A 14-member team from Saginaw Valley Community Church in Michigan came to encourage, pray and build in Guatemala.

Led by Pastor Ginny Defoe, this team included doctors who spent two and a half days treating patients in the clinic, other team members worked with the ASELSI clinic staff to process patients, and help with medicines in the pharmacy.

Five of the team members teamed up with ASELSI’s project crew and built a cement house for a needy family.

Others prayed with ASELSI staff members, and Pastor Ginny taught a well-attended seminar on unity called “The Power to be One.” They also ministered in local churches and at the ASELSI staff devotions.

The team visited local families to pray for them in their homes and also visited the national hospital where they prayed over patients to encourage them. They also worked with the Little Lambs of Jesus Center for children with special needs to make cupcakes that the students and mothers enjoyed.

The Saginaw Valley team also brought a special treat for the children at the clinic. A little girl from the church in Michigan wants to be a missionary. She decided that every little girl in the world needs a doll...so she gathered dolls and sent them with the Saginaw Valley Team to be delivered to kids in Guatemala. They did and the mothers and children were excited about receiving their dolls and stuffed animals. You can see additional images here.

ASELSI is blessed by the long-term relationship we have with Saginaw Valley Community Church and several of the team members who have come back for a number of years.