Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fall Mission Trip to Central America

In late October Paulie and I will return to Guatemala.  This will be my second mission trip to the Central American nation.

We will minister at the Guatemala City dump.  The Potter's House will put us to work helping the poor.  We spent a few hours visiting the Potter's House the last time we went to Guatemala City.

We'll travel with our good friend, Susan Blount, from Vassalboro.  She has visited Guatemala countless times over the years.  Susan successfully homeschooled four daughters.  All are doing well today giving Susan the delights only grandchildren can provide.

To help cover the costs of this trip we are joining with Susan in a fund raiser planned for late September.  You can learn more here.

After ministering for a week I'll be abandoning (not really ;)) Paulie and Susan in Guatemala and returning to Maine via Chicago.  I'm going to drop in to the windy city to attend Peter LaBarbera's annual banquet.  Peter is the leader of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.

God called us to sponsor a table at Peter's event.  I am looking forward to hearing Michael Brown speak, and to meeting him.  I have encountered his work many times over the years.  His response to the Vicki Beeching development was most instructive and helpful.

While God has provided some of what we need to pay for the trip, we still must raise $3,000.

The words of the Psalmist comfort me when I think about fund raising.  He wrote, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee:  he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

Thank you for joining with us in asking God to provide over and above what we need.

Or you can send a check to Helping Hands Ministry, 5 Sylvan Way, Chelsea, ME  04330.

We appreciate you!!