Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Epic Missions Trip

Well, it seems like just yesterday that I was in Guatemala for the 2010 Corazones en Accion medical missions trip, and now it's just a few days till I'll be boarding a plane to return!  In all things, God has been amazingly faithful! I was starting to get a little worried that I wouldn't have all the funding necessary for this trip, but in His timing (which just so happened to be what I consider "last-minute"), the Lord provided everything I need!  

Anyway, here's a few details on my upcoming trip!
The Rundown:

Where: San Andres, El Peten, Guatemala, and the surrounding communities.

What: Hearts In Action Medical Missions Trip.  We will be bringing TONS of medical supplies and the expertise of several doctors and nurses to minister to the needy.  In the past, my primary job has been to be a "nurse" working alongside my uncle (Dr. Steven Crespo) and helping him attend to the needs of his patients.  I usually also help in the area of organization and the setting up and taking down of the clinics at the different sites we visit.  I'm so excited to be going back again! 

When: April 18-May 6

Why: We want to spread the knowledge of our Savior’s amazing love!

How:  By the grace of God, and the generous help of the Body of Christ.  If you would like to learn how you can partner with my efforts financially, in prayer, or in any other way, please click here.

Goal: To provide healthcare and medicine to approximately 1,000 needy Guatemalans, opening a door through which we can share Christ.  In addition to the Medical Ministry, we will have a Children’s Ministry for the children who will be waiting for their parents, as well as a Prayer and Evangelism Team to offer prayer and to present the Gospel to each of the needy people coming through our clinic.

Last year, our Medical Team saw over 900 patients.  Besides physical healing, many of our patients experienced spiritual healing through accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord.  Please keep us in prayer again this year as we seek to serve the Lord, and preach the deliverance that is in Christ Jesus.

This year, instead of heading back right after the medical mission trip (which ends the 26th of April), I will be spending ten days between three different ministries across El Salvador and Honduras.  I'll be spending the days there learning of the different opportunities for ministry, as well as to meet up and encourage a number of my friends who are currently serving missions internships.  I'm so thrilled to be going!! It's going to be a fantabulous trip!


  1. We are all epically excited for you, Benjamin!!
    May God's blessings be all over you & the group on this trip!

  2. Thanks, Hannah!! I'm so very excited too! God's provision for this trip has been AMAZING--can't wait to fill ya in. :)

  3. Hey Ben,
    We miss alot! sorry about your cold; Nathan has one too so it might be allergies.
    We will continue to pray for you!

  4. Hey Ben,
    how goes it in Guatemala? we miss you here but are glad and excited for you.
    love ya,
    Jonathan Paulding