Monday, April 18, 2016

Visitors on the Field

Last week we enjoyed visits from some very special folks.
Klay Bartee, a marriage and family counselor, came down to give some classes to local leaders on how to help in family crises or with people battling substance abuse. We always appreciate his godly and practical approach and his desire to minister in culturally appropriate ways. Everyone enjoyed the seminars and even stayed awake in the afternoon sessions--that says a lot!

Brother Klay after a long day of teaching. Apparently my focusing skills were a little lacking that day.
Klay and Kemmel with the ABC coordinators'  at Clinica Caris (photo by Christina Matlock)
We also hosted a young couple from our home congregation in Colorado Springs who are interested in full time foreign missions. Josh and Christina Matlock came down to take a look at the work here and to pick our brains a little. During their time here in Guatemala, they got to see Clinica Ezell during a surgical week, went out to help deliver ABC supplies, prayed with patients in clinic, participated in educational seminars for the the churches, and helped install water filters in the homes of new ABC children. During their last day out, they even got to meet the child they sponsor through the program. The Matlocks are a great couple with an evangelistic outlook and are eager to be active in kingdom work. We look forward to seeing where the Lord leads them.

Josh and Christina Matlock
Josh and Cristina meeting their ABC sponsor child and his family
Christina, Tomasa and Cesar enjoying the shade after a long morning.
Josh hauling water filter components up to an ABC home (photo by Christina Matlock)

Klay, Christina and Josh showing off their tie-down skills

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