Antigua Guatemala


March 2023


I get quite a few people coming to my door for help, and I do what I can for them with the means that I have at the time. One family from my town came to ask me if I could help with medicine for their 8-year-old child Karin who has leukemia. I sat Karin on my lap and asked her what she wanted most, and her answer was to be without pain.  It was hard to keep my tears back! They have to travel 50 miles four times a week to a hospital in the central city where she receives chemotherapy treatment.  They leave at 4 am and return at around 6 to 7 pm which they have been doing now for four years and it has taken its toll on all of them.  They have also had to sell most of their furniture and cooker to help pay the costs of the transport by hire car. I asked if I could take a photo of the family without their masks and I saw the sad face of Karin staring up at me as well as her parents Eddy and Anna who are both Christian.  However, I did manage to get a smile from Karin as you can see in the photo.   I have purchased medicines from my Helps Fund, plus paid for a private specialist to look at her as many times the doctors in the national hospitals make grave errors in their diagnosis and treatments.  But sadly, there is not much that can be done for Karin but to make what is left of her life less painful.  This does not mean I do not believe in miracles, my goodness no, right the opposite, as I pray every morning and night for her.  I ask for your prayers for a miracle and funds to help ease Karin’s pain, and also help to set up a small tortilla business for Anna and Eddy.  If you want to help, please forward your donation marked “Project Karin” to one of the addresses below.   I will keep you informed of her health in future newsletters. God bless you


I am fully recovered from my double hernia operation, but my legs have weakened because of my many back operations and are very painful which makes it very difficult to get around the house without my cane, and outside for long distances, and for the time being I have to use a wheelchair. I am recommencing physiotherapy at home, and hopefully, with this treatment, I can walk normally once more. Meanwhile, this has not affected my ministry with the church, and I continue to preach and teach. This also has not affected my belief in healing and miracles, and this is really nothing compared to what Paul and the disciples suffered for the Gospel. 2 Corinthians 12:10 says, “Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong.”  I am grateful for your prayers.


For the next few weeks leading up to Easter Sunday, the Roman Catholic church holds many religious processions in our town of Antigua and many other towns and cities throughout Guatemala.   It is a nightmare to even try to drive through the town due to the thousands of tourists worldwide that come to see the processions.  But it is also a wonderful time to share the Good News with these people bound by religion. In this country, Mary is often worshipped more than Jesus, and one can see car bumper stickers stating, “To Jesus through Mary!” The majority of members in our church are ex-Catholics. That’s good news!


This is something I have never really given a report on in the thirty years that I have been in Guatemala as it has not really affected the ministry in any way, except for one year when they gunned down and killed one of our church members for no reason at all, and I was there when it happened!  I was later to find out that the initiation ceremony for a new member of a drug gang is to go out and kill someone. The drug situation is out of control and much of the drugs from Columbia are flown into Guatemala in illegal aircraft which once landed the aircraft is abandoned. From Guatemala it is transported into Mexico and then into the USA and Canada. It is a known fact that some people in the Government and the police force are involved in this drug smuggling and so it has become difficult to control the gangs.  For many years these gangs were just in the main city, but in the past year they have come into Antigua (a tourist town close to us) and also the town I live in.  Now the daily murders are much closer to home and local business owners have to pay protection money or else they are threatened with being killed. The Special Police Force (the DEA) is capturing some of the gang members and the drugs, but the majority escape evasion.   My concern is for the youth who cannot get work and are coerced into becoming members of these drug gangs.  I see just how important it is to get to them first with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and therefore I am preparing yet another seminar on evangelism for our church members, until they fully understand that evangelism is a normal daily walk for all of us to reach the lost souls with the message of hope.  Please pray for my safety and the safety of our church members.


  1. For a mission couple to hear the call, come and join me here.
  2. My health
  3. For safety. Guatemala has a great problem with the Narcotic Mafia.
  4. Funds needed for “Helps Fund” and “Project Karin.”

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September 2022


These past few weeks have really been a time of trials for me, and continue even as I write this Newsletter. This month is the first anniversary of Christa’s journey to heaven, and I miss her so much, even though I know where she is. I  just don’t know how long the pain lasts.  Then came another type of pain!  On the day I sent out my last Newsletter I was admitted to hospital with heart attacks.  After various examinations, they found out that the heart attacks were symptomatic and in fact were coming from stones in my gallbladder! They also found markings on my lungs and this is being investigated at the moment.   The operation to remove the gallbladder is planned for Saturday 24 September.   I was able to cover the costs of the last hospital stay and three specialists who saw me, but the forthcoming operation and hospital costs are going to cost me approximately $4,000.  If you are able to help me with this cost, I would be very grateful if you could send your donation to one of the addresses below marked “Operation.”    I thank you in advance and will keep you updated.  Friends, I can’t stop mission work whilst so many are falling into hell.


This month twenty-five members of our church were presented with their diplomas for completing a six-month discipleship course.  I am so happy to see so many youths among the twenty-five.   There is a real fire burning among our people to learn more about Jesus Christ.  I am so proud of each of them and also Pastor Juan Carlos and his wife Miriam for teaching them.


The church is growing and we are running out of space, especially for the children!  We are praying for a new piece of land that God will give to us.  Meanwhile this month, the ladies decided that the church needed painting, so they grabbed their husbands and got to work! Please join us in prayer.


The 15th of September was Guatemala’s Independence Day Celebration.  To celebrate this day many churches, schools and organizations had torch runs through the streets.  Our church also took part, and even though it was pouring down with rain, this did not dampen the enthusiasm of our members.  The 8km run finished at the church. A quick shower and then a time of worship in the church.

 House Betty

The house, hopefully, will be completed in another 2 months. Our sister Betty and her daughter are so excited and grateful for the donations that have made this possible. 


July 2022


Victoria is a wonderful Christian lady who goes to the local market each day, attempting to balance a basket of fresh-made tortillas on her head. She is no different from many women who try to eke out a living hoping that someone will buy her tortillas so that she will have enough to buy some black beans to go with her tortillas for her evening meal. But she can no longer balance the basket because her feet have become disfigured. Now she literally has to limp in pain to the market which is quite some distance away from where she lives. Each time I see her, she has a big smile that hides her pain.  She told me that it is very painful and has been doing this for over five years, and naturally, the feet have worsened!   I found out that the cost of an operation to fix the problem with her feet would be approximately $1,500, which is way beyond what she can afford.   I am asking if this report has touched your heart, and you would like to make a donation towards an operation, then please send anything you can afford to the address below marked “Victoria Op.”


I am pleased to report that now the covid restrictions have been lifted, the church has slowly begun to grow with new members and has resulted in a new discipleship course being run by our pastor Juan Carlos.  The youth also meet once a week and it is such a joy to see so many attending each week.  We are still looking for a larger piece of land as the children desperately need more classrooms.   Please join us in prayer for the right piece of land.


My son-in-law Edwin and my grandson Jeffrey, both went down with the coronavirus this month, but after a 3-day treatment with Ivermectin they were both well, and after seven days I allowed them to come into my house again!  But then a week later, Ofelia, the lady who works in my house went down with the coronavirus! I obviously sent her home, only to find out her daughter also had the virus. Now the concern was whether I also had the virus.  I had two checks over the following days and was glad to report they were negative.

A few days later I was having a number of minor heart attacks again and was taken to the local medical centre where tests were carried out. My cardiologist changed some of my medicines and I am now recovering at home.   Naturally, I feel weak, but I am regaining my strength each day. The photo of me was taken just recently.  Don’t you think I look well?


The first two houses are completed! I felt I wanted to personally contribute, so she had the wonderful surprise of having a special oven with a chimney built inside the house for her tortilla making, plus an inside bathroom.  The second house of Dora and Walter could only be built upwards.  You will remember that they had a one-roomed house  20 feet by 20 feet, and they slept with their two children of 7 and 11 years in one bed! Now the parents and both children have their own bedroom! The roof has been built so that it can be used for drying their clothes, and the kitchen has……wait for it…….an inside cooker with a chimney for tortillas.  Both families have asked me to pass their grateful thanks to you all for your help and to say that a dream has now been fulfilled. As they spoke, they could not hold back the tears of joy.  Neither could I.  One has to be here to see the incredible joy of both families!

The last house (Casa Betty) has been started after a delay due to heavy rainfalls.  We have almost all the funds in for the construction.   If you want to help, please send your donation to the address below marked, “Casa Betty.”



I had to close my website a couple of years ago as hackers kept on putting viruses on it.   I believe this has now been fixed and I have now re-opened it at www.finalharvestministries.net


The volcano which is not too far from my house explodes about every fifteen minutes, sometimes making the house widows shake as it makes a loud booming noise.  One day this month it exploded so badly, that I thought we were going to have a repeat of the 2018 disaster when over 2,000 people died, covered in 12 feet of hot ash. As I looked outside my house, smoke was billowing out across the fields and roads. But praise God, it only lasted about half an hour.  I am used to it, as I am to the earthquakes we have. This ministry will be ready to help should there ever be a disaster again.


  1. Finances to build the last of 3 houses.
  2. A missionary couple to join in with this ministry.
  3. The complete healing of my heart physically and spiritually.
  4. More souls for the Kingdom of God
  5. Thank you for your prayers.


May 2022


As I had my usual morning prayers this month, I truly felt worn out and wondered what else the devil could throw at me. After losing my wife Christa, having fifteen heart attacks, and then three operations on my heart and finally being fitted with a pacemaker, I was finding it difficult to pray and when I did pray I was falling asleep!  Throughout the day all I wanted to do was sleep. An appointment was made with an endocrinologist who soon found out the problem was two of the heart pills I was taking plus my white blood cell levels were dangerously low. A change in my medication and I was back to normal.  I have been through so many spiritual battles and realized that prayer must not only come before ministry but that, prayer, prayer and prayer MUST come first, second, and third and then ministry.  People tell me they are praying for me every day, and I do hope they are because the spiritual battles here on the mission field are so real, and it is not uncommon for me as a missionary to have doubts, fear and spiritual attacks that become part of my vocation.  Satan hates everything I am doing here, and so that is why I need your daily prayers. Please remember me as you pray each day.


This month it was with great joy to water baptize five members of our church with one young man giving his life to Christ ten minutes before being baptized.  The church always seems to get packed out when a free lunch is given, but we are used to that and cater for the extra people and it gives us the chance to share the love of Jesus with them.


Our church celebrated Mother’s day this month, and each mother was given a gift plus a lunch was laid on for them.  I know they played many games, but no men were allowed inside! Not even me to take the photographs!   A lot of laughter was heard and I am sure they all had a great time.


Being back at church warms my heart, especially since the majority of us are no longer wearing masks. At last, I can see smiling faces again! Evangelism was very much on my heart and I taught them why we must make it our number one priority, and I showed them one of many methods of how to evangelize, ensuring repentance was a necessary part of receiving Christ into one’s life. I handed out over two thousand tracts, so I will be curious to see the increase of people for the Kingdom of God.


Both Ofelia’s and Dora’s houses are well on the way to completion., hopefully by the end of June. Then we start on the third house!


A mother asked a young girl called Libni from our church, what would she wish for her birthday IF her mother had the money to buy it. She answered, “Mummy I would love a big birthday cake.”   I had overheard this in church, so I made this little girl’s dream come true.   Here she is hardly believing what is in front of her!  It’s little things like this that make me continue to work among the poor.


  1. Finances to build the last of 3 houses.
  2. A missionary couple to join in with this ministry.
  3. My complete healing to my heart physically and spiritually.
  4. More souls for the Kingdom of God
  5. Thank you for your prayers.