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Ben and Emily's Story

Our Calling:

Ben grew up in Guatemala, and steadily felt this growing calling that God wanted him to have an active role in ministry. However, it was not until after he left the country and moved to the States to attend college that he was able to more clearly see God’s vision of what he would do in the ministry. Emily first went to Guatemala on a mission’s trip when she was fourteen. She immediately fell in love with the country, especially its people. She went back every summer after that, and when she was eighteen she spent three months there. By this point, she began to examine and pray about her calling.    

Both of us returned to Guatemala in the summer of 2013 and reconnected. Part of what pulled us together was our mutual love for God’s work in this beautiful country. As we grew together as a couple, we began to realize that our callings pointed towards the same thing. It is our hearts’ longing to minister to the people of Guatemala, to make a difference in their lives by helping them through their physical and spiritual needs. Through much prayer and discussion with close family and friends, we have felt validation in our calling.


Our Work:

In Guatemala, we are teaming up with Bethel Ministries International. Every year hundreds of volunteers come to Guatemala to build homes for widows and abandoned mothers, and to minister to people with disabilities by distributing wheelchairs, food, and clothing to thousands of people. Our mission is to come alongside the BMI team to help coordinate ministry with the international volunteers to successfully do ministry outreaches across the country.

We have also been asked to assist the ministry by shouldering some of the administrative workload that has accompanied the continual growth of the ministry. This growth has also left a heavy load on the people that are currently there, and one of our goals is to lighten that burden as we help expand the ministry.

How to be part of our ministry:

We believe that in the body of Christ, God is not only calling us to be in the field, but He is also calling people to join us to do LIFE together with the purpose of helping the people of Guatemala.  What we would like to request of you is that you prayerfully consider coming alongside us as LIFE partners. The ministry has suggested a $2,500 monthly budget for us to cover both ministry and personal expenses that we will have on the field. Our goal is to have 30 partners, who feel called to give 50, 100 or 200 dollars until we reach our budget.

Most importantly, we believe that LIFE partners, not only come along side of us through financial support, but they are people who keep us in faithful prayer, encouragement and spiritual accountability. We know that we will have much joy as we serve others, but will also face many challenges and struggles on this journey, and we realize that we have not been called to do this alone. We believe that with ministry friends who have a common life purpose, we will be successful in our mission of building the kingdom of God and demonstrating His love to the people of Guatemala.   


Benjamin and Emily Mooney 

To sign up as a ministry partner, we would love to hear from you at Tax deductible donations can be made out to Bethel Ministries International (Designate to Ben and Emily Mooney) at P.O. Box 573 Reserve, NM 87830