CORRALES, N.M. – The Corrales Seventh-day Adventist Church is always looking for ways to do outreach. Recently, they decided to support their fellow members, Bruce and Monique Wilkerson, who are missionaries in Guyana. Since 2015, Bruce and Monique have served as project managers for Adventist World Aviation Wings for Humanity (AWA), an international humanitarian aid organization that was founded to meet the demands of isolated frontier missionaries in desperate need of air support. Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. Despite Guyana’s economic assets of its natural resources mainly its pristine rainforests, sugarcane plantations, rice fields, bauxite and gold reserves it remains one of the poorest countries in South America.
Part of Bruce and Monique’s mission work in Guyana is to distribute items such as Bibles, clothing, soccer or volley balls and food items to the most remote areas of Guyana. Over the years, Bruce and Monique have looked to their home church for support and the Corrales church has been more than willing to help this valuable ministry in a number of ways. One of the primary ways has been filling mission barrels with items Bruce and Monique need. Recently, the church once again helped the mission by filling four large barrels with goods. The barrels were shipped on Sept. 17, 2018.
“This initiative is a reminder to our church on the importance to look beyond ourselves,” said Pastor Andre Arrais. “It's easy to get caught up with the issues and needs of our local church but forget that there is a hurting world out there that also needs our help.”
Bruce and Monique have a passion to educate people in the way of the Lord and bring them to a real and meaningful relationship with Jesus. The Corrales Church is proud of Bruce and Monique’s commitment to this mission and will continue to support them in any way possible.
By Jenny Larsen