“speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” -proverbs 31:8-9

i think i know them each well enough to know that they don’t desire public praise of any sort, but it’s impossible to share the stories of guatemala without sharing many of the faces behind the work taking place there. each of these men and women has a heart that is both broken for and desperately in love with the people of guatemala, and through just a handful of the many, many photos i was able to capture of them, i pray that you will see their hearts and join me in praising the lord for the ways he’s using these men and women to accomplish his purposes in that beautiful country.

j.t. turner – president of one way ministries (one way is a labor of love for the whole turner family, but only j.t. and his daughter, madison, were able to be on this particular trip.)

jt turner one way ministries

greg brown – on-ground missionary in guatemala city, guatemala (greg, kathy, and their two daughters, haleigh and hannah, packed up their whole lives and moved to guatemala over five years ago. the ladies of the family were in the states during our trip but i look forward to meeting them very soon!)

greg brown one way ministries

pastor morales – pastor of one way’s partner church in guatemala city (iglesia jerusalen)

pastor morales iglesia jerusalen guatemala

patty, jacky, and wendy – spanish/english translators for one way ministries (aka “the amazing ladies who help us all communicate with more than caveman grunts and motions”)


“jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. when he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. then he said to his disciples, ‘the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. ask the lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field’” matthew 9:35-38

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