Associate Missionaries David and Vickie Byrd serve in Guatemala and direct the Restoration Ministries.
Restoration, as defined by Webster’s, is the act of returning something (or someone) to a former place or condition. The Bible holds countless examples of restoration in various forms. Restoration Ministries sometimes goes to unusual measures in fulfilling “restoration.”
One such instance was restoring a local pastor’s hearing aid. Pastor Catalina lives in the village of Tapaun. She had asked the Byrds to have it repaired while they were in the States. Walking into a hearing aid office, David boldly asked for a miracle of repair. Minutes later, the tech returned with the repaired hearing aid. A miracle was furthered experienced when David inquired of the repair cost and the man said, “Nothing!”
Restoration Ministries continues to minister in the necessary ways attributed to restoration … babies receive baby formula, students receive financial assistance for Middle and High School, along with school supplies and shoes, and the Hope and Future Feeding Center provides a hot bowl of chicken soup with vegetables, two tortillas, and a glass of Kool-aid each week for an average of 55 children and 14 mothers. In the cooler seasons, blankets are provided for families and senior adults.
Restoration is an on-going ministry.