July 9, 2019

The Ultimate Essence of Smallness

The very reality of this title might indicate that there is something wrong with smallness, but my purpose is not to debate the value of big versus small or vice versa.  Bigger is not always better.  Depending on the context, either could have greater value.  Yet, when it comes to the essence of our faith, […]
June 29, 2019

Sea of Faces

Last night our Guatemala team visited a small remote village located literally on the edge of a mountain.  Arriving to greet these people was no easy task.  The final ten miles required over an hour of driving on a road that receives little attention.  No road I’ve driven in the states compared to this road.  […]
June 15, 2019

I Lift My Eyes Up…

I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from?  My help comes for the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.  These familiar words from Psalm 121 leap to the forefront of my mind as I lay eyes upon the vivid landscape of Guatemala.  We don’t know the full context […]
June 8, 2019

A Hurting and Lonely Generation

Personal testimonies are a central component, resulting in a Spirit-breathed worship context, that Paradise Bound Ministries builds into their village ministry.  By contrast, in the states, this is not something we place a high emphasis upon, and in fact, many Western believers are not even confident they have a testimony.  Yet, every believer in Christ […]
June 1, 2019

Through the Eyes of a Child

Whether a first or return trip to Guatemala, one of your immediate observations will be the deep brown eyes of the children.  These are eyes unlike any you’ll see anywhere because they are eyes that immediately captivate and draw you in. Earlier today a six or seven-year-old girl made her way over to where I […]
August 29, 2018

5 Reasons Why: Guatemala 2018

“Make me hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.” Psalm 51:8 By Ariel Bosman We know that God works in mysterious ways, but I don’t think I totally understood that until I got a phone call on January eighth from Maureen at Paradise Bound Ministries. The week before I […]
July 18, 2018

Newsletter Spring – Prayer is the greater work!

May 16, 2018

Newsletter Winter 2018

April 17, 2018

Holding On…

Hey Everyone, For those of you in the upper mid-west, Winter is literally “Holding on…”.  Spring is loooonnnngggg overdue.  “Holding on…” can mean so many different things to each one of us, yet somehow the same.  Positive, negative, or somewhere in between, “Holding on…” can mean just about anything.  Titles like this not only make […]
March 30, 2018

So much more than death…

 “…you will be with ME in Paradise!”  Our Lord’s Word to but one thief, yet to us all (pending your decision).  As we observe Good Friday today, may it be so much more than just “observing”.  May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, minister HIS words of Life […]
March 28, 2018

Finding a Forever Home

March 21, 2018

The Lord is at work at Los Lotes!

By Kelly Grotendiek Hello Lotes Builders! Meet brothers and sisters Maynor, Hugo, Ronaldo, Gladis, Luci, and Tribey, who received their new home during Team #3. As the building continues- there have been 5 teams now- I wanted to share a wonderful example of how the Lord is working amongst the Los Lotes people. For this […]