October 25th–Save the Date! Tom and Shari Compagner are hosting the annual Grace Pig Roast in Michigan. The purpose of the Pig Roast is to simply fellowship with others, tell about the wonderful things happening in Guatemala, and to enjoy delicious food. My dad will be able to answer a lot of questions about traveling … More Pig Roast in Michigan!
Ministry has always been part of my life. I know what it is like to live in a glass house while having your parents lead a church. We tend to keep any type of personal struggles very private. If you have ever been a pastor then you understand. If you were raised as a pastor’s … More We Are Family!
“The harvest is plenty but the workers are few.” As we have all reflected on the past 7 months, I have heard countless times about how the faithfulness of attending church has decreased. People have become comfortable with online church or no church. At the beginning, people missed being able to worship together, but over … More Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Posted from my dad’s blog: Speaking of Guatemala, the needs here have always been great but they are even more so now with the virus. Folks have seen their lives disrupted in a major way. We need boots on the ground doing ministry. So, the dates of Wednesday, November 11, through Wednesday, November 18, 2020 will see us bring … More Serve in Guatemala in 2020!
I have waited almost 7 months to write this post! My dad is back in Guatemala! A lot of team leaders have asked questions about traveling to Guatemala, but we’ve had limited information. If you have facebook, you can follow the Guatemala airport at DGAC Guatemala for information. Basically the steps are as follow: —Present … More Traveling to Guatemala?
In March we began the weekly routine of passing out a bag of food to families. The priority has been to care for the families from the school. Then we would provide food to elders, single mothers, and families in need. Every week we bought food, bagged food, and delivered food. Redundant. Nothing Glorious. A … More Bus Ministry!
It’s almost time to load the container, close the doors, and send it to Guatemala! Unfortunately, Soy and I left just a few days before the real container work began! It is much easier to tell people what to do in 72 degrees weather! Danville Baptist, Reeltown Baptist, Ethelsville, and Topisaw Baptist have given generously … More Almost Time!
On March 16th, a bit of fear and anxiety came with the unknown of the future. I can remember thinking “We need to provide food for the children for only 4-6 weeks.” Boy was I wrong. In addition to providing food came the obstacle of providing academic instruction. We have watched God provide every single … More Not Missing a Beat!
This is a reminder that we are collecting toys for “Christmas Joy”! If you are in the Grand Bay Area you can bring the toys to Friendship Baptist Church (Auditorium Foyer) or State Farm Insurance. ALL toys are due by September 14th! We will close the container and submit the paperwork on September 17th. If … More Final Days for Toys!
2 Days-3 Countries-2 Layovers-3 Flights-4 Airports-2 Borders- Mexico Hotel-15 hours in airport/on plane-3 hours sitting at an extremely hot border-8+ hours of driving–Finally Home! We left at 3am on Wednesday and arrived to our home at 7:00pm on Thursday. We arrived home to no lights and no water! Thankfully, we had a Plan B! Many … More Back in Guate!