Now that the volunteers have returned home and the tragedy of the Fuego volcano eruption has left the headlines, these families are more in need now than before. Therefore, having changed our focus to the mid and long-term recovery of these shattered families, we are working to address the many needs which go unnoticed amidst the chaos immediately after such a catastrophic event. Top on the list is their need to prepare their daily meals.
For just $70.00 US dollars, you can donate a propane gas stove and tank to a family and it will bless them for years to come.
These durable stoves will form the nucleus of their new homes as it draws them together daily to share in the Lord’s banquet.
"What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, be warmed and filled,' without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." (Jas. 2:14-17)
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In this clip, you'll listen to how the lava came down through the stalks
of corn, catching everyone by surprise. No one imagined that this
eruption would be drastically different than the hundreds of others. She
speaks about screaming for people to run but no one believed her. She
even shares how she wanted to call others in her family but her cell
didn't have any time left on it. Our dear sister also shared with us (in
another clip) about her family's loss (50+ members) while also
addressing the larger numbers who are still unaccounted. She mentioned
that in 2014, there were approx 8500 living within her village. Yet
there less than 4000 between those staying in shelters and those whose
remains have been recovered. This means that there are ~4000 still
Would you be willing to minister to a group of people that lives in a
city dump? What if it also meant constantly putting your life at risk
because of crime? And what if you did this in Guatemala? In this
episode, I sit down with Pastor Dana Craft, founder of A Mission Challenge.
Dana and his wife, Damaris, have dedicated their lives to reaching the
poorest of the poor in Guatemala’s City Dump with the gospel.
To better understand why this topic matters, Dana and Jonathan
discuss the hardships the people in Guatemala’s city dump face day in
and day out. You will gain perspective on the challenges associated with
ministering to these people. You will also hear how God uniquely shaped
Dana’s life by taking him through an incredible life-threatening
struggle only to turn his career into a completely different direction.
THANKS TO THE REV. DR. JONATHAN G. SMITH FOR ALL YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT!