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Archive for April, 2016


Apr 29

GraceLaced Art Sale for SNAP is here!

2016 | by Clint | Category: Giving Opportunity,North Africa (SNAP)

gracelaced logo

 

Sales for the beautiful GraceLaced artwork in support for our SNAP team begins this Sunday! Items will sell in the foyer after each service this Sunday May 1st, Sunday, May 8th and in the church office during the week (May 2-May 6th).  So be sure to stop by and pick up a gift for someone and for yourself.

Products selling are 8″x 10″ designs for $20 each and notecard sets (8) for $15 each.

 

Room at the Table

Power Made Perfect Notecards

Apr 21

Ecuador Earthquake Relief

2016 | by Clint | Category: Disaster Relief,Giving Opportunity,Global

Because Jesus cares for the hurting, we ought to care for the hurting, and sacrifice and suffer with them in prayer, word, and deed. We do not have a disaster relief program but there are several out there that are good and efficient at helping and sharing the love of Jesus. Check out this approach to the Ecuador earthquake that hit Saturday night, April 16, then prayerfully consider giving to help in this effort:

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck Ecuador on Saturday night, has killed at least 413 people. BGR trained teams are on the ground in a variety of areas doing assessments to determine the best course of action to take to respond to the situation. Three teams are currently on the ground assessing needs. David Brown, the BGR Area Director for the Americas said, “Our goal is identify a number of critical areas that need assistance.” The initial focus of the assessments will look at water, sanitation, and hygiene issues. Additionally, teams will assess food needs, shelter needs, and health concerns. “A good evidence-based assessment will provide a solid basis for planning both the short-term and longer-term response. Likewise, the assessment prevents duplications of efforts by multiple organizations and meets the actual needs of the affected population,” according the Pat Melancon, the BGR Managing Director of Disaster Response and Training. “A danger in a large disaster is to go in and rush to conclusions based upon speculation and not evidence. The speed of a response is no indication of the effectiveness of an organization. It’s the meeting of evidence based needs that translates into effectiveness, ” Melancon said. The ensuing reports will determine the level of response needed and “if” USA teams could be effectively be deployed at this time.

To read more about this ministry go to:  https://gobgr.org/news/news_detail/update-ecuador-earthquake1

To give to this relief program click here.

 

Apr 14

Community Health Evangelism Program in Guatemala

2016 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Rabinal Achi,Training

Let’s rejoice in what the Lord is doing in the lives of our Achi brothers and sisters, and their community. Here is what Dany Xolop and Dr. Jacobo are working on through the CHE (Community Health Evangelism) Program:

Guatemala, March 2016
Dear friends in Christ:

It´s a pleasure to inform the work made in the Achí area; and what is happening with the local committee of Chicholom.

On March we had a meeting with the CHE committee, and we visit the children of the dental screening program.

During our visit of the Dental screening program, the mothers of the children who are in the program received training on oral health, which has led us to see gradually positive changes.  

We also had training with the CHE committee, the subjects that were given during this training were; How to plan by steps, The role of the committee (Physical topics), Discipleship and Worldview (Spiritual topics). It was a blessing to share these topics with the committee, it motivate them and we enjoy learning together these topics, based on the Spanish Bible and The New Testament in Achí, which made the learning process easier for the committee by analyze the bible verses.

Moreover we have been working on the self management of the local community, through trainings and by forming the CHE committee, to be successful as result of taking everything that they learned in the trainings through practice. It´s great to see how the CHE committee it’s putting into actions all the theory learned during the trainings, for example; the construction project of the Middle school for the community, using the local resources and materials like: bricks made ​​of clay, soil and sand cooked in a wood oven, using only 10% of resources or materials that are not made in the community like; galvanized iron and cement. To end this project they need to put on the roof of the classrooms with meat roof support and aluminum ceiling.

We want to share our request prayers;

  1. For the CHE committee training, to keep seeing physical and spiritual changes as the result of the training.
  2. For budget to finish the Middle school for the community.
  3. For budget to have three bilingual teachers (Spanish-Achí)

In the love of Jesus Christ, yours sincerely,

Jacobo and Jannette Pineda                      

Dany Xolop

 

The next five photos show the self management of the local community, using the local resources and materials.

other shed

shed

brick oven

shed with bricks

wall

Photos from the training with the CHE committee

CHE meeting

the Word

This is the dental screening program with children where they received each one a new tooth brush and tooth paste.

kids with toothbrushes

girls with toothbrushes