Missions Trip to Guatemala March 2021
Igelisa Eveneser, Immanuel, Nuevo Progreso, San Marcos:
We were invited by pastor Averlardo to celebrate the opening of the newly built church: -Igelisa Eveneser, located in Immanuel, Nuevo Progreso, San Marcos, Guatemala on March 6, 2021. Our ministry provided the seed money in December 2018 to start the construction. (The old church was sliding off the ground due to an earthquake). It’s a beautiful church, decorated inside with blue drapes and ceramic tiles. There are no pews in the church, they set up chairs for their 60/70 congregation.
We asked pastor Everlardo to invite many people from the neighborhood for the opening ceremony and to feed them. CCM provided the money to buy food for everyone. The ladies from the church prepared chicken, rice, beans and tamales. Soft drinks and water were also served. The food was delicious, everyone was filled and happy. There was extra food for the congregation to take home. The ceremony went well, many people attended, praise be to God our Father!
On this trip our ministry, CCM provided the church with a water filter system. We donated clothes, toys, one wheel chair for the pastor’s brother and over-the-counter medicines. The church is seeking funds to build the front door portico, pave the entrance to the church and build restrooms. Again, CCM left the team with some funds and will wire some more funds later this month, April, 2021 to help complete the project
The Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, in Ayampuc, San Marcos:
We left San Marcos on March 8, 2021, to go back to Guatemala City. The next day we met Leslie and Marina who coordinated our trip to the wholesale district to buy food and slippers for the congregation at pastor Rutilia’s church, the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, in Ayampuc, San Marcos. It’s a very poor neighborhood, which is about an hour away from Guatemala City. We took the supplies over to Leslie’s house where the women from the congregation
gathered to make 100 bags with food- one weeks staples which Pastor Rutilia and Lita handed out that following Sunday and fed all the people who attended. Many came to hear the word and joyfully accepted the food supplies and a meal that Sunday, March 14, 2021. CCM also provided a water filter system as well as money to the church to buy a small piano, speakers and to replace the leaky zinc on the roof. Oh wow! we were blessed to meet everyone.
45 year-old Letty lost vision in one eye and has poor vision in the other eye. She is not a regular at the church but always helps out when needed. I asked pastor Rutilia to encourage her to go to church and to let her know God will provide for the funds for her to have surgery to correct her vision. CCM’s liaison, Mr. Osman has already taken Letty to the Ophthalmologist three times and scheduled her surgery for April 14, 2021. CCM will be paying for her medical and travel expenses.
On Wednesday April 7, 2021, Pastor Rutilia sent me, Lita, a picture of 41-year-old Diego, a diabetic. She said “He has been losing his sight due to cataract. He has been put on the waiting list for a long time at the public hospital and has not been operated on yet, given all that time he reached the extreme of not being able to see anything and as a pastor I am interceding for this church member” CCM’s Liaison, Osman ,will be taking Diego to the Ophthalmologist ASAP. If surgery is needed, CCM will be paying for Diego’s surgery as well.
Children’s Circle Mission