Tuesday, September 11, 2018


For the average American, it is difficult to imagine a life in which the city dump is both your home and place of employment. The garbage, the smell, and the filth are outside our realm of understanding. And yet these living conditions are reality for over 10,000 people who live and work in and around the Guatemala City Dump. Even in their own country, these impoverished citizens are outcasts. They are referred to as “scavengers,” devalued and treated as less than human. Their situation is dire as they live and work in dangerous and unsanitary conditions.

But there is hope!

Destination Known, a ministry of EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio, has partnered with Potter’s House Association International and has built 20 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.

Destination Known is hosting a Missions Gala on October 27, 2018 that will be held at Romer’s Catering in Greenville beginning at 7:00 pm with dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. This is an alcohol free event with 100% of the proceeds being 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 $35 per person and may be purchased at EUM Church, Romer's Catering, the EUM Church app, or online at www.eumchurch.org under events.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you may do so on the app, or make your check payable to EUM Church and mail to: EUM Church, 111 Devor St., Greenville, OH 45331, and put "Guatemala Missions" in the memo line.

If you would like more information about the Missions Gala, visit www.eumchurch.org or contact Cliff Rapier at 937-548-3211 ext. 212 or crapier@eumchurch.org. 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. The Downtown Campus, 111 Devor Street, houses the offices. For more information, go to www.eumchurch.org or call 548-3211.

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