Weaver's Wanderings - Come, teach us about Jesus
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Come, teach us about Jesus

The sweetest words to a missionaries ears are “Come, teach us about Jesus” and that is exactly what the people of Tierra Linda said to Impact Ministries last November.  After a morning devotional at the Purulha school where the students prayed for the Mayor of Purulha, he invited Rita Peters and Impact Ministries to join him in a meeting later that week out in Tierra Linda - about 10 minutes outside Purulha.  As it turned out, Tierra Linda did not have a school or church in their community and they were inviting Impact Ministries to come and build a school in their community. 

Rita explained to them that Impact Ministries is an evangelical Christian organization and if we build a school in their community we will teach their children about Jesus and to read His word and worship Him.  She asked, if they would be okay with that?  The leader of the community said, “We don’t know anything about Jesus, no one has ever come and told us anything about him.  If you come and teach us, we will all believe in Jesus.”  Wow!

Just two weeks ago, the village of Tierra Linda signed over the rights to a piece of land in their community for Impact Ministries to build a school.  Below are pictures of the property; construction has already begun with the goal of opening a new school with the first three classes in January 2014.  The school will be called Vida Nueva (New Life), where new life in Jesus will enter into this community.  Please be praying that the construction process will stay on schedule and that the hunger of this community will result in a great movement of God.

Below are pictures of the plot of land where the school will be built.
Praises and Prayer Requests:
  1. Praise, we have a guest house host, which helped to balance and reduce the duties we have here with teams.
  2. Praise.  The Harvest Bible Chapel team has been a great team, and we are praying that God would continue to work in their lives as they return to Iowa.
  3. Praise.  The project in Tierra Linda already has a Christian School that has raised funds and is working on getting child sponsors for the new students in January.
  4. Praise, we are both in good health.
  5. Pray that we continue to understand how to best serve the ministry here in Guatemala. 
  6. Continue to pray for Candy's mom as she moves forward in her recovery process.
  7. Pray for continued energy and health as working with teams keeps us very busy.

Harvest Bible Chapel Youth Team:

Our second team this summer is a team from Harvest Bible Chapel in Davenport, Iowa.  The church sent an adult team in the fall of 2011, and we were excited to work with their youth group.  The team of 22 has been a blessing, as they came with a servants heart and desire to be open to what God is asking them to do with their lives.  Garth and Deanna Glenn (youth pastor and his wife) are amazing leaders.  One thought shared in a debrief was, obedience produces blessings, which we have seen in our own lives.  Gary Pena, the missions pastor also came along, both to see the ministry first hand and to also discuss how to lead short term teams as the church is looking to lead teams inside the USA.  The church has now sponsored 12 children between the two teams, which has been a huge blessing. 
Harvest Bible Chapel team in the central square in Guatemala City
Update on Candy’s Mom:

My mom has made huge strides since I last wrote you. You need to know that your prayers are being heard and God is doing amazing things because of your heart to pray for my mom. The doctors showed my brother pictures of her brain and Dave told me that I’d be amazed at the extent of the damage there is to the left side of my mother’s brain. Because the damage is on the left side of her brain, she has trouble moving the right side of her body. But it is amazing how God took her from not being able to talk at all to being able to put simple sentences together. I was actually able to call her from Guatemala and talk to her on Friday afternoon. She was very frustrated that she could not put the right words together to express herself, but she was very interested in what we were doing in Guatemala an how our short-term teams were doing. With the few things she could convey it was very encouraging to hear her talk clearly. I thank God for the body of Christ both here in Tactic, in Canada, back in the States, and those we know around the world that are so diligently lifting my mother in prayer. Praise be to God for his goodness and his grace. I pray God is glorified by the healing he is doing in my mother’s body. Pray for strength as she continues rehab. 

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