Time to Get to Work

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello Everyone from Guatemala.

Well now that the Holiday season is over I am receiving more and more people responding to my last News Letter. To be honest we were wondering if we were meant to keep on doing the work here in Guatemala or was it time to throw in the towel.

Thanks to so many of you who sent us donations and letters telling us how you were praying for us and that we needed to keep helping the people who do not have anyone else to help them, we were very encouraged.
 Also many people have written to me saying "Bryan I am putting a team together so don't give up".

So our prayer was God What do we do?

It appears that our work is not over. With the response I have received we have decided to keep up the good fight. Keep on Keeping on.  In other words,
 "Let's get the Job done".

So  I just wanted to send out a short News letter saying THANK YOU!.  We got our answer and so if you would like to put a team together and come down, please feel free to contact me or go to my web site at : www.Junglemedicmissions.org and look at the info tab that say's  "TEAM INFO".
 If there is any way we can help you let us know OK?

On an other note:  We are coming to the States in February for my son's wedding and to speak at some churches and groups interested in coming to Guatemala. We will be from Miami to Atlanta then Alabama then Indiana then North Carolina and then back to Miami FL. We will be there from Feb 12 to the 22nd. If you would like us to come and speak or do a short presentation to your group and we can get to you please feel free to contact me and let's see if we can get together.
 ( As long as you have a Chinese Buffet in your town).

However we are also bringing my wife Marleni's sister Mari with us. Mari lives in a stick built shack along the river. Her and her husband have no electricity or plumbing. They are extremely poor but you will not find better people or more giving people on this earth.  They fish and raise chicken's for income to survive. This year they raised a turkey. They could have sold it for 300 Quetzales or $40.00 which for them is a months pay. They came to our house on Christmas and brought us the turkey to eat. I am telling you I almost could not take it. I knew how much this cost but they gave it from their heart and so we had turkey for Christmas.

Mari has a very unstable diabetic condition. She has almost died several times before I could get down river at 1:00am to get her insulin.

So we want to bring her with us to the States and get her help with a Dr friend of mine in Atlanta. He wants to help her for free!
Mari has never even seen a grocery store let alone a Wal-Mart or an all you can eat Chinese Buffet.  So we want to bring her with us and get her the help she needs and also just to show her my country and let she that the things I tell her about the United States are true. She can't believe we have cement roads with 6 lanes in Atlanta for example.

But she does not have enough money to buy a bus ticket and we are maxed out just buying airline tickets to come home for 2 weeks.
So many people who have come here on mission trips have seem Mari cooking and cleaning from 4:30 each morning until 8:00 at night when she cannot stand anymore and goes to bed. They have said to me Bryan if you ever come to the States and can bring Mari with you and Marleni we would like to help.

So if any of you would like to help her to come to the States her ticket for airfare is $ 406.00 round trip on Spirit Airlines from here. If you would like to help her you can send the money to Missionary Companion Ministries (just put in a note for Mari ) and you will get a tax deduction and we will buy her ticket.

If we get extra we will buy her some clothes and get her medicines.

So again I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who responded with setting up teams and donations for helping us keep helping.

Hope you all have a Wonderful 2012!!!

In His Service,

Bryan & Marleni Buchanan

To support this work financially you can send a check made out to:

Missionary Companion Ministries

Our name needs only to be on the address of the envelope.
We receive $0.95 of every $1.00 donated and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

The mailing address to mail your check to is:

Bryan Buchanan
Missionary Companion Ministries
P.O. Box 26237
Fayetteville N.C. 28314

Thank you very much for your support!