Dear Friends and Family,
In November of 2014, Hannah and I will be traveling with a team from The River Church to Guatemala. We will be working with the Faith In Action Ministries (fiaministries.com) to continue their calling to bring hope to the forgotten peoples of Guatemala by laboring alongside them, and by being testimonies of God’s love and compassion. FIA also creates opportunity by serving Guatemala’s poor by providing means of education, medical assistance, aid, infrastructure, agricultural development and church planting.
Faith In Action primarily focuses on 3 regions within Guatemala: rural communities in the mountain areas of Matasano & Pinalito, the city of Zacapa, and the swampy waterways near Rio Dulce. Our team is planning on going to the mountain areas of Matasano & Pinalito. We will be putting an extension on the village church and making benches. There will also be a clinic where we could help serve in a medical capacity. There is a schoolhouse right there where we will be part of feeding program and having fun with the kids. We will also be visiting the huts of the villagers and bringing care packages of things like soap, shampoo, towels, underwear, socks, hair pretties, balls, toys, etc.
More than anything, Hannah and I want to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we build, feed, repair and love on the forgotten peoples of Guatemala. Together, Hannah and I currently need about $1300 (UPDATE: we are down to $250) more to reach our goal of $3500 in order to go. We realize that we are facing a HUGE fundraising task but we believe that if others will partner with us, we can do it! Please consider being a part of our journey to Guatemala! All donations are tax deductible and will help us change lives. I think ours will be changed just as much.
What a great experience we are going to have together as father and daughter.
You can make a donation online at: hittheriver.com/give-online/missions-team-donation
or you can mail a check to:
The River Church
5546 Cincinnati Dayton Road
Liberty Township, OH 45044
Make the check out to The River Church and put “Todd & Hannah Guatemala” in the memo line.
Thank you so much for helping out.
Todd & Hannah Porter