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Porch de Salomon Missions
Check out what our team has been up to so far in Panajachel, Guatemala!
2012 Mission Team Safely Arrived in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Saturday, January 28, 2012. Doug Brodbeck reports that the team has arrived safely to Panajachel, Guatemala after a long but good trip.
2012 Mission has been Announced!
Our 2012 mission trip to Porch De Salomon in Panajachel, Guatemala is scheduled for January 28 - February 4, 2012. We are currently planning and organizing this trip. For more information please contact Doug Brodbeck at email@example.com or (850) 510-9865. If you would like to donate towards this trip, please click the donate button above or place a check in the offering with "Guatemala" in the memo line. If you are donating to support a specific individual's trip, please specify their first and last name.
Good Samaritan is proud to support Porch De Salomon Ministries.
Porch de Salomon is a response to God calling a family into a life of love and service in Panajachel, Guatemala. They hope to bring the passion of the first century church to those who live in a 21st century world. In Acts 5, Solomon's Porch is described as a place for the believers to meet and carry out their healing ministries and a sending point for them to take Christ's message into the world.
Please visit their website at http://www.porchdesalomon.org/.
Building A Playground (January 20, 2008)
On January 28, 2007 Good Samaritan United Methodist Church held its first worship service. It took place in the Florida High School Cafeteria. We began meeting monthly. Then, in September, started a weekly worship service.
Over the past year we have developed a closeness to Florida High School as we continued to use its facilities, transforming the cafeteria into a church on Sunday mornings.
Today, (January 20, 2008) eight days short of having met at the school for a full year it was appropriate as GSUMC continued to build on its own property on Capital Circle that the congregation become a part of the school's building process. The church members showed up for the morning worship service wearing jeans, sweaters, jackets, boots and other assorted workclothes. Then after the church service we departed to help build a new playground for the school.
It was a cold day which began with temperatures in the low 30's. But, the church soon warmed to the work lending its expertise to the construction of various playground structures. Everyone enjoyed serving together and being a part of something that will be enjoyed for many years in the future.
Pictures of this event may be viewed by clicking on the Online Photo Album.
Preview Worship Service-May 20, 2007
God touched the hearts of the Good Samaritan UMC congregation in a unique way in our May 20th worship service when he sent His servant from India to visit us.
John Peter Kirubagaran, while working for a paint company had a serious accident. He prayed for the Lord to spare him and promised that he would dedicate his life to the Lord if He did. The result of God's answer to that prayer is having an impact throughout India and was certainly felt strongly in our preview worship service.
John Peter started the United Evangelical Mission of India (UEMI), which is now working in seven states of India and has targeted 21 North Indian states for the future. Their goal is to win India for Jesus, soul by soul, one district at a time. Pastor Betsy Ouellette led a local group on a missionary trip to India in 2006. She and assistant Pastor Erick, a friend of John Peter's for several years, have decided with the backing of Good Samaritan UMC, to include UEMI as one of our approved missions.
In his message John Peter related the dramatic, touching, and heart-warming stories of his experiences in a land that literally worships millions of different gods. Particularly inspiring was his story of the fire god. John Peter had been warned about, and then taken prisoner for preaching the Gospel message. He was tied up and they were about to break his legs when he shouted: "My God will send fire to destroy you!" What he said next was really neat. "They were in trouble, not me!"
So what happened? When his captors heard the words "fire god" they fell to ground, trembling, and begging his forgiveness. A great demonstration of how our mighty God can even use a pseudo-god to achieve his purposes.
The Good Samaritan church members were given an opportunity to sponsor Indian children to insure their well-being and the quality of their up-bringing. Many took the challenge and responded in love to help further God's work in India. Currently we have only 4 children who are awaiting to be sponsored.
Thanks be to God!
Special Guest Speaker on Missions
On Sunday, May 20th Good Samaritan UMC will be hosting our friend and ministry partner from India, John Peter Kirubagaran. John Peter is the founder and director of United Evangelical Mission International (UEMI). He will be here this weekend to share his calling to ministry and the work that is being done in India by God through UEMI and its partners.
Good Samaritan UMC has committed to sponsor 70 children in the village of Ambur to help provide them with preschool and before & after school care while their parents are working. Please prayerfully consider sponsoring one or more of these children. A table will be available with more information at the worship service on Sunday.
To learn more about United Evangelical Mission International, visit their website at http://www.uemi.org/.
Brian's Brigade (December 7, 2006)
Have you ever had your hands in 6 lbs of ground beef? Well, we got our chance on Thursday, December 7th as w