Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Church in the Community
Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Bethesda Iglesia (House of Mercies)
One of our prayers upon moving here was that God would lead us to an area where we could partner with a church. Church Partnerships are key to continued investment and discipleship within a certain area. We are very grateful that the Lord connected us with our friends at Bethesda Iglesia. This is a new church plant just on the outside of Santo Domingo Xenacoj. Our overall goal is to help provide resources and programs that will allow them to extend a helping hand within this community.
Our outreaches consist of hosting a weekly event/day there to help meet needs, build relationships and share the Gospel. Each week we rotate between an Activity Day and a Feeding Day. An 'Activity Day' consists of fun games and activities for the kids, a snack and devotional. We have a weekly bible verse for the kids to memorize to help them remember scripture and when they are able to recite the verse, they receive a small goodie bag with candy, snacks, toys and health treats. On a 'Feeding Day' we prepare a healthy meal that morning and delivery it to the village. Our hope is to provide them with vitamins and a balanced meal that will help promote good overall health. The average cost to host a feeding is $1.00USD per person.
The Lord has continued to expand this outreach by allowing our numbers to grow over 240+/- plates at every feeding. You are able to help with this feeding program by visiting our Donations page and note: Feeding Day on your donation.
Each day we serve in the community, we offer free medical care to the women and children. So far our team has been able to offer treatments and checkups from severe burns to offering nutritional programs for expecting mothers. We are grateful for this opportunity and recognize the responsibility that comes along with this type of ministry. God has provided our team with not only qualified people but hearts full of compassion for those in need. We encourage you to visit our Medical Care page to read more about the care we offer and the list of supplies needed to provide this to the wonderful people here in Santo Domingo and all over Guatemala.
Please join us in praying for our friends and church partners here in Santo Domingo; pray that they will know they are loved by not only us but by our Heavenly Father! - Pray for salvation in and through Jesus Christ.