They Make up the Hedge; They Stand in the Gap
Beyond the logistics, the administration, and the cash flow, and at the heart of every mission effort are the men and women who give of their lives and energy to live out and carry out the work of ambassadors of Christ. In this edition, we’re honored to introduce you to ours. These form the bridge between us and Guatemalan society. These are the people you pray for and support.
Irvin and Eleanor Martin are serving at mission headquarters as houseparents. They recently arrived in Guatemala for a two-year term.
Larry Martin is living at mission head-quarters and works as administrator. Larry also pastors the small church in Pital, driving the two and a half hours every Sunday. He has the privilege of having his very own parents as houseparents, even though he was here several years before they came.
Brother Harold Kauffman, the mission founder of ninety-two years of age, is still living and working in Guatemala. He lives at mission headquarters in Guatemala City and still does some traveling to preach the gospel.
Daniel Meyers is serving as a VS fellow at headquarters, doing airport runs, maintenance, mechanic work, and a host of other things that keep them occupied.
Dale Lee is serving as a VS fellow at headquarters, doing airport runs, maintenance, mechanic work, and a host of other things that keep them occupied.
Laresa Good has been serving in domestics at headquarters for more the six years, working beside several national sisters and the house mom.
Zachary Morgan finished his term of service in early March and returned to the States. He spent the majority of his two years of service living in Pasaco with Galen Miller. Since he left, Norman Nolt has moved to Pasaco, and he and Galen are working together, serving the small church there.
Dean and Jodi Boll are another recent arrival to Guatemala. They have three children: Denver, Kailyn, and Kara. They spent several weeks in Spanish school and then plan to go to Santa Rosita for a few months while Daniel Eby is home for furlough. After that, they are considering moving to Zaragoza to help out in the church there that currently doesn’t have a pastor.
Lamar and Beulah Hursh returned to Guatemala for a few months with three of their children, Kristina, Juanita, and Joel, to help out in the church in Mixcolajá where they had served years earlier. The struggling church there has been greatly encouraged since their arrival.
Aaron King is a VS fellow in Santa Rosita and works beside Daniel Eby.
Jonathan Bear is a VS fellow in Santa Rosita and works beside Daniel Eby.
Daniel and Dora Eby, with their three boys Duane, Danny, and Derick, live in the mission house in Santa Rosita and work with the church there.
Amy Zook is living with Daniel Eby’s family and helps with domestics.
Steve and Kara Miller l ive i n O ratorio a nd h elp shore up the team there, leading out in church services at home when others are absent and working as sponsors of the youth group.
Sara Breneman lives with Twila Miller in a small apartment not far from Steve’s and Wendell’s homes. She helps serve in a variety of ways, teaching English and music classes in the church school and holding Bible studies and home ec with youth girls from Oratorio and other neighboring communities.
Wendell and Jenny Diem, with their little girl Shaylen, live just down the road from her father’s house in Oratorio. Wendell helps pastor the church there as well as helping in several other small churches.
Twila Miller lives with Sara Breneman in a small apartment not far from Steve’s and Wendell’s homes. She helps serve in a variety of ways, teaching English and music classes in the church school and holding Bible studies and home ec with youth girls from Oratorio and other neighboring communities.
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