Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
We wanted to inform you of some mighty moves of God over the past few months that have led us into a new ministry focus. Recently we resigned from Hope for Home Ministries in order to free our time and schedule for more of what we feel the Lord is asking us to do. The season of stretching that we spoke about in our last newsletter has given us a clear focus and vision for what the next season of ministry should look like. We are grateful for the past 5 1/2 years of ministry with Hope for Home, for all of the learning and stretching that has come from that time and for the relationships that have formed through our time with that ministry. We are blessed and thankful!
We are also excited for what the Lord is leading us into! Parenting Discipleship classes, support roles with the daily ministry of La Escuelita and leadership within the local church are all part of the mosaic that will be our ministry. All of this has begun and will continue into the New Year!
Our Thanksgiving gathering! Noé had finals at the University so his first Thanksgiving had to be postponed until 2019! Cary and Rita Sills joined us!
The Saturday after Thanksgiving we participated in the school year's closing program with La Escuelita! It was such a blessing as each child had family in attendance. They had prepared a drama and a special song and performed them well!!! Our hearts are full to see the impact that the love of Christ shared with these children and their families is making! If you are interested in this ministry and would like to receive updates please click https://mailchi.mp/9c17da8bcf51/la-escuelita-end-of-year-report
The week following Thanksgiving we seized an opportunity to participate in an I AM ART camp with Kathlyn. The team, made up of both US visitors and Guatemalans (and some US Guatemalans like us!) ministered at a home for sexually abused girls. Anita's jobs for the week included mornings of baby-holding. Dale assisted a workshop that made craft projects using concrete. In the afternoons, we got to work along-side Kathlyn in directing the girls in a craft. It was such a sweet treat to minister together and alongside Kathlyn again.
Last Saturday Kristin and Anita had opportunity to attend a Women's one-day retreat sponsored by our church, Calvary Chapel Antigua. Anita was honored and blessed to participate as one of the four speakers. This was another stretching assignment but one that resulted in great blessing and encouragement.
Praising God from Whom all blessings flow:
- We praise God for our 2nd grandson, Weston Curtis, due in April 2019.
- We praise God for peace and direction and constant provision!
- We praise God for opportunity to sign a 2 year contract enabling us to stay in our home!!
- Amazing provision of a ministry team for La Escuelita.
- Healing touch on our niece, Juliana, following major back surgery and a subsequent over week-long migraine headache.
We look back in gratitude and forward in anticipation of the Lord's grace!
- Continued guidance for the ministry transition and future ministry affiliation for funding/accountability. For the time being our funding will continue to flow through Hope for Home Ministries.
- Dale is scheduled to have surgery to have a goiter removed in mid-January. Please pray for this procedure and Dale's recovery.
- We hope to attend a Growing Families Leadership summit in Charleston, SC in February though there are many logistics that need to be worked out. Please pray for guidance.
- Our friends, Gerardo and Mirta, as they deal with the death of their infant son.
We thank Him for you and your place in our lives! Your prayers, interest, support and encouragement are such a big part of our lives and ministry in Guatemala! We pray that each of you will sense His direction anew as the New Year comes!
By His grace and for His glory,
Dale and Anita Beyer