By: Allison O’Connor
As September arrives and summer comes to an end, we wanted to say thank you to all the teams, churches, and groups that have served at Hope of life over the past several months! It was a very busy summer and we were all so incredibly blessed to have so many of you here with us.
May through August were the busiest months here at the ministry. Over these summer months, we have had approximately 94 teams and churches visit and serve alongside us. We have worked together to accomplish various projects including – distribution of food bags, planting fruit trees, livestock and farming projects, shoe distribution, construction projects including churches, schools, our own medical clinic here on campus, many water projects, and many vacation Bible schools for children in villages. Together we have been stronger, and our efforts have been multiplied to be a greater impact for this country!
You have brought the country of Guatemala hope and help in their hours of greatest need. You have prayed over countless hurting people. You have provided food clothes, shoes, medicine, school supplies, and most importantly the love of Jesus to these beautiful people. You have brought encouragement and light to impoverished and discouraged villages who were feeling forgotten. You have provided resources to brighten the futures of children that have dreams of a happier and healthier tomorrow.
Not only have you ministered to thousands of people outside of our gates, but you have served us- serving our community here at Hope of Life and the children living within these gates. You have come along side of our families that are serving here as full-time missionaries. You have come to our doors and prayed with us. You invited us to worship with you and you encouraged us to be faithful in the work God has called us to do. You have brought our families supplies, medicine, treats from home, clothing, and anything else we needed to help us serve well. We are all so thankful!
We have enjoyed meeting all 1,509 of you over these last busy summer months, and we are thankful for the opportunities we had to serve with you! Our community here at Hope of life and our families send our deepest thanks and gratitude for a beautiful summer of service! We loved working together, and we hope to see you all soon! All glory to God for the work that was accomplished!