Disasters come at a time when no one expects them. When it happens, help and hope are needed most among friends along with your faith in God.
LIFE Outreach International is an organization committed to the commission of Jesus Christ to take the gospel to all nations. LIFE believes that Christ intended for us to demonstrate His love as well as proclaim it.
LIFE's Water For LIFE outreach utilizes portable drilling rigs to dig wells up to 1,000 feet deep in even the hardest to reach areas of Africa, Asia and South America to provide much needed clean drinking water to communities.
We share our Guatemala Missions in cooperation with the Church of the Messiah in Guatemala. Gregory Otzoy, an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church, oversees 11 churches, one Bible college, one elementary and secondary school, five medical clinics, and a radio ministry. The Guatemalan mission district is located in the Patzicia Mountain range, about 55 miles north of Guatemala City.
Our mission team traveled to Patzicia, Guatemala in March of 2009. During this time, we helped in the construction of their music room and also, the female college students ministered to the school children by teaching them english using biblical illustrations. During each evening, we traveled to one of the 11 churches sharing our testimony and preaching the word with the help of a translator. Our total giving for 2009 to our Guatemala Mission Project was $2,800.00.
Our six person mission team traveled to Patzicia, Guatemala during March 13 - 18, 2010 located about 50 miles from Guatemala City. Our project for this year was to provide houses to four widows and their children. Each house costs an estimated $1,800. We started construction on the first house while we were there, and the house was completed one month later. The second house is currently under construction. We have two more houses to raise the funds for in which to complete our mission project for this year. If you would like to join us in this effort, please send your check to the address at the bottom of the webpage and notate on your check: Guatemala Mission Houses.
Our six person mission team returned to Patzicia, Guatemala during March, 2011 continuing the construction of the houses of the four widows and their children. We completed our fundraising during 2011 of raising the final amount of $7,200 which is the cost of the four completed homes for the widows. The third house was completed this year with the fourth house being completed in 2012.
Our teens hosted a Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner to help raise $750 that they shared with with Carl Albert and Choctaw Schools to provide them with grocery cards to Crest Foods for families who need an extra hand during the Christmas holiday.
For our projects in the year 2012, we decided to provide the funding to build another home for a widow in Guatemala (1,800) and to provide a well in Africa for a community ($4,800).
Our projects for last year have totaled $5,838.00 -- $3,721 given to local missions and $2,117.00 given to international missions. Local missions included Prison ministry, Benevolence (including Tornado storm relief), Jesus House, Grace Rescue Mission and Civic Organizations. International missions included Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child and the Guatemala Mission - building a home for a widow and her children.
Our projects for last year have totaled $5,135 -- $325 given to local missions, $555 to national missions and $4,255.00 given to international missions. Local missions included family benevolence, and Civic Organizations. National missions included purchasing bibles for Liberty Church in Missouri. International missions included Guatemala Church of the Messiah children's school, and Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child.
Our projects for last year have totaled $4,952 -- $3,325 given to local missions, and $1,627 given to international missions. Local missions included family benevolence, Oklahoma Regional Food Bank, and Civic Organizations. International missions included Samaritan's Purse - purchasing a water well, and Operation Christmas Child supplying 62 shoebox gift packages.