Holidays Guatemala and Mexico Mission Trips with Jason Maxwell

Dear Friends and Family,

My wife Sarah and our daughters, Hollyn and Emelyn bring me so much joy and happiness, as most of you are well aware. As parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles I know you too can relate to the special place kids hold in our hearts. We are all God’s children and we all hold that same special place in His heart. It is that understanding that continues to drive Sarah and my desire to reach God’s lost and hurting children of the world.
Take a journey with me to a place where automatic weapons and drug cartels are part of everyday life. A place where fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters are killed daily if they cannot pay off the cartels for the “RIGHT” to survive. A place where widows and children are left homeless. Left to become scavengers for survival. Imagine your days spent eating, sleeping, and drinking from the trash heaps in the city dump. You have little to no hope of getting a job, because the rest of the city views you as nothing more than the trash you scavenge. You anxiously await the arrival of the next dump truck, like our kids anxiously await Christmas and the opening of presents. Your world view is so limited that your greatest ambition in life is to be the dump truck driver, so that you can get the best scraps. Your only source of income is the limited money you can make by taking broken things repairing them or repurposing them and then hitting the streets trying to sell your wares. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a mother and enough brothers and sisters to scavenge the dump, so that you can still attend school while they are digging to find food, clothes, and anything else that the family can use to survive, but even then you spend your nights doing homework and sleeping on the outskirts of the giant trash heap you call home. Maybe you’re all alone and school is not a luxury you can afford, because that time away from the heap means you won’t have enough to eat to survive another day. After all there are 11,000 other people just like you living off the same dump outside Guatemala City. 6,500 of you are children.
Until earlier this year, I had no idea such a place existed. Yes I knew there were hurting and hungry people, but I had never seen such a place with my own eyes. My heart breaks every time I think and pray for the scavengers aka “The Treasures.” We are all so blessed, and God blesses us to be a blessing to others. On November 17th, I will be leaving the comforts of home, with a team from New Life Christian Center to return to the saddest place I’ve ever been. We will spend a week hosting an afternoon Vacation Bible School at The Potter’s House for the children living in the dump. We will spend our mornings helping build basic housing for some of the families lucky enough to be recipients of the Potter’s House project. We will also be revisiting some of the churches that we preached at on our last trip, providing them with strength and encouragement to continue their work spreading the word of God throughout Guatemala.
I will return home on November 25th to spend Thanksgiving with my family and prepare for the next mission trip to visit some of the dumps in Mexico that also have people surviving off the trash. On December 11th I will once again leave for another week. I will be doing this trip with my friend, Brother in Christ, and fellow missionary Justo Chavana, founder of Jordan Ministries in Rockport Texas. Along with other missionaries from around the US, Justo will lead us into the dumps of Mexico to deliver CHRISTmas to these men, woman, and children. Justo has already started several soup kitchens outside various dumps in Mexico to help meet the needs of these hurting people. This will be my first visit to the dumps of Mexico and I have great expectations of the things God will do while we are there. Sarah and I have already purchased approximately 200 pairs of shoes to take, along with 750 glow in the dark bracelets just to bring joy to the faces of these kids. We also have gathered hundreds of items of gently used clothing over the last several months to take as well.
I’m excited about the opportunity and experiences that lie ahead. I hope you see the value in what we will accomplish. As you can imagine, trips like this requires financial support from a number of people. I need to raise about $5,000 to complete these two trips. If you can support me in a financial way, I would be very grateful. And, most importantly, I need your prayer support. Prayer is the fuel that will allow us to be successful as we follow God’s leading in ministry in these countries. Without prayer, nothing will happen. When you sow financially or sow prayers into a mission, you are part of that mission. This is a great way to add to your treasures in heaven. As you decide if, and what to give please remember;
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

If you would like to be part of these missions through your financial support, please send a check to:
New Life Christian Center
900 Centerton Blvd Centerton, AR 72719

***PLEASE write “Jason Maxwell Missions” in the memo line of your check***
Contributions are Tax Deductable

Advancing God’s Kingdom One Act of Love at a Time,

Jason Maxwell

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