What is Faith in Action?
Faith In Action is a 501(c)(3) Christian organization designed to target isolated, remote people who have become lost and stagnant within their developing country. We primarily focus on mountainous highlands and the swampy waterways of Rio Dulce in Guatemala, Central America.
We believe in and take to action, the great commission to go to the ends of the earth and share the gospel with the lost. We ask the Holy Spirit to guide us to people who do not have ready access to the Word of God, and we plant churches in these villages. God has miraculously given us an open door into various villages both in the highlands near Zacapa and in the lowlands on Rio Dulce.
Most of the people we are reaching are plagued with witchcraft, illiteracy, severe health issues, and very poor living conditions. To these people, for the most part, the only Gospel they will ever read is the works of our hands and lives. Saving lives and relieving their incredible pain and suffering with medical help so touches them that they open their hearts to us. God gently begins to break down all of the walls Satan has put up with fear and superstition as they realize God so cares for them that He sent his ambassadors to help them.
For the people in these extremely remote villages we construct safe houses, churches, schools, clinics, and facilitate all types of economic and agricultural developments. We work with volunteer teams to bring in the expertise to build major infrastructure improvements to areas that are completely isolated. Some of the things that we bring to these people are bridges over swamps to facilitate their contact to the outside world, provide fresh water by drilling wells, construct churches, schools, clinics.
Michael & Rocky Beene’s Bio
Rocky Moro and I met in the mountainous village La Perla, 20 years ago. Now, we have 4 wonderful kids and are still serving God in Guatemala. The treasures of life are found in being spent for God and poured out for the sake of others. There is no greater Joy!
I remember hiking down this old mountain trail that the natives have used quite possibly for centuries. The grass was up to our first daughter, Tiffany’s neck. (she was 6 months old) Rocky and I were teaching her how to walk in front of our little tent. We were just getting settled in our new home.
During the day, Michael and Jaime along with the natives were cutting trees down and making lumber to build our mission base. We never dreamed that 18 years latter we would still be here.
Over the passed years in the village, we have had severe trials of sickness, hurricane and lack of many of the basic things like electricity and a decent road. The village was plagued with epidemics of cholera, measles, and lung infections. They are still struggling for survival against mal-nutrition and starvation.
We have fallen hopelessly in love with these people and those bonds give us the strength to hold on. We have stayed and weathered the storms of life along side them and hopefully are making a difference too.