Part of what the Domestic branch of GoServ Global does is to help serve local communities using our resources, equipment, and volunteers. Often this occurs after a natural disaster, such as our recent response in Eagle Grove, IA after the storm in July. But when we are not actively responding to disasters we often serve communities in other ways.
In addition to helping prepare the grounds for the show and helping to clean up and tear down afterward, GoServ Global will be running a food booth during the upcoming Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show. Our food booth will be serving out of a Safe T Home. There is an average attendance of 15,000 over three days at this show. It is known for field demonstrations, some of which include threshing wheat, sawmill demonstrations, corn shelling, a year of farming in 60 minutes, and others.
This year is expected to have a large attendance; there are two themes (Pride of Iowa and Horsepower). Two Guinness Book world record attempts will be happening as well. The first attempt will be the greatest number of mules plowing simultaneously. This will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. The second record attempt will be for the largest number of draft horses plowing simultaneously. This will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13. We hope to see you there, please come by the Safe T Home to say hello!
A GoServ Global crew built a Safe T Home at Hidden Acres Christian Center in Dayton, IA where it will remain throughout the summer along with a few more Safe T Homes. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about the Safe T Home & how it’s making a huge difference in the lives of displaced people, abandoned babies, homeless widows, and orphans in Haiti. Campers may also get the chance to stay in a Safe T Home just like campers at Hidden Creeks Bible Camp in Peru where Safe T Homes serve as cabins for the camp.
Corren Olson of the Sioux Central FFA Chapter received a 1st Place State Proficiency Award at the Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference yesterday for his leadership in the FFA2Haiti Project – an opportunity offered through the FFA and GoServ Global. Way to Go Corren!
Matchlight Records is recording Rivenson Dige’s music in Nashville this week! We are so excited about this project to share the gospel in Haitian Creole in Haiti as there is nothing like this in the country.
Matchlight – Meet our first official signed artist…Rivenson Dige! Rivenson is the worship leader and pastor of Centre de Vie in Les Cayes, Haiti. We’re so excited to be a part of the amazing things God is doing through his life and ministry! Check out his incredible story and stay tuned for more about Rivenson, our Haiti Worship Project, and the launch of his first album! (Pic of Rivenson from FB page) https://vimeo.com/84484006
A team from Grace E-Free in Elkader served in Guatemala in March. They were able to lay sewer tile for drainage on the church property and begin construction on the church. Two teams will serve on a mission trip to Guatemala in June.
Domestic Disaster Relief provides immediate assistance after a natural disaster, training for volunteers, and opportunities for mission trips targeting the forgotten or neglected towns, neighborhoods, and families. Our mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ by addressing the physical needs of people’s homes as well as sharing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
In Guatemala, GoServ Global works with Mark and Kelly Lee who are GoServ Global missionaries to the community of Nueva Concepcion, located in the southwest corner of Guatemala. The focus of this project is the planting of a church (the first evangelical free church in the country) and Christian school, and ministering to the neglected field workers and their families through education and biblical truth.
GoServ Global works with national pastors — Emmanuel and Sunny — who work in some of the most persecuted states and neglected tribal villages in rural India. Sunny is the head of DREAM INDIA, a nonprofit that reaches out to the unreached people in Orissa, focusing on underprivileged children and orphans as well as sharing the message of salvation to the people of India. His wife, Kuni, is the head of staff at the Emmanuel English Medium School run by DREAM INDIA. Emmanuel serves as founder and president of Hope Foundation in India, an organization that includes Bethany Children’s Home, a missionary training center, church planting, and an extensive array of practical ministries of compassion.