God is still at work during times of crisis. His will and vision for His kingdom is still being accomplished. In Luke 19:13 Jesus says, “… stay busy until I come.” Like many of you we are adjusting to new ways of doing life and ministry. We pray you and your family are safe and finding ways to be effective for God’s Kingdom.
During this time of travel restrictions we have not yet been allowed to return to Guatemala. However, we continue to support our ministry projects there in Petén. These endeavors include the scholarship program for 13 high school students who continue to study online. We have also been able to send some financial assistance to our village pastors and to the Kekchi Bible Institute.
Many of you have been asking how you can help. So, we want to share a couple of urgent opportunities where you can be involved:
- In Guatemala, with labor suspended, public transportation shut down, strict curfews enforced, and numerous other restrictions imposed on the population, the majority of workers have no income. We have been helping five families with weekly financial assistance. We have been providing $600 per month over the past few months to help meet just the basic needs for these families. We could use your help to continue this support to those in need.
- At the beginning of the year we committed to help build 2 new classrooms for the school in the village of El Limón, the site of one of our new church plants. The existing classrooms are falling down and are unsafe for the children. The cost of construction material is approximately $2,000. We would like to have these 2 classrooms built for when classes resume. An education gives the people of Guatemala a chance and hope for a brighter future.
Please pray about how God would have you help with these areas of urgent need. If you would like to make a gift you may go to our website at www.dehart.info , click on the “Donate Now” button and fill in the information to make your tax deductible donations. Thank you for your prayers and your involvement in our ministry in Guatemala. We love what we do but we couldn’t do it without you!