Brad’s Final Thoughts-2018

The 2018 trip has come to a close.  It was a wonderful team and God did so many amazing things during the week.  A couple of the guys have written their closing thoughts.  This is my chance to wrap it up until next year. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone who […]

Rick-Final Thoughts

What a week!!! J127 January Men’s mission trip. It’s like oxygen. It is a breath of life to me! A week of deep immersion in total focus on God! A week like this is exhilarating, yet TOTALLY exhausting! Quite possibly more mentally exhausting than physically! This my 8th time to SERVE with Bethel Ministries. My […]

Scott-Final Thoughts

We are all safely back home, and I hope that I was the only team casualty.  My only complaint is a head-cold that has me erupting like the volcano near us named Fuego.  It will pass, but has me resting like I should be.  Our sweet sister Ana (Pastor Jaunito’s wife) is in the operating […]

Where do dreams come from?

Posted by Brad Today was our last full day in Guatemala.  We woke up to the volcano named Fuego putting on a display.  The smoke plume was very high.  We saw pictures from much closer to the volcano with fire and lava spewing from the top.  Hopefully our flights will not be delayed tomorrow. We […]

No more wooden planks

From Brad Today was our house-build day.  We have been anticipating meeting Filomena for such a long time.  It was a day of joy, but also sadness. Our day started off with another wonderful devotion led by Tom.  Each day has been encouraging and the study always seems to match with something during the day.  […]

Nothing, yet everything

From Brad Last night was very long for many of us on the team.  The winds blew extremely hard, and the hotel is not the most air-tight place.  God used that fact to break our hearts for the people in Guatemala.  Rick texted me this morning and said we needed to talk.  All he could […]

Scars from our choices

From Brad We live in a world where people think their choices only effect themselves.  We want to be left alone, and choose what makes us happy.  “You do your thing, and I’ll do mine”.  Sounds great, but it’s not true.  Our choices always affect someone else.  From politics, the way we drive our cars […]

Ingrid’s Choice

Ingrid’s Choice By Brad Sunday was our team’s first full day in Guatemala.  We started out with our daily devotional.  Tom has led our devotion time for the past few years.  He did a great job leading, and we finished off singing a Big Daddy Weave song.  Fortunately, we had the real song playing in […]

On our way

Well, the time has finally come to leave for Guatemala.  Five men from four states will be in Tecpan serving Jesus and the people of Guatemala. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make this trip a reality.  Through your generosity, we have many projects planned and fully funded.  We could not have […]

One week to go

Well, the journey to get to Guatemala is drawing to an end.  We have one week to go and we’ll be on our way!!! I want to thank everyone who has donated towards our projects.  I always tell the guys who go on the trip that fundraising is my least favorite thing, but absolutely necessary.  […]