Archive for the ‘Church Planting’ Category

28
Dec

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Read our update by clicking below.

CLICK HERE

Blessings,

      Jesse, Sara and Makai

26
Jun

June 2014 Update

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Here is the link to out June update:

On The Road Again

Blessings,

Jesse, Sara & Makai Eggman

8
May

Important Update

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Click HERE to see our important May update.

8
May

Training & Transitions

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Click HERE to see our April update Training & Transitions.

20
Feb

Life & Life Abundant

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Click HERE to read our Feb update Life & Life Abundant.

 

Blessings,

          Jesse & Sara

5
Jan

New Beginnings

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Sara and I are excited to announce our partnership with the Kekchi Bible Institute. Classes will be starting in a few days and we feel like this is a dream come true! While we were in the USA Sara and I talked to many of you about how we felt God leading us to become involved with training up new leaders through a Bible School or Ministry Training Center. This vision has now come to pass and we want to fill you in on the details. We believe that this is a sustainable way to quickly reach every single unreached Mayan village here in the Petén region of Guatemala. We made a short video about KBI, its goals and purpose. Click on the play icon below to watch it.

Blessings,
Jesse, Sara & Makai Eggman

 

4
Nov

October Update

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Family Photo

Click HERE To see our full update for October with additional photos.

Things have been going really well here in Petén, Guatemala! I think that Jesse and I finally feel at ease being parents and raising a baby in a foreign country. Makai has been so wonderful throughout the whole transition and he seems to be really happy here.

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There are definitely some challenges in being a foreigner as well as a parent here in this culture. It seems that everywhere we go everyone wants to touch or hold the “Greengo baby.” It can be stressful at times but God is giving us grace in how to handle each and every situation.

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This past month we had the amazing opportunity to minister at a church about an hour away from our house. We were excited because the pastor had invited Jesse to preach and a special singer for the service. This service was awesome and quite the cultural experience! Neither of us had ever experienced anything like it before.

The service started at about 7:30pm and did not end until almost 11:00pm! It consisted of 4 different singers who altogether sang about 20 songs! In the middle of the service a woman came up to lead the congregation in prayer. She was so loud, that at one point I had to ask Jesse if Makai was crying because I could not hear him screaming at the top of his lungs even though he was sitting right on my lap! Finally… around 9:30pm after all the singing and praying Jesse had the opportunity to preach to the people. After Jesse preached the pastor invited two other people to come up and share the word. By this point it was almost 11:00pm. Although all of this was a huge stretch for us culturally Jesse and I were so blessed by the pastor and his congregation. We have never been in a church here that was so full of praise. It was amazing to see and hear them sing with everything they had. You could really see that they truly loved Jesus. Jesse preached to the people about Matthew 6:33. “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Jesse encouraged the congregation to continue living faithfully to God when they have needs and to seek God for help and trust him to provide for them. The people responded and almost the entire body responded to the altar call. We were able to pray for strength for the people who were struggling with different needs and encourage them as we believed with them in faith for God to provide for them.

 

One Highlight we wanted to tell you about was getting to help Pastor Eugenio and his family evangelize the village of San Juan Villa Nueva. Pastor Eugenio recently moved there to plant a church and we journeyed to help him get started there. We were able to go from hut to hut talking to the people and inviting them to come to the church that evening for a special service and to watch a movie. We played the movie Courageous after worship and ended the evening with sharing a little and prayer. It was a great success as the church was full with people and there were even many outside looking in threw the doors and windows! Please pray for Pastor Eugenio’s family as they start the new work there and for the people of San Juan Villa Nueva.

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We are so happy to be in Guatemala and we are really excited about some amazing doors God is opening up for next year. God has put such a vision in our hearts to see unreached villages touched with the power and love of the gospel. We are eager to share with you in our next update about the strategy God is revealing to us and the different partnerships he is blessing us with!

We are so thankful for each and every one of you who is praying for us and partnering with us financially. We appreciate you so much. Our family and our ministry would not be the same without you! Thank you for the sacrifices that you make with your time and finances in order to be our partners in the work God has called us to. We love and cherish each of you. We pray that God would just bless you and your families abundantly, that he would pour out and multiply back to you a hundred fold what you have sowed into us!

10
Apr

February and March 2013

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

It’s been two months since our last update and a lot has happened.

With the help from some of our Guatemalan friends we were able to put together a video on Las Gaviotas and the work we plan on doing there.

See Video Below

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I Jesse went with Jim DeHart, GTN’s Petén Director, and Marlon, one of GTN’s National workers, to explore a distant village close to Mexico called the “Lone Chicken”. It was quite an adventure. The vehicle we were traveling in lost all power three different times and the tie rod fell to the ground resulting in a loss of all steering of our vehicle. We traveled a total of seventeen hours. We rode four hours on horseback through very deep mud, killed a large poisonous snake in our path, and were able to eat the “King of the Rats” for dinner. On our way back home we also got stopped by the Guatemalan Military while we were driving through a very dangerous stretch of road after dark.  All of these events made it an unforgettable journey! I couldn’t believe how beautiful the village was when I finally got there. I came out of the mud right onto a bridge crossing a beautiful river which led to the village. “The Lone Chicken” was situated on the side of the mountain right by the river. It was the most beautiful village I have ever seen! I believe that God did an amazing work in the hearts of the people there in that village. There were many dangers but God protected us through each and every single one! I believe that light overcame darkness and the Kingdom of God advanced in power. We are looking into the possibility of helping to build a school and a church among other things in that village in the future.

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Since leaving our home in Guatemala for itineration and partner building we have lived like nomads and traveled roughly eleven thousand miles. We have had wonderful opportunities to update many of our current partners in person as well as share our mission and vision with many new potential partners. We have been able to preach the Word of God, share our testimonies and teach about missions and Guatemala at various churches, youth groups, home groups, house churches and even with inmates in prison. We have seen many new partnerships started and have been very encouraged through all of these experiences.

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Jesse was able to help at two nonprofit organizations located on a small ranch in Desoto, TX, Gospel Revival Ministries and Aquaponics and Earth, on behalf of Go To Nations for a couple of weeks. He was able to learn a lot about Aquaponics by picking up things from Aquaponics & Earth’s president and founder, John Musser. We also received training on how to reach unreached tribal groups when one of Gospel Revival Ministries Native Leaders stopped by the ranch unexpectedly and shared about the work going on in India with tribal groups. The time spent there was invaluable and we are sure that the things we learned will be applicable and useful for us and others in the future.

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Thanks so much to each of you who partner with us and pray for us! None of this would have been possible without you!

Please continue to keep this time of partner building in your prayers. We are progressing towards meeting our monthly budget goals but are still looking for many new partners to help meet the needs. Sara is only a little more than a month away from her due date and has been feeling very uncomfortable. I have been fighting with allergies / cold / congestion off and on for the past 6 months now. Please keep our health in your prayers as well.

May God bless you abundantly,

Jesse & Sara Eggman