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Jesse, Sara & Makai Eggman

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          Jesse & Sara


It started with a hard boiled egg…

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman   in Guatemala, Missions

Yesterday Jesse, Makai and I got to go visit with the orphans at Remar. We have been praying that God would help us build relationships with the children and that he would open their hearts to us. It is incredible how powerfully God has answered our prayers. Within 5 minutes of being there we were talking and laughing with the kids as if we’d known them forever. It felt so natural. So right. We played many fun games with them. Many were similar to the games duck duck goose and London bridges falling down in the US. One game included me accidentally tripping on a rock and knocking down the stick that was holding the line full of clothes!!! I was a bit embarrassed but they seemed to love it.

We sat down and shared with the kids an illustration about sin. We used a hard-boiled egg as our prop. We asked the kids what sin was and to give us some examples of sin. As we talked about it I wrote the words on the egg (lying, cheating, murder, hate, selfishness, unforgiveness, pride, etc.) We shared with them how the egg reminded us of our hearts when we don’t know Jesus. Our hearts are dark, dirty, and hard. We shared with them who Jesus was and how he came to save our lives and take away our sin. As we shared with them how Jesus died for us we began to peel the shell of the egg. What was left was a soft clean egg. We explained that when we ask Jesus into our lives and when we choose to live our lives obeying what he told us in the Bible our hearts become clean and soft. When we ask for forgiveness for our sins He comes and takes them and we are no longer hard or dirty. How when Jesus comes into our life he gives joy where there was pain, heals what was once broken, and brings love and peace where there once was none.  We asked the children if there was anyone who did not have Jesus in their life. We asked if there was anyone who had never committed to live their life obeying Christ. Two young teenage girls raised their hands and said they never had and wanted to have Jesus in their lives. It was so awesome to pray with the girls and lead them in committing their lives to Christ!!! Afterwards both girls were crying and could not keep their composure. It was so beautiful to see the power of Christ’s love working in them.

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Please pray for these two young precious lives. One girl is named Megan. She is now an orphan at the home. Her mother just died on December 23rd.

The second girl is named Ingirs. This is Ingri’s fourth time returning to this home. She was taken away from her mother again after her mother gave her into prostitution.

As you can see both of these broken lives need God’s healing touch and restoration. Please pray with us that they would feel God’s deep love for them. Also please pray that God would continue to pour out his Spirit and grace on us as we keep ministering to these precious children.

Thank you all who partner with us through prayer and finances! Together we are reaching the lost for Christ and making a difference in Guatemala!


Jesse, Sara & Makai

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.

Jesse, Sara & Makai Eggman



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.

Jesse, Sara & Makai Eggman


Glad to be alive! Very, Very Glad!

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman   in Current Events, Missions, Personal

Sara, Makai and I were on our way to a village here in Guatemala to meet with a pastor today. We stopped to get some gas at Shell and put some air in the tires just as we were leaving the town we live in. The gas attendant asked if I wanted super or regular gas and as normal I told him regular. It was only about 30 seconds after leaving Shell that the engine started shuddering and making a loud knocking sound. It kept acting like it was going to shut off. A few weeks ago another missionary friend of ours just had bad gas put into his SUV recently at Texaco and had to get his engine and everything cleaned out. So I assumed that was what happened to us as well. I called a friend and he came to help. We opened the gas cap and smelled the gas which smelled more like diesel than gas. My friend took me back to Shell and they told us that they had pumped regular gas into the truck. We called a mechanic and asked if we could pick him up and bring him to the truck. He said yes but when we arrived he said he was busy and gave us a chain to tow the truck to him. My friend started towing me but almost immediately the chain came loose and then my breaks went out. The chain had broken the trucks break line when it came free. Without breaks it was going to be really hard to pull the truck with a chain so we tried calling a tow truck. Most tow trucks here in Guatemala just hook up chains and pull you. We could only find one guy who had a tow truck that could pull the truck up into the bed of his tow truck. The problem was that he was out of town when we called.

We called the mechanic back and asked again if we could bring him to the truck. He was still busy but he said his brother, who is also a mechanic, could come with us. We dropped Sara and Makai back off at the house and picked up the mechanic. The mechanic tried getting gas out of the gas tank but couldn’t. He told me to start the truck and he opened up a valve on the engine and let some gas out. I talked about it being dangerous because the gas could catch on fire but then I went ahead and listened to him. He took out about a liter of “Gas” and sure enough it smelled more like diesel than gas and was slippery and slimy like oil. The mechanic decided that since we couldn’t tow the truck he would just take all the gas out through the valve so that we could put new gas in it and try to start it again. He ran a hose from the ground up through the engine compartment and started letting the gas shoot out of the valve into the hose and run down to the ground.

Please understand the following events seemed to take place in slow motion.  About the third time the car died and I restarted it a huge flame shot up. I turned the truck off and jumped out yelling for them to get back since the truck could explode. There was a huge pillar of flame shooting up from the engine and fire underneath the truck where the “Gas” had been flowing. I yelled for them to move the other vehicle away in case the truck blew up. When my friend tried to start his vehicle it wouldn’t start but kept making that clicking noise like when your battery is almost dead. I quickly decided that I was not going to try to look at the battery since I would have been right all the fuel on the ground and the flaming truck. For an unknown reason my friends vehicle suddenly started and he hit the gas to get out of there quickly. He was on a muddy slope beside the road and started sliding sidewise down into a muddy ditch beside the road. I yelled for him to get out and run for it. He yelled that we needed water but I thought to myself that that would probably only make it worse since you normally never put water on burning oils and the “Gas” had looked and felt oily. I took off running down the road away from the burning truck towards a big propane business that was only 100 feet away. I remember thinking that there was nothing we could do and that the Truck was lost for sure. I said part of Job 1:21 aloud as I ran, “The Lord giveith and the Lord takeith away, Blessed be the name of the Lord”.

As I neared the propane business I yelled out and asked if they had any water. The security guard disappeared and then came back with a 5 gallon bucket full of water. I ran back yelling that I had water. The mechanic met me and grabbed the water and went and threw it on the pillar of fire still coming from the trucks engine. Miraculously the fire instantaneously went out. I asked the mechanic if he was ok and he said yes. We noticed later that his eye lashes had been burned.  Praise God we were all ok! On top of us not being hurt at all the mechanic soon discovered that only a few hoses had burned and that the engine and everything else was perfectly fine. You would have had to have seen the huge pillar of fire burning continually for all that time to understand what a huge miracle that was! The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Today He gave much and took very little. I have a renewed sense of just how precious life is and am overjoyed to have more time here on earth.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Jesse Eggman


Receiving Our Updates

   Posted by: Jesse & Sara Eggman   in Current Events, Missions, Personal

For those of you who want to receive our monthly e-mail updates.

I just wanted to let you know that Sara and I are switching our e-newsletters over to a new service called MailChimp. We are making this change to address the issue that many of you have not received the last few updates that we sent out. This will be the third update we have written since arriving back in Guatemala in Sept. If you haven’t gotten the last couple of updates you can read them on our blog (

I sent out our first update via MailChimp 2 days ago titled “Our Life & Ministry”. If you did not receive “Our Life & Ministry” from us please check your Spam box as that is probably where it is and mark it as “Not Spam” or if you use G-Mail please check your “Promotions” tab and click and drag our e-mail over to the “Primary” tab.

Please add our e-mail address ([email protected]) to your contact list if you have not already done that.

*Note: To see the pictures on our updates you may have to enable images after opening our e-mail.

If you have any questions, need help with any of this or still couldn’t find our e-mail even after checking your spam and promotions folders/tabs then please feel free to call our Skype phone number at (979) 314-4055 or email us at [email protected]


Jesse & Sara Eggman

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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.


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.


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.



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!