April 30, 2024 by Impacto

April showers, bring May flowers. Is this true for where you live? Here in Guatemala, we have 2 seasons. Rainy Season and Dry Season. That’s it. The weather stays about the same for both, with the difference being rain. Our Rainy Season usually starts around mid-May; however, we’ve already been experiencing some rain this month, which after 6 months of dryness has felt pretty good. We are starting to see the mountains change from a brown/tan color to all shades of green! It really is amazing what a couple of wet days can do to the land.

It’s the same with us, you know? Anyone you ask, whatever their careers, their hobbies, their lives, their roles, their interests, etc. feels like they are constantly giving, pouring themselves out, if you will.

Last week many on our staff were traveling. Some were going to churches, where they were able to share what God is doing in Guatemala through Impacto. It’s a brand-new church in Washington State that has never been to Guatemala before! How exciting is that? Sharing with a brand-new group is always scary and exciting all at once. However, we thank God for those who act as Impacto ambassadors that open doors for us to share with new people.

We were also able to send a representative to The Orange Conference. This is for the new curriculum we are using at Happy Tummies.

After the past week our staff feels energized and ready to give it our all. We are hoping to implement new strategies to our teaching and praying that we will be able to bring children closer to God. As we end our month feeling like we were “rained” blessings, opportunities, ideas, rest, and more we pray you feel equally “rained” on and ready to “flower” for the glory and honor of our King.

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward them for what they have done.
Proverbs 19:17

Many of you know our Ministry Program, Happy Tummies. Many of you have been here and visited Happy Tummies before, some of you have never been, yet you give monthly towards this ministry. Many of you pray daily for Happy Tummies.

One of the main newspapers in Guatemala had a headline today that really made me think (see picture). The article states that in the last 4 months malnutrition has gone up by 9.3%. This made me think of one of my favorite verses, Proverbs 19:17, “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Once again, thank you for your prayers, your donations, and your presence to help with this ministry.

Serving Christ together,

Pastor Luis

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