King of Glory / Rey de Gloria
Organized by: Matt Smeltzer
For many years I have been filled with dreams, of how wonderful a church could be if it's sole mission was to glorify Jesus Christ, and passionately love people. A church that wasn't competing with other churches, wasn't interested in just getting bigger or more comfortable, and one that was striving to live as Christ. The LORD pressed it onto my heart to not just dream about it, but rather embrace the calling He has given me. Fan it into a flame! My family and I are moving to Guatemala, and pastoring a non-denominational Christian church. We have been taking short-term mission trips to Guatemala since 2001, and now know the LORD is leading us to move there. We love the people, have developed many friendships, and have a burden to share the love of Jesus Christ (with our actions and our words). Our vision for Rey de Gloria is to be a church, that disciples Christians, develops leaders, and equips those leaders to plant other Christ centered churches. We aim to glorify Jesus Christ in every endeavor Rey de Gloria invests in. How your support will help: Cost of purchasing the property / Cost of utilities / Transportation expenses / Living expense for our family / Paying Guatemalan staff / Launching meaningful projects within the community (feeding programs, therapy programs, educational, etc). I initially hesitated to choose $100,000 as our goal, because it seemed to enormous for me to even consider. But than I remembered that our God is even bigger. And whatever amount He blesses us with, we'll use for His glory!