I’m back home after another fantastic trip to Guatemala—this time with a team from LifeQuest Church in Belton, Missouri. This team worked with a wide range of people from senior citizens to school children. The agenda was simple. At each place, we played, shared stories, and ate with new friends and acquaintances. As a result, two new PSE groups are getting started, and a couple of churches will be sending their own teams to other parts of Guatemala to do the same. Here are a few pictures of our week together.
During the trip, each member of the team had at least one opportunity to share their faith story. I wish I had time to highlight each one, but in every case, the stories really connected. In several places, people prayed to receive Christ.
Pray for the Iglesia Damasco Church in Rinconcito and the Jesus Viene Church in Chiapas as they reach out to youth and unchurched people in their respective areas. Pray also that they will be able to join us on a mission trip to the jungle this year.
Pray for the new Christian Rancher group getting started with our friend Valentin Solares and for the ongoing efforts of Humberto Solares’ group that is leading the way in starting the Equine Therapy ministry. Pray that Linda Wright, a horse training specialist in ET, will be able to raise the funds for her to go down soon to begin training Bambino.
Word is getting out that Bill Burrows and I will be storming through Nebraska a couple of weeks in August and September. August 21-25 we plan to be in the Valentine, Nebraska, and on Saturday, August 24th, from 9am to 3pm, we will be at First Baptist Church in Valentine for a PSE training camp. The cost is $20, lunch and snacks included. To sign up, contact Pastor Johnathon Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (402) 389-1757.
We plan to be in Nebraska again from September 6-15. On Saturday, September 7th, from 8:45am to 4:30pm, we will be at Cedar Creek Bible Church near Burwell, Nebraska, for a Rural Christian Worker's Conference. We will be leading one of the 5 breakout sessions. To sign up, contact Joel Wentworth at email@example.com or call (402) 340-3370.
On Saturday, September 14th, from 9am to 3pm, we will be at Burwell Baptist for another PSE training camp. The cost is $20, lunch and snacks included. To sign up, contact Joel Wentworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (402) 340-3370.
Thanks for investing in this ministry. We have seen a lot happen during this summer, and your gifts have made it possible. Your continued partnership has carried us big time. Keep it up!
One last note before I sign off. While we were in Guatemala, the funeral service for our good friend and partner, Frank Slaughter, took place. Frank was pastor of Open Range Fellowship in Lone Jack, Missouri, and so wanted to come to Guatemala on a mission trip but never was able to. In his last days, he modeled how to make every day count as he battled cancer head on for two grueling years. Our prayers go out to his family, including his wife Brenda and his daughter Laura, who has been with us on a couple of mission trips to Guatemala.
Thanks again for all your prayers and support. Love y’all!
PS…Below are more pics…Thanks again LifeQuest for your partnership!