Kim and Stephen Crouch of Murray. KY have been serving with Bethel Ministries International in Guatemala since 2009. It has been a privilege to partner with them on FMS lunches and projects to help raise funds to provide food for the people they minister to there.
2015 SUMMER MISSION TRIP DATES:
June 7-14: Led by Ben & Brittney Stinnett
July 4-11: Led by Stephen & Kim Crouch
Your prayers for these trips are greatly appreciated!
Summer trips for 2014 included Stephen leading a group of 12 from June 11-18 and Kim leading a group of 15 from July 5-12. Many lives were impacted with food, medical equipment, and the message of a loving God.
Our summer 2013 group from KY, visited Chichicastenango, Guatemala for a week in July. Serving with Bethel Ministries International, the group brought food, clothing, shoes, wheelchairs and medical equipment, and the story of a God who loves us all!
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Food, clothing and shoe distributions take place in remote parts of the country. At left, the team makes the trek up a mountainside to visit a family, deliver food, and share the Gospel.
Two precious little ones wait at the top for a real home! This family has 7 children and told the team they were only able to bathe every 15 days with rain water. They live on the side of a mountain with a drop off that is at least 1000 feet. These small children scale down the side every morning to collect fire wood for their parents. Our team was able to build them a home, provide them with a smoke free stove and pila (a large water/sink basin). Most importantly, we shared the love of Christ!
Team members visit and pray with a family.
We deliver supplies and food for families. Bethel Ministries, Int'l supplied the wheelchair for this gentleman and maintains contact with the family. Food baskets include basics like black beans, rice, coffee, sugar, salt, cooking oil, vitamins, powdered milk supplements, and meal packets. Toiletry kits with soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste are also part of the supplies each family receives.
Tortillas on the fire! Lung disease, poor eyesight and even blindness are common in Guatemala because many women cook over open flames their entire lives. This family received a new home from the mission team, including a more efficient stove that pipes smoke out of the house.