Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

9
Mar

Battles and Blessings

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Please see our March update by clicking below.

CLICK HERE

Blessings,

      Jesse, Sara and Makai

12
Jan

Eggmans in San Pedro Sula

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Please see our Jan update by clicking below.

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Blessings,

      Jesse, Sara and Makai

11
Oct

The Power of Your Testimony

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Click HERE to read our October update “The Power of Your Testimony”.

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

 

26
Dec

December Update

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman

Greetings,

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas! While we very much missed friends and family this was still one of our all time favorite Christmases!

The week of thanksgiving my (Sara) heart felt very heavy during a time of prayer. I had such a strong sensation that I was not fulfilling the call of God for my life and that deeply saddened me. Since I was a child my heart has been for the orphan, the unwanted, and the outcast. God has placed in me a passion for these groups of children to know their value and identity as sons and daughters of a king. I asked the Lord when the time would come for this ministry to come to fruition.  At the end of this time of prayer I felt in my heart that I was supposed to pray and keep my ears and eyes open. God is so awesome! Just 3 days later I learned from a missionary friend of mine that there was a Children’s home in our town with these exact types of children!

The first week of December Jesse and I went to visit this children’s home named Remar. Remar is an international Christian organization that helps to bring restoration to broken lives. The children’s home here in our town is specifically for orphans who have been abandoned by their parents or children who have been abused by their families. There are about 10 boys at the house for boys and about 30 girls at the house for girls. On our first visit to Remar we met a precious 4 year old little girl. It was heartbreaking to listen to this little girl’s history. She was rescued from her father who had raped her and then cut her head open with a machete. When she walked up I opened my arms to her and Jesse and I were amazed as she walked into my arms and allowed me to embrace her. Many of the children at this home have similar horrific experiences. The most heartbreaking news is that a large number of these children return back to their abusers due to the lack of a strong justice system in Guatemala.  The directors of this home are beautiful people who are trying their best to care for these children and help them recover from their traumatic experiences. The directors expressed to us their desperate need for children’s ministers. “We are doing our best to provide shelter and food for the children. However, there are not any people on our staff to just spend time loving on the children. We need someone who can come and love the children. We need someone who will play with them and teach them the bible and about the love of Jesus.” Their words were like water to my soul and an answer to my hearts cry. In that moment I wanted to jump up and say “YES! ME! I WILL DO THAT!!!” This is my ministry heartbeat. These precious children need so desperately to know their value and worth as children of God. They need to know the pure love of their heavenly father. I believe that God has led me to these children and He has placed it in my heart to reach them. I believe so strongly that these children’s lives and circumstances can be changed by the power of Christ.

We were blessed to be able to spend Christmas Eve with the children from Remar. We set up a sheet and played the nativity story in Spanish from a projector. We were able to buy jump ropes, a few jumbo balls, and some group games for the kids. God helped me make 2 turkeys and bake 100 cookies for them as well. We know that these children are very close to God’s heart. He made that very clear to us over the past couple of days. We had called the gas company and ordered a cylinder of gas to be brought to our house to cook the turkeys with. An hour after delivering the first cylinder they returned with a second cylinder of gas saying that they had received a call saying that we needed a second cylinder. I told them that we hadn’t called them but that maybe God knew that we would need a second cylinder and went ahead and bought the second one. Sure enough we needed both cylinders to cook the two turkeys. God pulled the strings to make sure that the children would get their turkeys! We are so excited to be partnering with Remar in helping these children. We are looking forward to seeing what God has in store  as we begin working more with them next year.

Thank you SO much for partnering with us. You are truly making a difference in these children’s lives. We are so grateful for all of your prayers, encouragement and financial gifts that continue to make the ministry here possible. We pray that you have a blessed New Year!

Our next update will talk about a second partnership we have made here, one that we believe will eventually help us meet our goal of reaching every village here in the Petén with the Gospel.

Blessings,
Jesse, Sara & Makai Eggman

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.

"The Lone Chicken"

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