This is a little late due to the craziness of being home and returning, but I wanted to share what we were able to do in the month of December!
We received a donation to bless the families at the city garbage dump and the children at the orphanage for Christmas. With this donation and donations from other sponsors, we were able to give buckets of food to 35 families that work at the dump. At the orphanage, we were able to give each child a Christmas present that they requested along with school supplies for the upcoming school year.
To see all their smiling faces, check out this video!
While I was home over the holidays, I had an event to raise awareness and funds for the ministries in Guatemala. It was a great night with over 160 people in attendance! I was blown away as loved ones after loved ones entered the church. One of my favorite parts about the night was the Prayer Warriors table. Everyone who came was able to pick out a picture of a person here in Guatemala and commit to praying for them everyday. What a blessing it has been to see people so interested in hearing how their child or adult is doing and how they can be praying for them. Thank you prayer warriors! If you weren’t able to attend the event and would like a picture of a person to pray for, please email me! I would be happy to send you one to you. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although really busy, my time at home was a huge blessing! It was an absolute joy to spend lots of time with my family, church family, and friends. I was also extremely blessed with donations while I was home. Check out all of these vitamins, school supplies, medicine, dental supplies, and other needed items.
God continues to blow all of us away by his provision, his goodness, and his faithfulness. My last Sunday at church, a little came up to me with an envelope of money and said that God told her that morning in the shower that she needed to give the money that she had set aside that she used to use to buy cigarettes to Kathy Jacobs. I thought that was so awesome! But as I was thinking more and more about it, it became even more special. Yes, it was neat that the lady was using the money for good, but what touched me even more was that God that morning was thinking about me. He was looking out for his little girl. As I look back on last year, I see how many people God has touched and encouraged to support me and the ministry here. And because of that, I am able to touch and encourage the people here in Guatemala. God doesn’t just look out for me, but for each one of his children. Always remember that! He is for you, He is on your side, and He will never leave you!
Here’s to an exciting 2015! :)