What a wonderful week of ministering together that JESUS TE AMA (Jesus Loves You) everywhere we went! From the villages, to the streets feeding the homeless, sharing with the children at Casita Benjamin and at El Oasis, the team of 12 so intentionally prepared and shared God’s love in action. We are so blessed to have a friendship and be in partnership with First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, New Jersey. They not only ministered to the people and children of Guatemala, but they ministered to us too. Thank you team for all your hard work, and for investing your lives with love into ours and everyone you encountered.
As missionaries, it is very important to be in relationship with partnering churches. These relationships empower us spiritually, emotionally & financially to continue in the call of God on our lives here Guatemala. It is always amazing to us how the Lord crosses our paths, and will always be thankful to Kim and Chad De Jagar who connected us years ago. Kim was a missionary and Jenna’s first grade teacher who not only impacted her life as a small child, but ours too!
The small team of men did two challenging, and large projects, the first which helped Pastor Chemita in the village of El Tablón. They installed a false ceiling and all the electrical connections in the room that will enable the pastors with the sales of food to provide education for their three sons. Then the team literally rebuilt a new kitchen for Casita Benjamin, a ministry to the children who live in the surrounding area of the Guatemala City Dump. The guys worked long hard hours to complete both projects and helped us to empower both ministries and encourage their leaders!
We are super thankful for this great team of men and look forward to growing in friendship with them and our valuable relationship with everyone at The First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, NJ! Muchas Gracias!
Another amazing week with another amazing team from the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, NJ! We had packed ministry days “Igniting passion and Empowering Vision” with the team of 11 which included team leader Bonnie Holmes and lead pastor Kathleen Chase. So many lives were touched from the people who live on the streets of Guatemala to the children and youth studying at Government schools, as well as from the prostitutes to a small village church two hours outside of the city. The love of Jesus was shared through skits, inspiring messages & testimonies, food, candy, gifts and lots of hugs! Thank you FRC for your partnership with us in taking the Gospel to the nation of Guatemala! To GOD be ALL the glory!