Thursday, September 30, 2010

The great guys...

We have been blessed these past couple of months to get to know James and Seth. They put their lives on hold and came to Guatemala to see what God would show them here.
Wanting to be connected they plugged into the work of IDC. They are nothing short of amazing.


Of their less than glamorous work was building houses, digging ditches and sorting medicines.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Family Reunion...

This week is a blessing to have the family back. Nancy has been in the states for the past several weeks to bury her brother who had been battling cancer for the past 18 months. On her return flight came Matt and Ale. Neither of them had been to Guatemala for almost the same period of time - 18 months.

It was a wonderful homecoming.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Team Visit - Calvary Baptist Winterhaven...

Once again our good friends from Calvary Baptist of Winter Haven came down for a productive week of ministry.
There week included general help in serving a nearby orphanage...

Building a house for the new colonia in Pastores...

time in the Malnutrition Center in San Juan...

time with children's out reach events...

and contributing to the local boot industry... Yea God!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Office Renovations continue...

This week is new floor preparation...

Julio is anchoring the pins for the new security door...

We will celebrate the progress when we can...

El es El Camino - Progress...

The process has been slow and deliberate. But God has brought the right people to make it happen. El es El Camino, the new neighborhood being built to replace lives other wise destroyed in Tropical Storm Agatha, is making progress.

The cistern is an interesting process...

Members of the city workers making the project happen...

Yea God!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Team Visit - South Tulsa...

This week is nothing short of amazing. South Tulsa Baptist Church has stepped up in a big way to help in the Agatha Relief for Pastores. Not only have they sponsored the majority of the new homes, they also came to build them...

share with the families other tangible evidence of God's love...

and look for other expansion of ministry through IDC...

Yea God!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Co-op in la iglesia...

A year ago, I never saw this coming. A month or so ago we were approached to facilitate a co-op group of American students that are here because there parents are here in Guatemala. By facilitate I mean provide space.

But this is such a God thing for us to see his children growing. And we get to offer such a small part. The students are coming together to study science, art, music...and just have fun!

This photo is from Jessica Otto's posting on Facebook. And for sure a hearty congratulations goes to Dayle Annand for her making this happen.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The church was robbed???

This past Sunday, a good friend of mine approaches me with a very concerned look on his face. The tone of his voice was very somber and deliberate. He asked me directly, ¨Did the church get robbed this past week?"

I looked at him, not sure if my internal Spanish translator was functioning. It seemed so out there, that I must have not understood him correctly.

Again he asked me, "What happened at the church? Did anything of consequence get stolen?" He went on to explain that his friend that works in the University next door to us, saw all of the Police coming and going from the church street entrance and was very concerned. Why else would the police be in our church except that they were there to investigate a robbery.

It turned out that he had been referring to the 7am-9am time slot when we host motivational meetings with Valor and Service for the National Police of Guatemala. Why else would police come to the church? I can tell you it was because they accepted the invitation to come for breakfast and hear the teaching of Biblical values. Woof!