Last summer, June 12- 19, 2010, a group from NBBI along with members from The People’s Church in Somerville, NB, travelled to the Central American country of Guatemala. Together, with national workers from The Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission (AOJ), we were able to minister to hundreds of children and their families during our visit.
Upon arrival, our group divided up into several smaller teams. One team ran a DVBS program (with all 425 children) at the AOJ School, other members helped construct water filters and build prefabricated kits for houses and a couple of us spent time in the school’s computer lab fixing equipment and training staff. I also had opportunity to lead a Bible study each afternoon with the AOJ staff.
On the final day in Guatemala, our whole team came together and traveled into a remote mountain village, where we constructed three homes for some grateful families. It brought great joy to our hearts to be able to pray with each family as we dedicated these new homes to the Lord.
Although our time was short, we were privileged to see many children come to faith in Christ, aided in meeting numerous material needs and above all witnessed God at work among the people of Guatemala.
Post by: Jack Caron, Missions Director, Web Administrator
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This article appears in the April 2011 Open Bible Bulletin.