Yesterday we had the privilege of hearing from David and Damaris Beam, missionaries to Guatemala. Since the late 1970s, David has worked as a missionary in Guatemala City, where he met his wife Damaris. A large portion of their work is to build cement block homes for families in a very poor district of the city. To help with this task, many church groups have traveled to Guatemala in recent years. Our youth pastor Jerry Graham and his wife Connie have gone on several of these mission trips, most recently this past February.
It’s exciting for me to announce that Mt. Haley Church of God will be partnering with a neighboring church, Meridian Church of God, to sponsor and to help build a cement block home in Guatemala City in February 2013! Our share of the construction expenses is $2500, and there are two ways that we will begin to raise funds for this project:
- Our “Mission Jug” is back! You know how quickly loose change will collect in your pockets and purses. Why not bring your change to church, drop it in the Mission Jug, and watch the funds for our Guatemala house grow?
- On Father’s Day (June 17), we will give a special love offering toward this project. That’s because we understand the importance of fatherhood, faith, family life, and affordable housing. By helping a family have a stable house structure – and by communicating the love of Jesus Christ to this family in person next February – we will help the family have a more stable home life.
This is an exciting time of involvement in missions for our congregation. I hope you’re looking forward to this as much as I am!