Monday, October 31, 2011

Another good year...

This week we celebrated the completion of the another good year with our English program.  This year we saw incredible growth with 180 students on the rolls and over 115 of them still holding strong through the end of the year.  With the help of Jessica´s camera here are a few of the students.

It has been a challenge.  We have had a team of committed teachers and they and the students finished strong.  Yea God!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The new roof comes...

This particular effort is a gift to us.  As we are retooling our workshop, the need became evident for us to cover our parking area for the vehicles.  With the talent that we have on our team, the new roof is under way.  How blessed we are...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chaplaincy Training...

This last week was nothing short of amazing.  I had the privilidge to see God's hand at work.  I attended the first ever Chaplain's Training for the National Police of GUA.  Attendees from all  over the country came - men and women to be trained as Chaplains.

Chaplaincy has been a part of theIDC's ministries since my arrival 5 years ago.  This is an event we have been looking for for some time.  With the help of training provided by Dan Nolta and his team with the International Conference of Police and Chaplains (ICPC) we now have 65 new chaplains that will be serving across the nation under the banner of Valor and Service of the National Police of GUA - providing counsel and guidance. Each badged and certified.

This is the team for Sacatepéquez.  Yea God!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Graduation...

This is very cool.  Giovanni and Antonio have finished three years of Bible Seminary.  The graduation from Seminario Biblico Guatemalteco marks what has been a three year plus journey for these members of theIDC staff.

They are two of the seven that we had in school this year.  I am very proud for the two of them.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

San Pedro de Cerra...

San Pedro de Cerra; a small community just the other side of Santa Maria de Jesus relative to Antigua.  Just the other side meaning a 3 hour walk or a 2.5 hour drive from Antigua around the base of Volcano Agua When we first heard of this place, there were stories of a remote village where the word of God had never been.  That sparked the interest to go and find out.  This is what we found...

San Pedro de Cerra is up on the ridge seen in the top of this photo.  We are on the back side of the Volcano Agua.
This is an active church in the community.
So often we can think that our enthusiam is more than God's.  We learned that God is working in this community.  There is an active church.  A collective group of people that fervently worship God.  Meet Marcelino Gonzalez, Esteban Ramirez Garcia, Pastor Gilberto Gonzalez and Jose Canel Montoya - also in this photo are Pastor Gabriel with his daughter and Mario Miño.

These are men from the community that we unable to be meet with at the time of our visit, but walked to Santa Maria de Jesus to meet the men that were willing to come to their remote village.  Of course I have no idea what will happen with this new friendship, as much as I once again am able to see the evidence that we do in fact serve a great God that is in more places than I could ever hope to be.

Yea God!

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Truck...

We have an addition to the family.  Yea God!