Since our first short term missions trip to Guatemala in February of 2011, we have had a burning desire to return there and serve. Since then, God has shown us how He used our entire lives to prepare us for the mission He is calling us to fulfill. As our desire to return to Guatemala grew, we started to realize that he was calling us to spend more time there. After much prayer and discussion, we asked God to show us His will.
Since then we have been preparing our minds and hearts for God’s purpose for our lives. We’ve held various roles within our church to prepare us spiritually. As graduates of the Celebrate Recovery (CR) small group step study program, we worked as facilitators in our church’s CR ministry. Dylan has been a sponsor and leader of the CR connection group. Missy has been a group leader in the CR children’s program. We both were involved in York Christian Church’s 5th and 6th grade Sunday school class and led one of the church’s connection groups in the spring of 2012. In November of 2012 we completed New Life Advance International’s School of Mission to prepare for our work abroad and spent the first 6 months of 2013 attending Spanish language training during which time we lived with a Guatemalan host family to obtain full language and cultural immersion. We are currently working to strengthen the local church while also serving as the directors of Servants’ Serving at risk Families ministry.
As we continue to seek God’s will for our lives, we ask Him to show us the way and “slam the door shut” on anything He does not want us to do. His faithfulness in our lives has resulted in multiple open doors that continue to guide and mold us for His calling on our lives. Our biggest focus other than serving His people in Guatemala, is to involve as many people as possible in this experience. We’d like to invite you to partner with us through prayer as we continue to share our experiences and bridge the gap between Guatemala and our home country. To learn more about those ministries and stay updated on how Jesus is allowing us to further His Kingdom in Guatemala please click on any or all of the following links: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Follow this blog (sign up below!), or Subscribe to our newsletter. If you would like to partner with us financially as well, please don’t hesitate to check out the many ways you can do so: PayPal, Online Credit card or bank draft, or Mail in bank draft. We believe that this experience is not meant to terminate on us, but to be shared with as many people as possible; we are all called to Unite 2 Serve. God’s presence in Guatemala and His plan for the Guatemalan people is a miracle that all should witness.
For more information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Servants.