Saturday, June 16, 2012

cinco dias mas & MATCHING opportunity!

In just 5 days, we will be on our way to San Lucas, Guatemala! As we have reflected on the winding road to finally boarding this airplane, we are in awe of our awesome God! Ten years of prayers are culminating into one-way tickets this coming Thursday! 

The next 5 days will be filled with many emotions. But, as we say goodbye to our family and friends, we are reminded that this world is not our home! These verses have become more and more real over the last six months - 

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

As we transition from this -

to this one bedroom where all 4 of us will be living for the next several months - 

We are SO grateful that God broke our hearts for the things that break His heart! 

At Village of Hope we will have the amazing opportunity to reach out to SO many in need. As we prepare the facility, study Spanish, and develop curriculum for our caregivers over the next few months, we will also be serving through a Manna Feeding Program and outreach to the community! Check out this post from our fellow missionaries Todd and Amy Block about serving in the local garbage dump. 

We were going to ask you to please join us in prayer that God would provide the remaining $390 per month that we are in need of in order to leave... but as we were writing this, we just received  a MATCHING CHALLENGE! We have an AMAZING friend that has agreed to match the next monthly commitments that are made totaling up to $150 per month. 

Are you able to give $10, $30, or $50 per month or maybe a one-time gift to further the kingdom work in Guatemala? In addition to the monthly need, we are also asking the Lord to provide for our required training which will prepare us linguistically, culturally, spiritually, and emotionally! As the pioneers of this ministry it is crucial that we are fully prepared and that we will have longevity in our ministry! Maybe the Lord would call you to make a one-time gift to meet this need? 

Please pray for our family in the coming days...we will need it:)

With gratitude and love,
Dan, Christi, Malakai, and Finley


  1. I would like to talk to you personally at church tomorrow or Monday evening. :)

  2. We are mailing a check to Lifesong today. I emailed you to let you know the amount.

    Amy Patzer