We just had a group of 40 volunteers. In this one week between all we ministered 16 times, handed out 2,914 color illustrated Bibles, delivered 100 pounds of other Christian literature, gave 960 eggs to widows and gave 1050 pounds wood, Split 3,000 pounds of firewood, and mixed pounds of concrete block, cement, sand, dirt, trees, stumps, and the list goes on.
Now I am living out at the feeding center and need everyones cooperation. The entire feeding center which consists of a distribution center/warehouse and mission house costs $200,000. The warehouse is $100,000 and the misison house costs $100,000 to build. So far for the warehouse the 65 foot long door was donated and construction has advanced by this past group of 40. We do not have any other construction teams lined up. We do however have 13 guatemalan workers, when they finish the warehouse they will move on to the next house they are building. We need finances now. This is not a shock to you all since for the last year I have been promoting this at the end of each of our videos. I am moving out there until the distribution center is built, So far we have gotten $25,000 of the $100,000 in supplies and cash donated specifically for the distibution center. We still need $75,000. All of this is while we continue to do our ministry that we have built up for the last 16 years.
The bus is loaded up with donations. Right now I am in Texas where it is really hot and sunny. I am at max weight for both the bus and the trailer. Please be praying for us as we drive through the mountains. We already know there are sections that we will need to get towed through since the incline is so steep. Be praying that we would not break down and that God would give us Divine connections to get through safely and efficiently. Today I pick up a volunteer in Texas that will be driving with me. I am very concerned about finances since it will cost $800 in taxes for bus, $1,300 in taxes for the trencher backhoe, $1,000 for construction material taxes, $1,500 in gas, $250 in tolls, $500 in taxes trailer, $1,300 in permits. It is one step of faith to get the donations and another to get it delivered. We cross three country borders. It is a 5 day journey from Texas if everything goes well. Please pray that the money will come in since we are crossing through the borders. I ended up needing two tires for the trencher/backhoe since one went flat and they were in bad shape which came to $470. Total cost will be $6,520.
Finished another successful misison trip. We had 5 evangelists and one pastor come on a misison trip with us. It was amazing since they came expecting good things and what they saw was great God things. Life is good and God is great. I am preparing for a team of 40 and another team of 8 in June. Below is a video of the last trip. We ministered to 6,000 people in one week.
We are advancing greatly, but there are some things that we are still in need of. One of those items is a riding lawn mower with a bagger. We want to collect up the grass clippings to feed the animals and it is so much that we need a rider. The animals produce the food to feed the widows and orphans. It is $2,649 for a new one that can cut the entire airstrip and feed many animals. This is a name brand with a 23HP engine. I have the school bus seats removed all ready to transport the mower. If someone has a used riding mower with bagger we would gladly receive it or if someone could sponsor one. We also need a complete solar system for our mission base. Our electric bill is $370 per month for our mission base. Which is a expense that we cannot afford anyway. We need a sponsor to add a complete solar system to our mission base. In Guatemala we pay 380% more than you pay in the states per kilowatt. This auction is selling a kit that will go for $5,500. Now is the time since I am bringing a bunch of supplies that will be brought down by trailer. Also I am looking for someone to go with me on such a big trip to drive to Guatemala. It takes 5-7 days depending on having two drivers. Anyone will do. I would just like someone to go with me on this trip. It would be best to meet up in Chicago or Texas since it is partially on the way. No need for a bus license. I am ready to go as early as a week, but would be willing to wait for someone to go with if they could come at a later day. Friday or Saturday would work best.
Please respond if you may be able to help with any of these projects.
We have been going forward in ministry making the greatest impact that I never thought was possible. We are helping Guatemala be the greatest light in the world for Jesus. Last week we gave away 680 Illustrated Bibles for children. We preached in many locations. See the exciting video to witness the great work that is being done. We have resources to receive Christian material, Bibles, Medicine and food, but have no place to receive them. We need a distribution warehouse out at the feeding center where we will be impacting the nation, so this nation can impact the world. Maybe you have or know of someone that could help us. I will be coming back to the states to get supplies for building a warehouse. One of the things we need desperately is a backhoe under 10,000 pounds. I found one for $4,000 but I didn’t have the money. I already have a way to get the donations to Guatemala. I will be driving a school bus with a trailer to pick up supplies. Someone also donated an empty semitrailer for getting construction supplies down here. We need metal rods, electrical tubing, underground wire, cement, block, tin, etc. some things could be purchased in Guatemala if the money was donated. To hook up electric is going to cost $1,500, water $600, cement $10,000, drainage $600, recycle tank for water collection $1,000, etc. What can you do to help us help Guatemalans?
I remember the first time that I saved people lives. I landed the airplane and 100 people ran to the airplane for just a chance of food . That month at least 4,000 people would have died if humanitarian aid had not come through and we direct ly save at tleast a 100. I remember the first time 100’s of people received Christ saving there spiritual life all at one time where 1500 people came to the conference. People are the most important resource in this world. If you look at what Jesus said, “He said love God and love your neighbor as you self. Not all of life is natural, but also life is spiritual. We at Life Builders international help the body, soul, and mind. Sometimes we are teaching basic nutrition, hygiene, and People are a primary concern of God.
Last week we qave out 120 Bibles, 800 pounds of Christian material, preached twice, had a pastors conference, Took care of some widows and orphans, fixed some things at the feeding center, and did the annual inspection on our airplane.
Each person does their part to make a difference. We need your participation as we are building a feeding center and maintaining the help that we are helping others.
Here is last weeks mission
Life is great. Just leveled 8 feet by 67 feet more to the land for construction.The structure in 67 feet by 80 feet. We are ready to start building. Just one thing missing. THE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS. We will need cement, electrical, block, etc. Since it is too expensive to ship, we will be buying the supplies here. It will cost $200,000 to build the facility. Please designate extra support for this project. It will be a huge blessing impacting people all over central America with food, Bibles, and medicines. As always it is all about Jesus.
Life is good and God is great. We finally got the skid steer out to the feeding center. We broke ground to level the land. We lowered one corner by 12 feet. We delivered $16,000 in Bibles and $2,400 in Christian material, and 900 pounds of firewood. The communists ended up pulling us out of the dirt where we got stuck 3 times on our way to minister in a small village. I always remember a frase that someone told me a long time ago. “The Christians taught us to read and the communists gave us the books.” The point of this is that it is very important to develop peoples minds to have God’s perspective. We are filling peoples minds with God’s perspective on life through distributing Christian material. The warehouse will be this beginning stage to helping an entire nation with food, Bibles, and medicine. It will cost $200,000 for the complete warehouse including electric, water, office, and rooms.
It was quite a trip. Click our video to Watch video to see all the miracles of God. Or you can click the other video to see how the protest affected the nation of Mexico. We had complete favor of God and even when our trailer fell off the hitch it could not have been at a better time. We even had a government official receive Christ when we entered the country of Guatemala.
What a year! We are so thankful for God’s mercy and grace that he extends to us daily!
We have been so excited to see the feeding center explode with Chickens! Last January we picked up and cared for 100 chicks. They all grew up and started producing eggs. Later on in the year we ordered 200 more chicks and then 300 more. The main thing lacking in widows and orphan’s diet is protein. So this program will be expanded to provide meat for the widows and orphans. With much blessing comes greater responsibility. Now we have to feed them. Life Builders is now helping widows in two villages with eggs, vegetables, and fire wood. We are a blessing unto the entire nation giving over 395,000 meals since 2009 including helping another Guatemalan open his own feeding center. We love being God’s hands and seeing how God takes care and loves widows and orphans!
Life Builders hosts “Packing Parties for Bibles and Christian material”! We’ve had lots of people help us with creating love packs for the persecuted Christians in Chiapas Mexico. So far we have delivered 800 bags that weigh 35 pounds each. Each bag has a value of $300. Our prayer is to encourage and bless our brothers in Chiapas.
This last year Jason kept busy with teams that came down from the United States, continued making a transformational difference in peoples lives with helping develop new ministries. Jason and the teams traveled all over the country, preaching, praying for the sick, and praying for those in prison and prostitute houses. This last trip that the video shows of one person on a mission trip. Jason had a drunk guy come up to him for money. Jason told him no, but I’ll pray for you. The drunk guy totally cried out to God, balled like a baby , and accepted Jesus into his heart. Another drunk guy came over and said pray for me too. The same thing happened to him. The power of God came on him in repentance and he gave his heart to the Lord.
We also did evangelism at the Oshkosh airshow this last July. It was a huge success. We were able to bring the whole family to share about Christ. The kids are now in 3rd, 4th and 6th grades. Zach and KayLee are the social butterflies and are always ready for a party, Seth is a deep thinker and full of questions. Tressa is volunteer teaching English 9, 11, and AP English 12. Two students are new to her classes so it’s been a lot of extra work as she figures out the new curriculum. All our kids are at the missionary kid school.
Life Builders is expanding the feeding center in order to reach more people. We are really looking for one year commitments to help us out with a lot of hard work that brings blessings to thousands.
We pray you have a Merry Christmas full of the presence of God and that your year 2017 is blessed with health and the joy of the Lord!
A lot is going on. We are trying to get things stabilized and are looking for one year volunteers. We have up and downs on the mission field. Here we are at 775 bags of Christian material that is being sent to an are that murders Christians. The Chickens are being raised for eggs and meat that widows and orphans would starve to death if we were not helping. We just keep plugging along and it all seems to work out in the end. Shortly I am bringing ministry supplies down for the year and need about $6,000 for the trip and buying supplies. We are bringing A 12 passenger van filled with supplies for a group of 10 that are staying with us for 2 months, a skid steer and much equipment that is needed for building the feeding center. This is a small sector of the world impact that this ministry is making. We still need more people to respond.