GoServ Global Sends Teams to Houston
Dennis Anderson, our Domestic Disaster Relief Director, and Eric Williams, our Peru Director, led teams in Houston the past few weeks. We have trips scheduled off and on through February. 

If you are interested in joining a disaster relief team to Houston, please call Dennis Anderson at (712)887-0862. If you want to contribute to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund, you can do so by sending a check, and adding “Hurricane Harvey” in the memo line, to GoServ Global, 310 E. Broadway, PO Box 193, Eagle Grove, IA 50533. Or, you can donate online by visiting our website at goservglobal.org/give   & choosing Hurricane Harvey in the dropdown.

Dennis is currently gearing up for the tornado and storm season. Part of that planning is looking at new equipment and in particular a camper that could sleep 8-10 people to be used at longer term disaster sites.  We are looking for someone to donate the camper. The other item is a newer, used, one ton dually diesel pickup truck.  We would lik e to raise $40,000 to purchase this vehicle. To donate, click on goservglobal.org/give , choose Domestic Disaster Relief in the dropdown, click Additional Instructions and write "truck".

Could you help spread the word about this fundraiser and perhaps consider helping Dennis raise these funds?
A Look Back on God's Provision
As we look back on 2017, we can’t help but think about how the Lord is working through so many different avenues of GoServ Global’s ministry. The Lord has turned disaster and destruction from Hurricane Matthew into opportunity to share the gospel through caring for the physical needs of many who lost most of their possessions. We’ve seen this in the past but the last few months have reaffirmed our concept of ministry.
We all know that Satan doesn’t like it when the light of Christ is shining so brightly. It’s important we recognize that and rejoice that we know our God is greater.
One example of God working mightily is the community of La Brise. The Lord brought us to rebuild the small community. At the time, I didn’t realize how dark the area was with very little understanding of God. Satan had a stronghold there as he has in much of Haiti. The first time we shared the gospel at La Brise was the dedication of the Safe T Homes. I was surprised how quickly people responded to the gospel that day. We continued to build a small church for their community. We recently had a dedication of the new church - 19 people accepted Christ including one Voodoo priest. The Lord is working!

2017 was quite busy at the Consolation Center with 650 kids at school and expanding the professional school. Work began on the steel building from Sukup Manufacturing that will serve as the new church for the entire area. Praise the Lord for this. It’s exciting to think of all the future people who will give their lives to the Lord as a result of this new church facility. 
Chris & Michelle Rasmussen are serving in many roles in Haiti including accounting, teaching, assisting GoServ Global with mission teams, and much more.The Rasmussens, along with their sons Elias and Gabriel, are fund-raising to help support their family while serving God in Haiti.

If you haven't already, follow Chris & Michelle and their family on facebook @lifeinhaitiwiththerasmussens.

In 2017, Hidden Creeks Bible Camp held several Spiritual Encounter Weekends for Genesis Church and small group members. The weekends are separated by men and women for a better opportunity of openness, growth, and freedom. This is by far one of the most transforming and powerful tools in the discipleship process. The majority of those who go through an Encounter leave the weekend making radical life changes.

In 2018 we have lots of exciting plans and events taking place. Hidden Creeks Camp is continuing to be developed with the Chapel now under construction. We will then start to work on the bathrooms and showers. Once those are completed we will have a functioning camp. I am beyond excited for these projects to get completed, because we will be holding camps, and outreaches.
Chipper Fyfe, a good friend and a Peru Ambassador will be serving 6 months in Peru as a “general contractor.” He has construction experience, and will be a great addition to our Peru team. We are also working on getting a shipping container to Peru to finish the Safe T Homes, and get a more permanent power supply to camp.
We have 3 teams scheduled for this year and would like to have 3 or so more go. Please pray the Lord will bring forward those He has called to go.
Things are moving along on the church building - it's about 60% completed with the wiring, insulation, and drywall going in. We are building bathroom walls and kitchen walls and we just set the building's first toilet - all the ladies of the church shouted AMEN! It might sound silly but we haven't had a flushing toilet available for our gals.

January kicked off 3 teams coming down from all over the midwest. We worked on putting in the floor beams for the second floor, running the electrical, insulation, and drywall.

The church continues to grow and new ministries are be ginning. We have around 40-50 members and membership classes were held in December. Sam and Veronica continue to serve the church body through music development and bible study. The worship team is 8 men. Sam is using the music as a way to connect and mentor these young men. We have a worship band with keyboard, guitars and drums but we also have two trumpets that really add to the music. We just had our first two weddings as a church. One on Saturday night, one on Sunday night. I couldn't convince the brides to do them together. I thought it a good idea. They just smiled and said "silly American".

Veronica is doing many women's ministries. We will be looking to add this couple full-time in 2018.

Something new we just started is "Help Me Help Coffee". It is a business with the sole purpose of helping people help do ministry by selling coffee. We roast premium Guatemalan coffee here in the States and sell to the public. All profits go to support the ministry. If interested email me at [email protected] and I'll fill you in on all the details.
December proved to be an exciting month as a team of 7 traveled from Iowa to spend eight days with Sunny and Kuni. Generous donations allowed us to distribute backpacks filled with new blankets, toiletries, and school supplies to 200 needy slum children classified as Untouchables. This outcast group is ripe for the gospel as they see the love of Jesus in action. As a result of this outreach, 12 Hindu families have come forward wanting to follow Christ. This is a serious commitment with likely penalties from their communities. Even Sunny risks jail time if accused of evangelistic efforts in some of these neighborhoods. We pray for his protection and for the good news of Jesus to sweep quickly through their hearts.
The day after the backpack distribution, we got to take 100 of those same slum children on a trip to the zoo. Lions, and tigers, and bears…oh, my! What fun they had. 

The team members also helped train teachers in the school with ideas how to generate excitement for learning in the kids.
The 3rd story on both Emmanuel School and Boarding House are almost completed. The donation for a vehicle has been used to purchase an SUV for Sunny.

Sponsors are desperately needed in India. Just $70/month can transform a child's life.

Recent developments indicate that we are closer to receiving approval from the Ugandan government to proceed with shipping 50 Safe T Homes to serve South Sudan refugee children. Please continue to pray that this happens soon.
GoServ Global
310 ᅠEast Broadway
PO Box 193
Eagle Grove, IA 50533