To our dear friends,
Our family has committed to a missions trip to Central America.... the beautiful country of Guatemala! Guatemala is the country Curvin was born in. His parents lived there as missionaries when he was born, and he has faint memories of life there in Guatemala until his parents returned home again when he was three years of age, so as you can imagine, the country is very special to us!
Our entire family of eight will be traveling to Guatemala with a Field of Harvest Missions team for two weeks in July to serve at two different homes for those who do not have the privileges that we take for granted in life. These homes provide protection, safety, and new opportunity for kids and young, pregnant, abused women. We will be doing general construction and maintenance, teaching, our oldest daughter who has completed her second year of college in nursing will be helping with medical needs, our kids will hopefully be playing some sports with local kids, and our teenage boys will be clearing land and preparing ground for gardens so that these homes can be raising their own produce. These are all ways we plan on sharing God’s love with those who have none of the privilege and blessings that we take for granted.
We need the help of our friends and colleagues.....
First, we appreciate your thoughts and prayers now as we prepare... and later, as we are traveling!
Secondly, the finances needed have exceeded the funds we keep set aside for helping those who we meet who are in need. Our total financial obligation, which include the costs of the projects we plan to do while there, is $13,000. We are praying that others who wish to help those who are unfortunate, but cannot go themselves, will help us fund up to $10,000 of this need.
You can donate through Give Send Go, or you can send a check directly to:
Macungie Christian Community
P.O. Box 307
Macungie, PA 18062
In the memo write FOHM, Swartzentruber family.
All donations are tax deductible.
Thanks in advance and God bless you all,
Curvin & Sue,