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Guatemala Missionary News, September 2015

Ministry update by Tim and Sharie Martiny, Missionaries in Guatemala.

Guatemala Missionary News, September 2015

Family Day

In other special activities this month, we took the girls from Fundaninos out for a day with our family. We visited a national park at Lago de los Pinos where we spent the day swimming, playing soccer and relaxing by the lake. For many of them it was the first time they had ever swam in a lake and they loved it.

In Many ways, these types of activities embody the heart of our ministry. As much as we work to meet their physical needs, help educate them, teach vocational training classes and impart life skills, the core of everything  we do is developing relationships based on the trust, respect and love they deserve.

Vocational Classes

We are continuing to be faithful with our vocational training programs that provide the students with practical skills in carpentry, woodworking, engineering and culinary arts. The students continue to make good progress and really enjoy the classes.

Youth Group

We finished our Bible on faithfulness our youth group of girls from the orphanage Fundaninos. To close the topic, we had a competition where they had to look up examples of faithful people in the Bible and explain how they were faithful. I was impressed with their Bible knowledge and how much they had retained from our classes

We are now going through a study called: For Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles.

It is a film series that explores the deeper meaning of Salvation. For those who have wondered, “What is my Salvation actually FOR?” Is it only about personal atonement, about getting to heaven, or something that comes later? Is it just to have a “friend in Jesus?” This series helps you discover a “new perspective,” the BIGGER picture of what it means to be “in the world, not of it. It does a great job explaining how we are called to fit into God’s Economy of All Things. The students have loved going through the series and everyone, from me, down to our 6 year old son Alex have enjoyed it.

Timothy Martiny
Timothy Martiny
Missionary in Guatemala serving the orphaned, vulnerable and disabled.