In America, it is easy to take our mobility for granted. If we, or someone we love needs help, most are in a position to get help through insurance or government programs. But, in Guatemala, that is not a choice most can make. The disabled are either hidden inside of the home, where they cannot be seen or cause trouble, or are left to literally drag themselves through the streets. Bethel Ministries International works directly with the people who need the gift of mobility. Click here to read more…
We are to spread the Gospel, and be the hands and feet of Jesus around the world. Go where He sends us…help those who are in need. On the page below, you will see many of the ways we can make a difference in the lives of the impoverished. Does God answer the prayers of those who cry out? Absolutely! He can use each one of us to help alleviate the spiritual and physical suffering around the world. We must do our part by “answering the call to service”.
As you can see from the picture, many families live in homes that are substandard. Homes like this are usually makeshift places of metal, cardboard and plastic. They have dirt floors, and the roof usually leaks. While you may have some form of shelter, you are never completely out of the elements…especially when it rains! After we complete the project, the family truly ends up with a “home”. It has a door that will lock, windows for ventilation and an ONIL stove to cook on. They can go from barely having a roof over their heads, to raising their children in a place they can have pride in. The children can eat, sleep, study, laugh and play in their new “Casa”.
Smoke that changes your life
In Guatemala, most people burn with an open fire inside their house. The smoke not only causes breathing issues, but it also leads to eye problems, such as cataracts. People spend a lot of time searching for wood. The ONIL stove uses 70% less wood, and is vented outside the house. We can install them for a very reasonable price. If you know of anyone that would like to sponsor an ONIL Stove, please let me know. These stoves change people’s lives dramatically!!!
The “Word” is Good
There is a desperate hunger for the Truth of the Cross in Guatemala. People have very few physical comforts. Life is hard. They wonder “where is the hope? Has God forgotten us?” He certainly has NOT forgotten them. He loves them, created them and desires for each of them to be in fellowship with Him. How can they believe if they have not heard? How can they hear, unless someone goes to speak? How can they speak if they have not been sent? The Bible clearly says that we are to go and share the Word. read more…