A Beacon of Hope in Guatemala

Imagine you live in an extremely poor village that has no access to electricity. You leave your home before sunrise to walk or ride your bicycle to work and return well after dark. The pathway is a dirt road which used to be railway many years ago. The walk or ride to your home, on this pathway which is now constructed from sticks, bamboo, and covered in plastic, is about a miles walk or ride from the main highway.

On this particular night there is no moonlight, only the light from the stars which is absolutely beautiful to look up and behold the beauty of God. However, you are really tired and just want to get home to your family.

So as you make your way through the dark on your bicycle, in the distance you see a bright light, like the light shining from a lighthouse guiding ships safely through the night. Only this light is providing a beacon of hope as it lights up the water tower and everything around it.

Then you notice another smaller, dimmer light along the side of the road up on a pole, lighting your pathway. As you get closer, it was like the light saw you coming and it got brighter. As you continued your journey on your way home to your family, this same scenario repeated several times. No more close calls of running over sleeping dogs or objects like old tires left in the road from children who had played there earlier that day.

Now you can make your way home safely to your family. And when you arrive home, you find your home seems a little brighter than the normal candle light. It seems while you were working, God heard your prayers to help your family. Now for the first time, your family has a solar powered light source that will continue to provide a safe and free source of light for many years.

His Hands International continues to be a witness for Jesus Christ in practical ways. By being the hands and feet of Jesus, we bring hope to those who have felt hopeless, we bring joy to the joyless, and we shine our light to reflect the LIGHT of JESUS!

For right around $25, we can install a solar powered, motion detector street light or a solar powered light bulb for a family. We have many more families and miles of road that we would like to illuminate.

All of our work is in vain if we, ourselves, are not a mirror reflecting the love of Jesus and giving all the glory back to HIM, for HIS provisions! Project illumination is a very inexpensive project with a major impact. Will you help us reflect the light of Jesus?

His Hands International has been working for over 10 years to improve the lives of people in Guatemala. We are CHE (Community Health Education/Evangelism) certified. We identify needs in the communities and then come up with a plan to help them help themselves. We are partners with Radio/TV Redencion in Gualan, Zacapa, Guatemala. His Hands International works with them through their local social center, helping to feed over 60 children twice weekly and provide twice weekly free medical clinics, clothing, and shoes through our Christmas Shoes Project.

If you are looking for a mission trip or a mission vacation, give us a call and we can put something together for you. If your church is looking to get involved in a fresh ministry, please contact His Hands International and learn how we can help your group plan your next trip. Learn more about upcoming projects here.

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