January 23, 2012

Building … to Repair the Broken


Our team is currently in Guatemala completing building projects at Hospital Shalom. Thank you for your faithfulness to pray. The spiritual support we felt during our preparation and send-out was astonishing. God faithfully supplied everything needed for the team and the work – and then some! We feel your prayer support even now, and encourage you -- KEEP IT UP!

God is awesome and amazing!

Thank you for those who financially contributed to this work. What you sowed God will multiply for His purpose and glory. Facilities are being prepared to receive volunteer medical professionals and future work teams through our work on two efficiency apartments in the second story addition of the hospital. A team of doctors from Liberty, MO will arrive the week after we return home.

During our 14 days in country our schedule is WORKWORK – and did I mention – WORK. Hands on. In the trenches. Getting it done!


From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. daily and straight through the weekend. Except for our village outreach days and a trip to the Tikal ruins, we will be doing construction work on the hospital. Here’s a look at the progress that other work teams have made.

Roof going up over second story...
Hospital Shalom 4
Interior work on second floor
Hospital Shalom 2Hospital Shalom 6

View from the outside -- exterior applications on 2nd story


Ahhhh... a construction site in a foreign country, the musty smell of humidity oozing from a bare concrete slab, keeping pace with the rhythmic sound of screws piercing metal studs, interacting with host-country nationals and observing the unique trade applications and building methods used. All of us working toward a common purpose ... here... in this place.

We build …so that wounded bodies and broken lives can be rebuilt.

Hospital Shalom – Where Hope and Healing Meet Everyday Life


I provided some detail about our itinerary below. Construction work happens on every day except for travel days, so I only listed the days for unique activities and outings we’ll be involved in.

Sat, Jan. 21stTravel Day -- 6:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.
Sun, Jan. 22nd -- Church in the local Guatemalan fellowship! evening service
Tue, Jan. 24th -- Local market tour -- in the afternoon
Sun, Jan 29th – Church again with our Guatemalan brothers & sisters!
Tue & Wed, Jan 31st & Feb 1stVillage outreach – all day both days.
This is the day we install water purification systems and work on the market stall project. Soccer balls, Frisbees, gospel comic books, colors and coloring books, and frozen treats will find their way into the hands of the village children. *smile*
Thu, Feb 2ndVisit Ancient Mayan ruins at Tikal
Sat, Feb 4thTravel Day – 6:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.

~De
2 Cor. 4:7


Today’s Prayer Points for Team Guatemala 2012
  • For God’s vision and guidance for the leadership and staff members of Hospital Shalom.
  • For medical professionals to answer God’s call to serve at the hospital.
  • For adequate medical supplies and financial support for the work
  • For God’s supernatural provision of healing for those who seek help at Hospital Shalom.


pre-scheduled post / photos courtesy of David & Janice Ewing, & Tim Spurrier 

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