Thursday, August 20, 2015


Destination Known, mission ministry of EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala to benefit families living in the garbage dump communities in Guatemala. The evening will consist of dinner, dancing and a live auction to be held at Romer’s Catering in Greenville.

Destination Known has been building homes for families over the past ten years in partnership with Potter’s House Association International. During a week-long mission trip, the team works to build a home 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 block, 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 to watch a video showing the house building process. Our teams have built 14 homes for families living in this area and would like to continue to build more. However, this is becoming increasingly difficult due to the increased cost of building supplies.

The Gala will begin at 8:00 pm with hors d'oeuvres, dinner will be served at 8:30, with dancing and a live auction to follow. This is an alcohol free event with 100% of the proceeds will be used to build homes for families living in a shanty community around the Guatemala City garbage dump.

Tickets are on sale now! The cost is $50 per person or $85 per couple. Reserved seating is also available for $350 for a table of 8. Tickets may be purchased at EUM Church, A&B Coffee and Cakes, Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln, and Romer's Catering.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please make the check payable to EUM Church and mail to: EUM Church, 111 Devor St., Greenville, OH 45331, Attn: Cliff Rapier, and put "Guatemala Missions" in the memo line.

If you would like more information about the New Year’s Eve Gala, visit or contact Cliff Rapier at 937-548-3211 ext. 212 or Also, follow EUM’s Facebook page and watch for continual updates on the auction items.

Jeff Harper is Lead Pastor at EUM Church. 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 and a traditional worship service is Sunday 9:45 am at the Downtown Campus at 111 Devor Street in Greenville. 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. For more information, go to or call 548-3211.

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