Serving the Lord in Guatemala

November, 2021

Dear Praying Co-workers in Christ,

            With Covid-19, we live in a reality where we see how fragile and weak human beings are. Even though facing this powerful and difficult reality, as the children of God, we cannot become frustrated nor despair for life. As the Apostle Paul gives personal testimony in II Corinthians 12:10, we must pray for a life full of grace, and so focus on His sovereignty in order that we may endure a few difficulties in life today.

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” (II Corinthians 12:9-10).

            On November 12th, the 9th Graduation ceremony of Zion Middle School was held. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the graduation observance was not permitted, so it was a small event where pictures of the graduates and their parents were taken. It was a time to celebrate and encourage one another with 26 graduates, parents, and teachers in attendance. We thank God for the graduates and pray for their new life in different high schools or at work. In order for the youth of today to become the young men whom they want to be, there must be support to help and encourage them. The reality is that there are not many things that can be accomplished by themselves alone. Please pray for the Zion Middle School youths to achieve their dreams and plans. In order to do so, they need your prayer support and help. Be a light for them. We, as Christians, are the light of the world, so now be a light for the youth in Zion and illuminate their path not to go astray.

            For the past ten months, Debra taught the language classes to the 3rd grade students. Because of the situation, her English and Korean classes were on-line classes. She will continue these classes with eight students from the graduates of 2021. Comparing the experience of the class in April with the class of 2020 (which did not last due to the students’ insincere participation), Debra selected only eight students who had been faithful to the class. This new class, which will start in January 2022, will be held twice a week. In the new class we’ll share the Word of God and study English. We want to help them to prepare for their future so that they may be good Christian leaders. We humbly ask for your prayers and support so that all these plans will go well, by God’s grace.

            Our son Joshua will visit us in December for visa issues. Please pray for God’s continued guidance and provision in the process of finding a job after he completes his university studies.

            We thank all of our prayer co-workers for supporting us and being a part of this special ministry, despite the intimidating and frightening situation caused by Covid-19 here in Guatemala, and pray for God’s overflowing grace and blessings upon every one of you.

            We pray God’s blessing for you as you live in this challenging time of the coronavirus, yet waiting for the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, with righteousness and godliness.

                                                                                                            In His endless love,

PS from the Executive Director,

    Brethren, the challenges this couple faces, partnered with the scope of their ministry, is worthy of your support. Reaching the youth of Guatemala for Christ is the challenge they face, and they would so appreciate you partnering with them for the year ahead. Kindly consider what the Lord might have you do in support of the ministry of the Kangs. I thank you.