Wesleyan District Pastor reports on blessed mission trip to Guatemala

Posted By Jim Minutelli on Oct 21, 2018 | 0 comments

From Dean Cole, Pastor, Heaters, WV UM Charge:

“I’m happy and thankful to report that from July 3-13, 2018 God (again) poured out His abundant blessings upon us as we served once more in the very remote and very hot village of Nueva Covadonga, Guatemala. It was a small group this year (only 8, all from WV), but what we lacked in numbers we made up for in cooperative spirits and enthusiasm. We worked on the same construction project (village community building) as we did in 2017 during our five work days, except this year we worked alongside the local men to reinforce the columns on the south side of the building. In 2017 we worked to reinforce the columns on the north side of the building. The columns had to be reinforced so they will be strong enough to support the roof. In addition to our construction job, we also had VBS for the kids, and we had the awesome privilege of visiting several families in their homes. Thanks be to God!

I think that’s all I’m going to say. I believe I will let the pictures (below) speak for themselves.

One final note though…In 2017 the team stayed at a hotel in Mazatenango. Nueva Covadonga is so remote that it took us two hours in the morning and another two hours in the afternoon to travel to and from the village. And as you might imagine, the roads were NOT nice and smooth. That four hours of shaking on the bus each day took a toll on the team. I want to thank the Lord for His overabundant provision for the team this year because we were able to stay at a small beach resort which is located directly on the beach of the Pacific Ocean. Our “commute” was cut in half (compared to last year), and we had that wonderful place to return to each day to recharge our batteries. God is good!

Blessings in Christ Jesus.”

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