Have you met the Servants 4 Him Teaching Team?

We have just finished our third pastoral conference, two at The Upper Room and one at Mercy House.  The teachings were about the “call of a pastor” and the responsibilities of a pastor.  We are so grateful for Pastor Kelley from Cornerstone Chapel in Virginia and Pastor Brian from Calvary Chapel, Franklin, Tennessee who shared their experiences, knowledge and hearts with Guatemalan pastors.

Most of the Mayan pastors have never had the opportunity to experience this kind of teaching.  It has caused them to hunger for more!  They want to understand the Bible, how to study it and how to preach it!

It takes a team to put on a conference.  We have a talented group of men and women that serve at Servants 4 Him.  Let me tell you about them:

Forrest Kendall does much of the teaching, although in these last conferences we were blessed to have guest speakers.  MH in service

Carol Kendall teaches women and children’s classes.602809_455916874467599_1908069793_n

 

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Juan Aguilar is the primary teacher for Mercy House.  He and his wife, Celestina, run Mercy House.

 

 

Barry Staley is in charge of The Upper Room, filming, and electronics.  Barry, along with his wife, Marquita, plan and provide all the meals for Staleysconferences, as well as S4H bookkeeping.

 

 

 

Juanita Rivera provides assistance in the kitchen and in the houses.

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Debora Ramirez, S4H, administrator, is also our most professional translator.  We also  use translators from other ministries as well as Forrest.

 

 

 

Dennis Ruano ( S4H pastor and dentist) along with his wife Chochy provide amazing worship in Spanish and English!  The senior pastor from Calvary Chapel Guatemala City, Francisco Reyes, and his worship team provide music as well.

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How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, in this case, new shoes!

After the Awakening Festival in Leesburg VA last fall, the organizers were faced with a dilemma. They had 1300 pair of donated shoes left over and no place to distribute them. Servants 4 Him was contacted to see if we could use them and of course we said YES!  Over 600 pair of children’s shoes were shipped to Guatemala and we have been distributing them via Servants 4 Him missionaries here. They arrived just in time for the new school year. There is no better sight than the beaming face of a happy child! Thank you Cornerstone Chapel.

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Vision Now a Reality

The vision all along has been to make disciples and to train pastors. Forrest & Carol have been faithfully doing this for 11 years without a center to work from. Their house was packed with books, materials, crafts and bunk beds! Teams would come and go. Pastors would drop in and stay awhile. And discipleship was taking place.

MH GraduationThe vision has not changed, but the application has expanded. We now have the Upper Room fully functional and have held two training sessions this year. In addition, Mercy House in Totonicapon, about 3 hours north, is hosting trainings. We have completed equipping this facility for teaching and team housing. The first training was held there last week.

 

As we begin in earnest to host these teachings, the feedback from the pastors (many who traveled for hours to be there) has been unanimous. “Please come to our area and continue the teachings for others to learn”. These pastors realize the importance of inductive study and are hungry to experience the full power of God’s word.

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Ratzam House Finished in Time for Valentines Day!

Tuesday Feb 11 the Ratzam house was finished. The family is very happy and praising the Lord. Pastor Efrain told us the ladies in family were crying tears of joy.

There were some unused block from the project and some unspent funds. A few more blocks were purchased to replace an adobe wall on another part of the house and a bed was purchase for the grandfather. Pastor Efrain and Betty (his wife) visited and told us that the grandfather was very happy and praising God; it was the first time in his life that he has slept on a bed.

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Pastor Efrain told us that the Ratzam house is the 53rd house that has been constructed since 2005 when Servants 4 Him first started working in San Pablo after Hurricane Stan. In 2005 no mission organizations were helping in San Pablo. Praise God for hurricanes that cause His people to see needs and respond to them. The Lord is doing amazing things through one pastor, Efrain, who continues to have a heart to help families in San Pablo.

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