamins and water purification buckets. We also went to visit some families of previous homes that they built, and took them gifts too. We all had a great time, the stoves went in very good, the team helped to serve lunch to the kids at Santa Maria de Jesus. They sang some songs for the kids there. The team was comprised of Richard Murray, (team leader), David and Cricket Feitsma, their two children Thomas and Lilly, David’s Mother LaMerle Feitsma, and a Spanish teacher who was very helpful with translating for the team, her name is, Nancy Boseberg. We want to thank you all so much at FBCDFS for coming and making an amazing impact to the People of Guatemala. You were such a huge Blessing to so many.
Then the Schaerdel’s came from Texas, David and Pat to stay the month with us and do some work. They got here March 5th and hit he ground running. We bought and delivered food to Rio Bravo, and looked at the next sight for a water purification station. Moved a water purification system to a new building that will be a new feeding center in San Mateo, helped to pour a concrete slab for a new house in Santa Maria de Jesus, then came back one day later and built that house with a kitchen attachment. Then we have been drilling a water well in San Juan, this is a location for a new church. We are currently at 85 feet and are in a good water supply area. So it looks like on Monday we will install casing, gravel pack, install a sub pump, and see if it makes a good well. We will then return a little later to install an 8 gpm UV purification system for the community drinking water. This church after all this is done will be giving away pure water to a community of about 2,000 people. After we get this well in Lord willing, we will build another house in San Antonio, Guatemala. We also plan to install a few stoves before these guys head back to Texas. It is so great to have good friends here to share our home and ministry work with. They are both a great help.
So as you can see we are and have been very busy, so you may be asking yourself how can I be a part of all this great stuff going on for the Lord there in Guatemala. Well first and most important we need your pray support. If you wish, you can put together a short term mission team and come on down. Or you can support what we are doing here financially. Thank you in advance for all these ways of giving to the Lord. “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him?” (James 2:14)
For all the people who have already been praying for us here, we can’t thank you enough. God is so good and faithful.
And now for the prayer request for this month. We ask that God give us safety with visitors and teams in their coming and going. For guidance in all that we do and wisdom. For all the folks that we come into contact with, that they would see Jesus and not us. Thank you for keeping these before the Lord.