Mark with Kids

Giving for
Mark S.
Guatemala Mar2016

$117 to GO!

Raised $883 of $1000 Needed
(as of 03/15/16)



Bunk Beds and Jesus For Guatemala!

I'm headed out to serve Guatemalan families in need by building bunk beds, delivering them and sharing the light of Jesus! I know... I just returned from Cuba... and now God is saying GO, serve and share more. I've been praying about going here for awhile and finally know God is confirming it for March 2016. I'll need to raise a total of $1000 for the trip but I have great news! Thanks to Our Great God ....and... some AMAZING & GENEROUS friends who follow Him, I'm down to only needing $117! My flights are now covered and so is my room and board... NOW to get some money to build some beds!! The total includes the trip itself and the cost of materials to build bunk beds (with 2 mattresses each) for needy families whose children are currently sleeping on the ground (I'd like to raise more for additional beds if we can). Carpenter's Son International (CSI), led by my good friends Rich and Cheryl Buhre, has been serving needy families around Panajachel for 5 years. There are several other ministries in this area and I plan to visit with them as well. I'm exploring the mission field as a next step in my faith journey and this opportunity fits perfectly.

Here are some of the latest details for this trip. I'll be building beds with some teens from South Carolina and on our first few days we'll be building 3 bunk beds and delivering to 3 needy families - can't wait!! I will also have a chance to meet with some other missions organizations in the area to explore ministry ideas that God might place on my heart. I'm praying He leads me as I seek to serve Him - will it be in foreign missions?? Please pray for wisdom, clarity and courage!

I hope you'll partner with me on this. I appreciate all the prayers and encouragement many of you have provided me in my life - please keep that coming! As far as the giving part.... I'd appreciate your help. If you need a tax deductible receipt and can send a check, please email me and I'll tell you how you can do that. Currently CSI does not have 501(c)(3) status so monies given via PayPal cannot provide a tax deductible receipt.

Thank you for your support - Dios te bendiga!

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Lake Atitlan

Nearby Lake Atitlan

Bed Materials Bed Built

Bed Building Workshop

Delivery Truck Loaded Up Bed Delivery

Bed Delivery Day!

Home Install Bed

Bunk Bed Has New Home!

New Bunk Bed Happy Family Ministry Time

Happy Families and Sharing Jesus with the Kids!

Guatemala Map Lake Atitlan


I'd love to have you be part of this journey with me. I'll certainly need some encouragement and prayer. Send me a quick email for encouragement... then pray that I'll serve well and I will have many opportunities to share Jesus with all I meet! If you would like to help out financially, I'd appreciate your support. If you need a tax deductible receipt and can send a check, please email me and I'll tell you how you can do that. Currently CSI does not have 501(c)(3) status. Thank you SO much for your support!!!

Mark Sampl