God is Good!
The need in Guatemala continues to grow, so we keep collecting to help supply the needs that Bethel Ministries International uncovers! With God’s calling and the obedience to that call by our network of volunteers, we keep filling containers!
2014 was a banner year, we shipped 4 containers from 3 states.
2015 looks to beat 2014. In May, our Louisville shipping point (strongly supported by Murray, KY) shipped a container. That same week we shipped one from the MD Orthopedics warehouse in Wayland. Here is what we have coming up.
California: First container is being prepared for shipment late August.
Iowa: Container to ship in September.
Kentucky: Container planned to ship in fall.
Pennsylvania: Container tentatively planned to ship in December.
God is good! I am constantly amazed when I think we hit a dry spell, the calls come in that chairs are being collected or donated. Prayer does work! As the need is constant, we must be diligent in our collection efforts. We have a constant prayer to establish partners in other areas to collect. In Iowa, we really only have the core in SE Iowa. We would love to see groups in the Des Moines and Waterloo areas that can collect and eventually transfer equipment to SE Iowa. Our eventual goal is to have collection partners in every state. We have wonderful volunteers in many states, but gladly want to welcome more.
Just as I was compiling this update, we received word from Bethel Ministries in Guatemala. It reinforces the huge need for our efforts! Donna Mooney writes, “A praise report – KY container arrived! There were delays in customs, but it arrived safe and sound and food and vitamins are being loaded onto our truck to head to Rio Dulce tomorrow! Yea God! We had run out of wheelchairs, the Take Away Hunger food, and vitamins, so we are very thankful for this container! We had actually laid off a few of our workers temporarily since there were no chairs to restore! Thank you Mission Mobility team players for all you do!!” I am thankful we have the Iowa Container right behind the Kentucky container. Please consider joining us in finding wheelchairs to help fill the need.
Submitted by Rick Fulton