We are very proud and honored to share our experience helping Good Shepherd Ministries construct the Westmoreland Home for abandoned and at-risk children in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. These children come from heartbreaking situations and are in desperate need of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual help. We are blessed to partner with Good Shepherd Guatemala and all the volunteers who help serve the ministry.
This was the 7th construction mission trip made by the OnTime Service team. Kerry Adkins, owner of OnTime Service, organized the trip and brought along the company chaplain. Many of our friends and fellow home service professionals at Wisler Plumbing and Milestone Electric and Air also made the trip. The team was divided into three groups—electricians, painters, and carpenters.
In addition to the remarkable work of everyone at Good Shepherd Ministries, we couldn’t have done it without our friends and fellow home service professionals. A lot was accomplished by this hard-working team. It was such an honor and blessing to be able to participate in a project like this. It’s amazing how God has brought all this together. We look forward to our next project!
Here are some pictures from the trip:
About Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd Children’s Home, founded by the amazing Roger and Vicki Grossman, invests in abandoned or at-risk children in Guatemala. It has helped over 90 children since its opening in July 2014. The children come from heartbreaking situations and are in desperate need of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual help. Our desire is to have a maximum impact upon the children’s lives through Christ. This is achieved through a combination of cultural relevance, living in a purposeful Christian environment, and becoming a part of the Good Shepherd family.
The older children attend school and have a tutor who helps them attain age appropriate placement. They are also enrolled in special classes such as swimming, gymnastics, piano, voice, computer and sewing as their interests warrant. They are active in Judah Baptist Church, where they sing in choir and attend Sunday School as well as compete on a bible quizzing team. The home employs a sub-director, psychologist, social worker, guard, cook and multiple child-care workers. Vicki Grossmann is one of two co-directors and closely oversees all aspects of the ministry.
There is a great need for Children’s Home assistants at the home. You can find out more about how to serve in this area at http://baptistsonmission.org/Missions/Outside-US/Guatemala. The home is financed through Good Shepherd Ministries with primary funding from our partner, Baptist Children’s Homes of NC. They also provide expert training for staff and administration.