Archives for July 2010

Thanks for the Prayers!

mikhael guatemala missions

Dear Praying Friend,

“It is raining Cats and Dogs.” quote from Supt. Atilio Chavez, Guatemala.

That is a funny way to start a letter, but let me share the rest of the story.

We wrote you a letter requesting that you pray for our recent trip to Guatemala.  A specific request was ‘pray for the weather.’  Before the Youth Team went to Guatemala there were two eruptions of the volcano, and Hurricane Alex plowing through the gulf of Mexico.  The Team was scheduled to fly through Houston, Texas the day of the hurricane.  BUT, because you and hundreds  of others prayed for our safety….fast forward to today and you get the message above from the Conference Superintendent: i.e. it is raining like cats and dogs.

The whole story is  that for fifteen days and nights there was constant rain in the country.  Bridges and roads were washed out and landslides occurred.  But when the LENDAHAND Mission Team arrived, it stopped raining.  It did not rain on our team during the entire trip except one night during the church service.   Superintendent Chavez says that since we have returned to the USA, the rains furiously  returned there.  Like hungry cats and dogs.

Is that a credit to LENDAHAND?  No.  The credit and glory goes to God!  Praying people like you got the attention of God who controls the universe.  He held the rains so that the Youth could minister with power.  Prior to our visit another team had been visiting Guatemala.  The Superintendent asked that team to pray for the weather while we were there.  They did.  They fasted three days for us.  God answered your prayers and theirs.  Keep sending them up.  He delights in hearing and answering.

The Youth Team did minister with anointing.  Nearly every day they went from door to door witnessing.  About forty people responded to accept the Lord or redicate their lives.  They youth preached, sang, and ministered around the altars in church in such a powerful way!  These youth  are seasoned warriors of the Gospel.  With young people like the ones on this trip, we can be confident of the future of missions and the zeal of sharing the Gospel.

Again, thank you for YOUR prayers.  You are a vital part of this ministry.  God bless you and your family.

On The Go For Him,

Bobby and Kathryn Hoyle

Thanksgiving 2010 – VBS in Guatemala

VBS in Guatemala Thanksgiving, 2010. Who’s in?

2009 Trips

November 2009: A Team of teachers went to Guatemala to minister to children. Over 1500 children came to hear the Gospel in eleven churches and one hospital. Each child received the message of God’s creative love and forgiveness. At least two toys per child were given. Plans were finalized for two more trips and tentative plans for another two Teams to Guatemala for the year 2010. Jump Start grant was given to a church to purchase ten pigs to raise and sell to raise funds for new church construction.

June 2009: Team one went to Los Guidos, Costa Rica to begin construction on a very large sanctuary seating about 1500 people.

June 2009: Team two were youth from a church in Long Island, New York. They ministered in ten churches during the day and evenings. Also they worked very hard painting, cleaning, and/or repairing three different church buildings

May 2009: This was the miraculous transporting and delivery of the Medical Clinic constructed in Virginia Beach, VA and shipped to El Sitio, El Salvador. The entire event was a series of modern day miracles from start to finish. DVD of the story is available at no charge.

April 2009: A medical team went to San Salvador, El Salvador area suburbs to treat the sick. Over 1,412 patients were treated in one week and over 565 prayed with counselors to accept Christ. The trip was in cooperation with CBN Operation Blessing – El Salvador.

March 2009: For the fourth year in a row, a team of teachers from the USA went to Guatemala to teach and train over 70 pastors and leaders with in depth knowledge of God’s Word and principles of growth and leadership. Also attended the dedication of a sanctuary built by LENDAHAND personnel in November 2008.