As all Ministries and Churches do, we have celebrated what God has had us do each year with a celebration to Jesus Christ. Each year the celebrations seem to get bigger and better, I suppose that is what you expect.
This year we celebrated both Hearts or the Children Ministry and Mount Zion Church at the same time. 20 years for HTCM Dedicated to serving the poor, sick, hungry, naked children of Guatemala.
And Mount Zion Church built on a mountain top overlooking the city of Guatemala.
The three services Friday, Saturday and Sunday were true surprises from God.
Three special men of God came to preach the word and all reaffirmed the great promise that Jesus will return for His Church. Praise God! When the alter call was made to reconcile to God, there were not many left sitting in the pews and very few dry eyes.
It is rather easy to make an alter call ,however not knowing God’s great surprises it may not be so easy to deal with the multitudes who the Holy Spirit touches when that call is made.
Twenty three years in country has taught us many things, the one thing we worked hard to avoid was not to leave the village of Embaulada HELPING WHERE IT HURTS. Yes God has moved in awesome ways, and although a large number of people have been reached, there are still hundreds who are still living in darkness and believe they can do it on their own, particularly the youth.
Many who know Tom’s natural age ask why he still works so many days and hours in this community. Simple, until all have heard.
We have been so richly blessed by God for so many years, the feed programs for children continue, medical clinics are operating, our outreach to street living people is ongoing and the wonderful temple for all of us to come together and worship our Lord is built, what is next, we will wait and see what secret God has for us next.
Know this, you all are the missionaries, we our family, are only the servants.
We give all the praise and glory to God the almighty.
Please enjoy some photos of the anniversary services May you all continue to experience the full blessings of God’s grace and love and if for some reason we are not able to communicate before Jesus returns then, we will see you in heaven
Sincerely in Christ
Tom, Elizabeth and Cheryl Leigh Allan