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Moving Day

This week, Engadi Ministries’ houseparents, James and Ellie Carr, moved into the Benaiah House, a home the Lord has provided to be Engadi Ministries’ first boys’ home. The home is designed to house a maximum of nine at-risk boys, the houseparent family, and will also be Engadi’s home office in Guatemala.

The Carrs will spend the coming weeks preparing the house to take in boys, and the home will open its doors to boys from Paraíso early in 2016. This is the first step in getting the boys into a safe environment – sparking #hope and true #brotherhood for years to come.

To learn more about Engadi Ministries’ boys’ homes, click here.

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Turning Bottles to Cans-

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The boys involved in #Engadi’s Derek Program are committed to bringing #hope to their neighborhood through serving. Over the past several weeks, the Derek boys scavenged their community for plastic bottles littering the ground that they would be able to repurpose. They worked together turning the collection of bottles into a collection of cans- trash cans, that is.

This past week, the boys painted power poles at a local soccer field in Paraíso and attached the newly fashioned trash cans to the poles. Each boy will be responsible for maintaining the can that he made and emptying it as needed. Through this service, the boys hope to hope to convert the image of a derelict, polluted soccer field to a safer, litter-free common area that families can enjoy together.

Together, the #brotherhood of young men are restoring their community and creating a legacy step by step.

#engadiministries #esperanza #hermandad

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Synergy Conference Visits Paraíso

Today, Engadi had the privilege of hosting a group of visionaries, pastors, mission leaders, and urban developers in Paraíso. We had the opportunity to guide a group of individuals and demonstrate many aspects of community transformation that Engadi is currently involved in such as bringing #hope to the local schools through painting and rejuvenation, and developing a #brotherhood of Mighty Men who can continue the legacy within their community. We also visited several families and community members that Engadi works closely with.

Tomorrow, as the closing day of the 2015 International Synergy Conference, we will be part of a round table discussion further learning about urban development, other urban ministries, and ways we can improve current strategies of community transformation in Paraíso.

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Synergy 2015 Conference

This week, staff members, Nathan, David, and James, will be attending an international conference known a Synergy. Synergy is a yearly event that happens in some of the largest urban areas in the world, and this year it happens to be held in Guatemala making it extremely convenient for Engadi to be a part of, and actually partner with in hosting.

The week long conference led by the Urban Training Collaborative (UTC) seeks to unite all types of organizations, political leaders, pastors, anthropologists, businessmen, and others to explore viable strategies of renovation transformation within an urban setting.

We seek to gain insight in ways that we can improve the innovation of Engadi Ministries and better deliver #hope and #brotherhood to the neighborhood of Paraíso within the slums Guatemala City.

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All Aboard!

Today, those who have excelled in ‪#‎Engadi‬’s Derek Program over the last month were rewarded with a day away from Paraíso to Guatemala’s Railroad & Train Museum. Most of these boys have rarely ever left the neighborhood they grew up in and educational trips such as these are a way of bringing them ‪#‎hope‬.

Out of the twenty-one young men in the program, fourteen earned a trip to the local museum which none had ever been to before. These boys have served numerous hours within their neighborhood over the past weeks, and have had high attendance ratings in their weekly discipleship groups. The trip was a way for this ‪#‎brotherhood‬ of boys to get away for a day, learn, and celebrate their achievements together. Praise God for their hard work and persistence over the past month!

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Meet Pearce!

Meet Pearce!

Pearce gave up a week of her summer vacation to come to Guatemala and bring ‪#‎hope‬ to the people of Paraíso. This week she attended her school’s Future Career Day as a missionary.
“I work for Engadi Ministries. I am a missionary in Guatemala,” she declared. She even brought her morning coffee like our intern, Brooklyn, did this summer.
We are thankful for Pearce’s example in faith and service to others. Keep it up, Pearce! We can’t wait to have you on staff one day!
‪#‎engadi‬ ‪#‎brotherhood‬ ‪#‎esperanza‬ ‪#‎hermandad‬

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