Hello church family! It’s that time again–another faithful team is heading to Guatemala on Sunday, July 20th to continue sharing the Gospel with the people of Chancó. The team will return on Sunday, July 27th. The team members are (picture from left to right): Anne Bond, Chad Moore, Sharon Goodson, Jordy Gandy, Courtney Irvin, Tate Goodson, Kristen Patrick, David Patrick, Anderson Wiksell, and David Irvin.
The primary focus of this team will be revisiting 13 of the homes that the May-June college team poured into and built solid relationships with. These 13 homes welcomed the college team joyfully and attentively listened to the Gospel. The goal of the July team is to continue to pour into these families in hopes that they will hear and see in them the same message that they heard and saw from the college team–the truth of the Gospel. They will spend 2 days on the front end of the trip making initial visits in the homes, sharing testimonies, and building relationships. The next 2 days will be days to revisit those homes and intentionally share the Gospel with the families.
We are so excited to see how the Lord continues to use this team as His instrument in bringing the harvest in Chancó. Please be faithful to lift up this team as they prepare to go and as they are on the field. The work is difficult, but it would not be difficult if something good wasn’t happening in Chancó! Pray also for the believers in the village as the team will spend intentional time pouring into Adán, Elsa, and Miguel. We know that true disciples will make disciples; therefore, this aspect of the trip is critical to advancement of the gospel in Chancó.
In the afternoon, the team will also spend time playing with the children of the village. They will share stories from the Jesus Storybook Bible. Pray that the kids would be attentive and have hearts that understand the truth with childlike faith.
We’re excited to have a copy of the map that Ben Mason developed during the college team’s time in Chancó. This map will guide our team as they visit but will also be very beneficial to the leader of the village in the future. Here is a glimpse of the map–hopefully it will be helpful to you as you pray over this team.
We are confident that the Lord will continue to work in the hearts of the people of Chancó. Thank you for being faithful to pray!
“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Romans 10:14-15