Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Destination Known, mission ministry at EUM Church in Greenville, is in their tenth year building homes for families living in the garbage dump communities in Guatemala. Partnering with Potter’s House Association International in Guatemala, a team of eleven people from EUM travelled to Guatemala in February to build two more homes.

During this week-long mission trip, the team works attentively to build homes for families that make a living in very harsh conditions around the city garbage dump. These families live in shanties made of wood and metal fastened together with anything they can find. Most of them have dirt floors that allow the garbage to wash through during the rainy season, and many have no electricity or running water. At the end of the week, it is a blessing to present them with keys to a new home made of cinder blocks with cement floors, a new tin roof, electricity and running water. This house may only be about 100 square feet, but it is so much more to the family that receives it! Visit www.eumchurch.org to watch a video showing the house building process.

This year was a very special trip as Destination Known was able to bless Potter’s House with some amazing gifts. This mission was Sherry Smith’s second time to Guatemala. Her first trip really made an impact on her life as God broke her heart for the people she served in the garbage dump communities. Sherry wanted to do more for them. Working through Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid of Greenville, she was able to have some much needed equipment donated to Potter’s House via the Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid factory in Guatemala. These items will be used to help prepare nutritious meals for the children in the education program.

Cliff Rapier, Mission Coordinator at EUM, shared that the Potter’s House education program was in desperate need of computers. Jody Flommersfeld, who also took her second mission trip this year to Guatemala, wanted to help fill this need and collected enough money for seven new computers! The computers were purchased while the team was in Guatemala, and Jody was able to present them to the children in the education program.

What an amazing example of God’s faithfulness! Thank you, Sherry and Jody for your hard work and commitment to the people in Guatemala. Thanks also to Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid for their donations, and to those who made it possible to purchase seven computers. Lives have been changed through this generosity!

Destination Known also completes missions in Florida and Alaska, and for the first time this year, in Haiti. You do not need to be a member of EUM Church to participate in any opportunity provided. Contact Cliff Rapier at 937-548-3211 ext. 212 or crapier@eumchurch.org or visit www.eumchurch.org for more information, as well as view a video from the February trip.

Jeff Harper is Lead Pastor at EUM Church. The traditional worship service is Sunday 9:45 am at the Downtown Campus at 111 Devor Street and the contemporary worship services are Saturday at 6:30 pm and Sunday at 9:00, 10:30, and 11:59 am at the Worship Center located at 1451 Sater Street (corner of Sater and Sebring-Warner Road) in Greenville, OH. Kidmunity Children’s Ministry is available for kids age birth through grade six at the 6:30 pm, 9:00, 10:30 and 11:59 am services. The Downtown Campus, 111 Devor Street, houses the offices and preschool. For more information, go to www.eumchurch.org or call 548-3211.

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