Missionary news from Timothy Martiny, May 2015
This month I, Tim, was invited as a guest on Channel 27, the Guatemalan Christian TV station. It was during a telethon fund raiser for a local ministry called Brazos de Amor y Misericordia which serves poor, needy families in rural Guatemala.
I was asked to share about how we came to Guatemala as missionaries and our ministry here. It was a wonderful opportunity to share what God has helped us accomplish and to challenge people to seek a Biblical perspective on what it means to live a generous life.
The greatest example of generosity in the Bible is that of our heavenly Father who gave His only Son to die for us on the cross so that we could be redeemed and forgiven for our sins. When we fully realize the entirety of what God gave to us, how can we not give of our time, abilities and resources to help those in need?
Sharie had a lot of fun with the girls in the cooking club. Some of the dishes they learned to make were cashew chicken, blondies, German pancakes with fried potatoes and sausages, tomato basil soup, bread sticks, mango steak salad and carrot cake cupcakes.
Strategic Development in Orphan Care
One of the new roles that Tim has taken on lately is a greater involvement in the reorganization, planning, research and implementation of best practices in orphan care for one of the orphanages we partner closely with.
We ask for your prayers for him as he works closely with the director to provide these children, who are so close to God’s heart, with the love and care they need to grow into happy, healthy adults with a proper knowledge of God and the clear understanding of His word.
Our oldest daughter, Julia, turned 16 this month. and we want to ask for your prayers for her in this coming year. She is a wonderful girl we are so proud of her.
She makes good grades in school, loves to study, loves God, has a heart for service, is active in our church youth group and our mission work. We don’t know what God has in store for her life. But we are content to see that she is actively seeking to live a life that glorifies Him.
We are trying to figure out what to do for her in regards to her upcomingcollege and university studies and would appreciate it if you would join us in prayer as we try to decide what to do.
For more information on the Martiny missionaries, please visit www.martiny.us