February 3rd – 12th 2012 at Hearts for the Children Ministry.
God has given us all unique gifts and why not exercise them. Nancy a recent visitor to us from Canada loves baking, so she proceeded in assembling all the supplies locally from San Lucas, hooking up a propane stove and spending most evenings baking cookies.
It was a bit of a challenge as the oven needed to be set at 500 degrees due to the altitude of close to 10,000 feet and even then it often took 40 minutes to bake a set of cookies that would have taken 10 minutes at a lower altitude. All of this would have been easier of course with a stand mixer. However, wrists were strengthened with a lot of hand mixing.
The cookies were either made with a chocolate cake mix or with smooth peanut butter, eggs, sugar and oil.
Each cookie was then individually packaged in a plastic sandwich bag and had an insert placed inside that with said Dios te Bendiga ( God bless you ) or Jesus te Ama ( Jesus loves you) .
The cookies were given out on many occasions, to the children who came to the Bible Teaching and Feeding program and to many who came to the Friday morning service at Mary Magdelana House in downtown Guatemala City.
Cookies were also left behind give o the whole congregation at Iglesia Monte De Sion on Sunday in Embaulada.
Well any way I want all of you to see how your love, prayers and support does things for the glory of God at your ministry here at Hearts for the Children.
These photos are year end and Christmas parties at our Mary Magdalena house in Guatemala City.
These are all street people living and sleeping on the street in five different areas of the City.
We meet with them every Friday morning to join in prayer and worship and then feed them, .normally a breakfast of eggs, beans, sausage, tortillas and coffee. We normally open our medical clinic to attend to those who are sick and can be treated with some of the medicines we have in our medical clinic.
You can see that the children are ministered to separately.
This year we were able to hand out hot tamales and some other delicious deserts.
There were toys and a mix of other children items for all of the children, Elizabeth’s father who lives on a pension in Canada donated a large part of the funds for some of the parties. I know that the rest or you gave from your hearts to help God reach so many.
During the week of activities in the City 15 of these poor of the poorest gave their heart to Jesus. Praise God that He has touched so many of you to reach out to hundreds of His lost in sin!
There is a second blog in process of the activities in other villages we work in.
May you all continue to experience the full blessing 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.