Archive for May 31, 2015

May 31

Achi May Mission 2015 Update #2

2015 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Giving Opportunity,Prayer,Rabinal Achi

On Saturday, we held clinics for the first time in El Llano.  We learned of El Llano a few years ago when Bart brought down some helpful tools for a young girl who was blind and needed help.

Orlando and Dania

Dania and her father,Rolando
This photo was taken during the Achi Mission Trip in 2013. Be sure to read how God used Dania and DSC to spread His glory broader and deeper.

Her father, Rolando, then asked for DSC’s help with a water project they had been planning as a community (about 14 families).  Dr. Jacobo helped us organize this as a CHE awareness project designed to show the community how healthy practices with appropriate and reproducible technology can increase health for many in the area.  Bart reported back in March that DSC missions funds had helped purchase materials for this project including the steel frame for the tower and the tanks that sit on top to store the water.  The local families provided the labor for digging the well, building the tower, running electricity, mounting the tanks, and running the transportation pipeline.

“This is a true partnership and development project that will bring good awareness to the need for more community projects.”   – Dr. Jacobo

A few from our team were able to visit some of the homes that have benefitted from this water project.  The families were so grateful because before the well, storage tank, and transportation pipes each of them had to haul water from the river up a steep hill to their homes.  But now, every other day, for about three hours, they are able to turn on the water to fill up their vats. Several of the these families also have the sawyer water filter  that helps make sure the water won’t get the kiddos sick.  Cleaner, and more water in the name of Jesus…  Thank you for praying and giving to Sola Aqua.

Verse 4 of Psalm 46 says that “there is a river whose streams make glad the city of God.”  Water is indeed the key to physical life bringing steady supply of food.  Similarly, the truth about and presence of God’s goodness, love and salvation are what make us glad both now and forever.  May God be worshipped more fully because of these acts of neighbor love.  Thank you for giving toward these water projects, and for participating in Sola Aqua each year!

Nico was finally able to find a small opening between houses to organize a futbol game with some of the Achis.  Hopefully this comforts them some as they wait to see a dentist or doctor.

On Friday evening Pam, Koren, Michelle and Karen represented the women’s ministry as they met with a couple of pastors’ wives.  The goal of this meeting and possible ministry is to encourage more Word centered woman to woman ministry in the local churches.  Our ladies found these pastors wives hungry to intake God’s word more for themselves and eager to share it with others in their church.  We are hoping to make some orders online tonight of the “Jesus Story Book Bible” as well as more Bible sticks.  If you’ve ever learned more about God’s word through the reading these well written children’s bibles to your children, or by simply listening to God’s word on your phone or a CD, then please consider paying it forward by sending one down to a believing family here among the Achi.  It’s important to remember that most older Achi women speak only Achi and cannot read, which means that unless their pastor preaches in Achi (which some do not) they are unable to take in God’s Word together or on their own.