Dear Faithful Partners,
Looking back over this past year amazes us. We cannot believe all the Lord did throughout the year. 2017 seemed to be the year of waiting. Waiting on the Lord to do what He wanted to do. It was a year for us to get out of the way, surrender all, and let the Lord come in and work behind the scenes doing only what He can do.
In 2017, we spent eight weeks in Guatemala building relationships, leading mission teams, and getting to know the culture as we prepare to build the Rescue Center for orphans and widows. We had the opportunity to lead six teams of people throughout the year to love, serve, and share the gospel with the people of Poptún. We spent our weeks loving on the people, partnering with the local church, feeding hungry families, and sharing the heart of the Father with those we met.
Locally in Jacksonville we partnered with local organizations, churches, and individuals like you to love, serve, and share the gospel with our community. Together we were able to continue collecting wheelchairs and medical supplies to ship to Guatemala, feeding the hungry through Mobile Food Distributions, serving the homeless at Church on the Street and Picnics in the Park, serving the kids at the Apartment Outreach, and the annual Christmas Dinner for those in need. We stand in awe as we look back at the year and see how the body of Christ came together to proclaim the Kingdom of God, kick back the darkness, and bring hope to the world.
We are so blessed to partner with you to share the love, hope, and grace of the Father with the world. We could not do it without you. We praise God for your generous offerings of your prayers, time, finances, and resources. God continues to be glorified through you. Your prayers, love, and support are so vital. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for walking with us on this adventure to take the name of Jesus to the ends of the earth. We are beyond excited for what this year of new beginnings will bring. We cannot wait to partner with you in this new year to bring glory to Jesus as we serve the least of these. May grace upon grace fill your hearts as you follow Him!
And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters you were doing it to me!’ Matthew 25:40
Serving Him Together - Your Missionaries, Harry & Shelly Divido