A Nazarene congregation in Kansas planned to provide funds and personnel for construction projects in a small community in Guatemala. According to Mission Match application materials, "Our congregation is very mission oriented. As a congregation of approximately 200 attendees, this project will stretch our vision and personal stewardship beyond the level that we have attained over the last few years. We want to accept the challenge to pray more, and contribute more to the work of missions. We believe our faith involvement in our project will result in the changed lives of many Guatemalan citizens by the power of the Gospel preached and lived in the name of Jesus." The application materials continue, "Our current project will construct restrooms (two men's and two women's) with a septic tank and complete a local church owned classroom building that needs windows, doors, flooring, and lighting." The application materials also stated, "Elementary education is provided in the village up to the sixth grade. After that, the students must commute by bus to the next town. The students are responsible for the costs of school beyond the sixth grade. Many of these children do not have the income available to make those investments unless they are sponsored by someone outside their community or country. The completion of the church classroom building will expand the opportunity for use on Sunday and will make it possible to start a Christian school for young teens seventh grade through high school. The classroom will become multi-functional and will provide resource areas for tutoring, classes in life skills, education on the Biblical principles of abstinence and the sanctity of human life, personal hygiene, and safe food handling and preparation. These teaching strategies will greatly enhance the quality of life in the village." According to communication from the Kansas church, they "have two members from our church going on this trip. We are excited to take on this challenge and let all in our congregation and those who cannot go this time be a part of these projects through their prayers and offerings." Follow-up comments to Mission Match from the congregation stated, "Our goal was to complete the Classroom Building that was started previously and purchase materials. Five men were hired to help with our project, thus giving them needed work to help support their families." Comments further indicated that the floor was completed with concrete, cement blocks were used to divide the building into three rooms and materials were purchased for doors, windows, lighting and ceiling fans. Comments continued, "The men of the church will complete the classroom building with stucco and paint and it will be ready for use by the middle of May for expanding the church's ministry to the village people. The restroom situation is also a very needed project on the church property, but design plans had to be changed because of recent action by the government to put sewer lines in the streets of the village. Currently the restroom project is on hold." Additional follow-up comments stated, "We have learned to be flexible in our expectation of how much can be done in a short week trip. Sometimes special needs divert initial plans. The security of the church property has been a real problem. We worked on laying more rows of block for the security wall and preparing columns for the gates. Materials were purchased for a large metal gate to be placed at the entrance, and a smaller walk through gate." (Photos show security wall and entrance gate.) The comments indicated that needs of individual villagers were addressed by the congregation. One item sent by the congregation was "a new sewing machine, fabric and thread for continued women's ministry. This provides work for several women who we have taught to sew and bead. They make items to sell to support their families and are paid a fair wage. (Photo shows ladies sewing.)" In closing comments the congregation trip coordinator stated, "Mission Match really encouraged our congregation to give more sacrificially. Thank you for providing the incentive, encouragement and additional funds to help make this a successful trip. To God be the Glory for all that was done and will continue to impact this village in the name of Jesus."