I have been blessed, twice now, to have been able to connect with our team from Bonavista Baptist Church that is connected to the Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission in Guatemala. I have been struck by the depth of the relationship the team has with the staff at the school in Guatemala. Each time I have been, it is like being with family. The passion the staff at the school has is incredibly motivating. They believe in what they’re doing for Christ in their own country. I have also been struck by how much “the school” does for its surrounding community. They provide resources not just for spiritual or educational needs, but they provide for their physical needs too. A medical clinic, dental practice, and social work department are in full operation. They see it as a holistic mission. I loved being a part of what God is doing in Guatemala. It was incredible to be engaged in something that is making a difference in the lives of people. The need is vast, but this mission is making a difference one life at a time. What an incredible reminder for how we make a difference in our own Canadian context. Praying that God will continue to bless the work of the Arms of Jesus in Guatemala.

To get involved, contact Colleen Hendriks.