Greetings from Guatemala, Well now that we have been back here for a month we are getting back into the swing of things. And have a good deal of things to tell you about.
First we are happy to introduce to you Mr. Tim Gouge from Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene, he got here on the 4th. of October and will stay till the 23rd. of December. He feels the Lord calling him to the mission field and wants to get a feel for Guatemala. He is a graduate from Hardin-Simmons University and has been to Romania on a short term mission trip prior to coming here. He has already been a big help to us with delivering food to Rio Bravo, doing some painting work at Casa Shalom and some welding work at the Church.
And naturally Georgette had to get in on the painting too, No actually she is the painting boss. At our Church in Antigua they have been doing some renovation for some time and have been working on making the offices in one part of the building, well before they got that finished some bad guys broke into the church and stole a lot of things. So in preparation for making the new offices more secure the pastor asked me if I could help make a set of barred door for the outside of the door. So I did, and it is a great deal more secure now. The wooden doors behind the metal ones are covered with newspaper right now. Maybe I will have more photos when the work is all done.
We took the monthly load of food to Rio Bravo and visited with Pastor Freddy about holding a dental clinic there in the near future which would be made possible by Mike Robertson and a team of his. In the last photo top row Mike is talking with Pastor Freddy. After unloading the food We went and visited the school there in Rio Bravo. Then I had to do some filter changing on water purification systems at the feeding center and pastor Otto’s church. At the feeding center, they are now feeding the poor of that area both breakfast and Lunch. This has really increased the need for more food and Propane gas. Which as you may have guessed has put a strain on the funding for this program.
The little boy and girl are brother and sister, they live next to the feeding center and always come over to visit when we deliver food. The last four photos are at the public school, precious kids trying to get an education, even if it is in total filth.
The last thing I have to tell you about this month is, I have been going to Antigua on Saturday nights and teaming up with a friend from church, his name is Mark. He and I along with many of the youth from the church are doing some street witnessing there. We all meet in the Central Park and just start talking to people. Or Mark does a few magic tricks to get a crowd of people around and then we start talking to them about their faith. It is great, last weekend there was a group of young guys sitting on a park bench. Praise God after talking to them for about 30 minutes all five prayed to receive Jesus. It is something that the Lord has been leading me towards and just now after 3 years of living here, my Spanglish is getting good enough to start speaking to people.
Georgette went to a place to help with a medical clinic, It is called Brazos de Jesus, which means Arms of Jesus. It is in Parramos, Guatemala. It was with a team that came from Connecticut for the church. They saw and helped many kids and ministered to a lot of people. As people were being seen by doctors others played games while waiting.
Please join us in prayer for safety here, upcoming teams that will be coming to Casa Shalom, and Rio Bravo, The various work projects, and Central Park witnessing. Thank you for lifting these needs up to the Lord.