Another year in Guatemala

As the end of another year approaches, I am drawn to sit and reflect on all that God is doing in my life and the lives of those around me. It has been rather remarkable. While I am so undeserving, I continue to receive the blessings of my Savior while He molds me into a woman that strives to be more like Him. I have seen souls rescued, lives saved, and many people have experienced God in a more realistic way than ever before. More than all the food that has been served or medical care given, the Word of God is being taught and many people are beginning a relationship with Him.

I feel like I am a broken record when I say this but I can’t find other words… God is at work at the Land of Hope here in Guatemala. The evidence is obvious and each of us on the BuildinGUATE team feel honored to get to be a part of it on a daily basis. We are so grateful to have the support of many, like you, praying for us and generously giving in order to help us continue working in this community. As God moves forward, we are striving to obediently and humbly follow Him and willingly agree to all He calls us to.

As I embark on another year (with hopefully many more to come) I do have a variety of financial needs that must be met in order for me to continue work in Guatemala. God has shown Himself faithful time and time again in providing for my every need. I wish I could share all of the moments when He blew me away by laying it on others’ hearts to give at just the right time. It has given me a clear vision of how the body of Christ works in this way and how all the glory can only be given to Him (Romans 12:6-8).

Would you consider taking part in this fundraiser to assist me in the costs of living in Guatemala and serving with BuildinGUATE in 2018? I would be honored for you to be a part of my team. Together we can continue this amazing work the Lord has begun.

HOW DOES THIS FUNDRAISER WORK?

Below is a Giving Grid with 100 Support Squares. The number in each Support Square is what it is worth in dollars. For example square #14=$14 and #89=$89. You may choose to donate one square or multiple if you desire. Maybe you could get a small group to go into donating a square(s) together. The options are limitless 🙂 A square with a red number and a line through it indicates it has already been donated. For information on where your donation will go and for directions on how to give look below.

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WHERE WILL YOUR DONATION GO?

Funds donated will go towards the direct cost of living in Guatemala. I have listed some expected costs that will likely hit in the next year as well as a chart explaining my budgeted monthly costs. Other things the donations could go towards would be emergencies, extra giving, etc.

Upcoming Costs:

I will need to do some major repairs/a potential replacement to the transmission of my wonderful, so far reliable 1998 Isuzu Trooper. My mechanic has encouraged me to plan on this needing to be done in the next year. I am looking at needing to replace all 4 tires on my vehicle in the next year as well. Estimated costs to accomplish these two tasks could be around $1500.00

2018 Monthly Costs:

Rent $485 Savings/Retirement $100
Electricity $50 Health Insurance $50
Internet $50 Car Insurance $75
Gas Tank $15 Tithe $125
Water $5 Gas for car $50
Trash $5 Food/Groceries $100
Cell Phone $30 Benevolence/Misc $110
TOTAL $1250.00

 

HOW TO GIVE:

There are various options you can choose in order to give.

  • Online options :
    • Paypal using my email annieinguatemala@gmail.com or my paypal.me link PayPal.Me/AnnieThurber
    • Cash App using my $Cashtag $AnnieThurber
  • Mail-In Options
    • Make checks payable to Annie Thurber and send to 11720 S 66th E Ave Bixby, OK 74008. Note: Fundraiser
    • Make checks payable to South Tulsa Baptist Church and send to 10310 S Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74133 Note: Guatemala Mission Assoiciate

If you decide to donate a Support Square (or multiple squares) leave a comment below indicating which you plan to donate or send a message to annieinguatemala@gmail.com. I will then block out that square and post an updated chart for others to know which squares remain.

Thank you for your consideration in participating in this fund raiser that will help me to continue work in Guatemala. I am so grateful for all the support already given through prayers, encouragement, and giving. I could not be here without a support system back home.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” —–Num 6:24-26

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THE LORD IS CLEARLY AT WORK WITHIN THIS MINISTRY. I AM HONORED TO BE A PART OF IT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT BUILDINGUATE, VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE BUILDINGUATE OR OUR WEBSITE AT  HTTP://WWW.BUILDINGUATE.COM
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One thought on “Another year in Guatemala

  1. I love to read your blogs! They’re inspiring & full of love for the people you bless & the God you serve! Praying you have a truly wonderful Christmas w/your family. And we know God will continue to bless 2018 to be even better for your mission.
    Love you
    Pat & Clark

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