When you give to Servants4Him, you know your donation will be used for the most good to help people who truly need it.
Servants4Him is one of the most effective organizations that truly invests in and provides lasting help to people in rural Guatemala. Their approach includes training and equipping national pastors and church leaders, providing spiritual as well as physical assistance. We know Forrest & Carol personally and can vouch for their integrity, hard work, and enthusiasm!
By providing clean water and so much more, Servants 4 Him is being the feet and hands of Jesus by showing his love in the most basic and practical ways.
I had the privilege to serve with Servants 4 Him, and was blessed to see their heart for those that they're serving.
I have been blessed with an opportunity to go on two short term missions projects with Servants4Him and both have been a great experience. The organization and people take their ministry seriously and are devoted to developing long-term, sustainable outreach and assistance to the people of Guatemala. I have seen first hand, their effects on the lives of both "ordinary" Guatemalans as well as their impact on the lives and ministry of the Guatemalan leaders as they mentor and develop them to be more effective in the ministry. The organization is diligent in efficiently using the resources they have - both in personnel and in financial resources and they take stewardship very seriously. Their love of God and the people of Guatemala is core to their ministry. Keep up the great work and I look forward to future opportunities.
I've been supporting S4H financially for over 4 years and was able to join them for a 10 day mission trip to Guatemala in 2011 as volunteers. We have know the leadership personally and several on the team for this time. Our trip to Guatemala solidified our trust in this ministry's stewardship and dedication to the people in poor areas of that country. Their passion and proven methods make a substantial impact on many lives in ways that can make long term improvements to their lives and eternal rewards.
I'm making my fourth trip down to teach next summer. I look forward to it every year. All in the Servants4Him team have a deep love for Christ and a deep compassion for the people of Guatemala, They are hard working and disciplined and their ministry is grounded in loving relationships. Servants4Him has persevered in ministering to the Guatemalan people for many years and they have kept in close personal contact with their supporters and volunteers.
I've served on short term missions trips with Servants4Him twice, the first time as a member of a church team supporting their mercy ministry projects and the second time on a visit to disciple church and mission leaders. I have been privileged to become acquainted with all the Servants4Him mission members. They are a gifted and grace filled team. What a blessing to serve with them!
Servants4Him is a hands-on, no frills ministry deeply committed to personal relationships and sharing Christ's love in very practical ways. Their ultimate goal is to train church leaders to make disciples for Christ to expand and deepen God's kingdom in Guatemala. Their vision is clear and they are fully committed to His work in Guatemala.
S4H works in Guatemala and other Central American countries.
They help women get started in business by showing them useful skills like sewing so they can help provide for their families.
They teach hygiene classes and install water filters to provide clean drinking water to Mayan villagers.
They install stoves to prevent respiratory illness and burns caused by cooking indoors over open, non-vented fires.
They help support orphanages in their area.
They provide scholarships to children who cannot afford to attend school.
They mentor pastors in the Mayan villages and train them as Bible teachers.
S4H is dedicated to spreading the Word of God.
We have been involed with Servants 4 Him for several years thru prayer and financial support. Forrest is my twin brother. He and his wife Carol work tirelessly to share the good news of the gospel with the villagers in Guatemala. They love the Guatemalan people and they share the love of God with everyone they come in contact with.
A few of the main focuses of their ministry is to bring clean drinking water to households, install vented stoves for cooking (replacing open indoor fires in homes), and assist with dental and personal hygiene clinics.
We are grateful and blessed to be able to call the Kendalls "family" understanding that all of God's children are in His family and that we are all part of the family of God.
This ministry is a great combination of good management, compassion, hard work, creativity and a willingness to go where they are needed. It is impressive that when they see a new area for ministry they carefully evaluate whether or not the Lord is calling them to meet this need, go to this new place and and "do a new thing." They are definitely worthy of support and will keep you well updated on all that is going on.
Servants4Him is a very hard working team of folks who have a big heart for the Guatemalan people. They started small and have grown as God has called them to do more and as they have seen more and more need and opportunity. I have had the privilege to work with them on more than one occassion and it is inspiring to see how they relate so lovingly to the village people who need help in both practical and spiritual ways. It is wonderful the way they weave the Gospel message into the day to day health related needs of these wonderful people. A typical village woman does not know that her lungs are becoming blackened from the daily smoke her fire makes when she cooks her tortillas. Neither does she know that her heart can be black with sin without a Savior. What a blessing for her to be visited and loved by servants who help her to understand how to correct both of these issues. It is especially impressive that this is not a "hit and run" type of evangelism. The Servants4Him team sticks around and forms lasting and meaningful friendships with the people they are ministering to. They literally become a part of the village and the fabric of the people's daily lives. I have seen all of this first hand as I have helped to prepare materials for water filters, install the filters, work with children at Bible School type events and help to sort and distribute clothing and shoes to village families. It is always a blessing to be a part of this team, even if for only a week.
Missionaries in a distant field, sowing and feeding the flock. Dedicated servants sharing news and updates on the growth of the church...sharing real needs and progress. A wonderful reflection of Christ's manifested love for the lost sheep. Keep the faith!
Forrest and Carol are unlike so many of the people in Guatemala's expat community. They could have done nothing with their retirement, but instead they chose, and are fulfilling, a long-term commitment to this country. I have known of their presence here, and their work, for ten years. The Kendalls are more than merely likeable; even people who do not share their spiritual convictions speak well of them, because they live their faith. They are not merely talkers, but doers. They do not have a bloated staff or a lot of overhead, that must be supported by donors. They are folks with rolled up sleeves, unafraid to go anywhere.
You never see them trying to steal credit from other NGOs (which happens here a lot). They are always willing to network, if it means bettering the lives of others. I doubt anyone even knows how many lives they have bettered, and even saved, through their labors.
As a journalist covering the application of appropriate technology in Central America, I have particular interest in the potable water supply. Without taking anything from other do-gooders in this area, it is fair to say that the device distributed by the Kendalls has a some technical advantages that, in combination, I have yet to see duplicated. It is appropriate technology at its best.
I hope that for the good of everyone, that the Kendalls are able to continue in Guatemala. They will never give up on this country.
Our church has gone on missions trips to work alongside the Kendalls and Servants 4 Him for several years. They are a wonderful organization, faithfully obeying God's call to make disciples. They share their lives and faith with local pastors and church leaders to help grow and disciple Guatemalan believers. They install water filter systems and safer ovens for indigenous Mayan families and use it as an opening to share the gospel. They help build houses and provide aid to widows and abandoned women. The spend time teaching inductive Bible lessons to men, women, and children. The Servants 4 Him team truly shines forth the gospel and ministers effectively to many, many people in Antigua and the surrounding areas (sometimes even hours away) in Guatemala. They are good and faithful servants of Jesus Christ, and are obviously allowing themselves to be led by him as they follow in his footsteps.
I had the amazing experience of spending a week in Guatemala. I got to see how the work Servants4Him has been making a real difference in people's lives. It was amazing to see how excited the people, especially the children, got when they saw the Kendall's coming. They brought joy to the kids and comfort for the adults and I feel privileged to have been a part of this.
Our family of five spent a week in Guatemala working alongside the Kendall’s in their ministry to bring fresh water, food, hygiene, education, and God’s word to the people of this country. They do so much with so little! They make their own water filters. They provide food and shelter for people with no means. They provide clothing and supplies so kids can go to school. They taught us that we must first love and care for people, earn their respect, and God will shine through. We came home with a very different perspective on the abundance God has given us, and the purpose and potential our actions can have. Servants 4 Him is a vital and growing ministry spreading hope to Guatemala and opening the eyes and hearts of everyone who ventures down there to help them. We received far more than we were able to give.
My wife and I spent 9 great days in Guatemala with a group ministering along side the Kendalls and others on their team. I was very impressed with the efficiency of the team that enabled us to achieve so much, and most importantly, the life changing impact on our lives along with the ones we where serving. They were awesome hosts and safety was a priority.
I found the work of the Kendalls to be very intentional to provide a holistic ministry to the people of Guatemala. They are willing to listen and learn, both from experience and from others.
Servant 4 Him, Inc.
This organization has helped so many people to get CLEAN WATER! Clean water for their physical body and the pure water of God's Holy Word for their spiritual being! Forrest and Carol Kendall have sacrificed their lives to bring to the people of Guatemala Jesus and the love of His Church! They are diligent to also train and disciple pastors and church workers! They have been a constant source of encouragement to our church and to me and my family!
Sincerely in Jesus' Name,
John Peter Mehrens
Preaching Minister of the Granby Christian Church
My wife and I have been donors since the startup of Servants 4 Him. We personally know the couple who lead this ministry and believe in the work God has called them to do in Guatemala. They are faithful stewards of the resources of this ministry. Their ministry in Guatemala started with a water-filter ministry (building water-filters for people who did not have a safe source of drinking water), but the ministry has expanded much beyond that start to include, among other things, discipleship training.
This ministry is very wise in it's use of strategy to effectively reach the unsaved in Guatemala. They are compassionate and loving, commited to those to whom they are ministering. They are not stuck in tradition but willing to be flexible and change methods to be more effective. The are deeply in touch and minister through relationship.