We are Charlie and Pat Reynolds from the great state of Texas. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and to tell you a little about our calling to this wonderful country of Guatemala, which is often called the “Land of Eternal Spring.”
For the first eighteen years of our married life Charlie served as pastor to churches in Texas and New Mexico. At the end of those eighteen years, we both knew that life as we had known it was over. Charlie resigned as pastor of the church where we were serving and enrolled in the West Central Texas Council of Governments, Abilene, Texas. This looked like a strange thing to do, but we both knew that God had opened this door for us. We just were not sure why.
Upon graduation from the police academy in Abilene, we moved to Snyder, Texas. There Charlie worked for the Scurry County Sheriff’s Department for the next eleven and a half years, after which time he ran for Justice of the Peace and won the position.
In 1999, Charlie traveled to Guatemala with our pastor and another couple in our church for what was supposed to be just another mission trip—no more, no less. But that trip to Guatemala served as the catalyst that God used to change the whole course of our lives.
For the next few months, after returning home from Guatemala, there was no peace in Charlie’s heart. One Wednesday afternoon, Charlie walked into the kitchen where I was preparing lunch and said, “Well, Mom, are you ready to go to Guatemala?” My answer actually shocked him because I said, “As a matter of fact, I am.”
Within the next four months, we sold or gave away all of our belongings, kissed our children and grandchildren good-bye and started out in our 1992 Trooper to a land that we did not know and for a reason that God had not yet revealed. All that God had told us was that we were to go as Abraham had gone and as we went He would show us what we were to do.
It is with excitement that we share with you where God has led us these eleven years. For four and a half years Charlie traveled the nations of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador training the police in defensive tactics in their academies and police stations, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and giving out Bibles. During those years we saw many come to know Jesus as Savior. Knowing this will help you understand why those years in law enforcement in the States were crucial. Charlie’s stateside credentials have opened many doors in Central America that would have otherwise been closed.
God has since closed the door for Charlie working with the police, but He has opened up other doors. As you look at our website, we hope that you find what we are doing in Guatemala worthy of your commitment. We pray, that along with us, you will take ownership of what God is doing here.
The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16).
There is one true God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19).
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His soon return (John 1:1; Matthew 1:18; Matthew 28:5-6; Revelation 20:4; Titus 2:13).
In the fall and sinfulness of man and that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the blood of Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
In Divine healing of the human body provided through the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross in answer to believing prayer (I Peter 2:24).
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it, with all the evidence manifested in the book of Acts (Acts 2:4).
That the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today, and that the fruit of the spirit is necessary in order to function correctly in spiritual gifts. We consider character to be as important as giftedness (I Cor. 13:1-8).
1. Restoration Ministry Center is for hurting, wounded and broken people. There are a lot of emotionally wounded people in this country because of sexual abuse, fatherless homes, and poverty. We can’t help heal them all, but we know that God wants us to have a place whereby we can help bring healing to some. Restoration Ministry Center is that place.
2. Restoration Ministry Center is also a place of retreat for the missionary community and for Guatemala pastors and leaders.
3. To raise up a group of children through Gerizim Christian School that will be an example in the character of Christ, thereby raising the standard of the nation of Guatemala.
4. Providing water, food and vitamins to several school in Panabajal, Comalapa.
5. To have two Prayer Walks a year
6. To have teams come and help minister during the year.
1. The winning of many police to Christ in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
2. Sharing the message of Jesus Christ and distributing thousands of Spanish New Testaments, thereby placing the Word of God in the hands of the National Civil Police of Guatemala.
3. The opening of GERIZIM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL to children who live in extreme poverty, mainly because of fatherless homes and few job opportunities for single mothers with children.
4. Showing a Christian movie once a month to the community in Buena Vista where GERIZIM is located. Many that come for this outdoor event are not Christians. This is a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel.
5. Distributing free purified water to many families in the Buena Vista area. Click onto the MINISTRIES site and you will see the ladies and their children coming daily for their water.
6. Medical Teams coming to help bring physical healing to the students in Gerizim School and to the community of Buena Vista and surrounding areas.