“Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.” Psalms 127: 3-5
Quiver of Arrows Ministry serves in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, helping teens and young adults who have been raised in an orphanage and guiding them into adulthood. They minister with Education, vocational training, discipleship, and actively ministering to neighborhood children and kids who spend their days on the streets by reaching out to them through sports activities, practical classes, and Christian film nights and programs.
The ministry is run by Hugo and Gilma Caballeros and their family, who explain the name of their ministry in this way:
“We are sure that each one of our youth has been chosen by God just like arrows. There are different types of arrows and each one has a different function. We also understand that they are in a process of restoration in Casa Bernabé. From here they pass on to a waiting process in the Quiver; ready to be shot, guided by the Holy Spirit to make an impact within the current society in the way that God has called them to serve individually.”
Their vision is:
To integrate into the society young adults that fear the Lord, prepared to be responsible workers and students by helping them to mature and develop until they have the capability to be independent.
Their mission is:
To train, disciple, and spiritually cover the young adults that have received a foundation in Casa Bernabe, bringing them to where they can put into practice their integral formation and serve using their particular gifts in the places that God allows them to progress in society.
Their general objective are:
- To give them a temporary home (from 1 to 2 years, or according to their needs)
- To orient specific areas of their life through Biblical Discipleship
- To minister to them and pray with them, and help them to make good decisions, and motivate them to go to church and grow while serving in the Body of Christ.
- To guide them to find a job where they can grow and develop.
- To help in the administration of their finances.
- To teach them inside the home practical skills such as cooking, prepairing ítems, shopping etc… that may help them in their future when they live independently.
- To provide an adequate form of training, with other young people invited to take a training course to advance the Gospel through their knowledge, gifts, and talents.
- To take them 2 or 3 times a year to the interior part of the country to serve in this training course.In short, this Ministry is to help these youth find the route that God has marked for their lives so that they may impact the society for the glory of God.
Their shot term goals are:
- To provide a space for 4 to 6 young ladies inside the Quiver Mission House (Casa de Misión Aljaba) and space for 1 or 2 volunteer missionaries.
- To raise funds and resources for the schooling and basic expenditures of the Mission.
- To find the young ladies opportunities to study at a technical school for their diplomas or at a university.
- To help them to find a job (if their studies permit)
- To finish the remaining legal paperwork for the Mission
Their medium term goals are:
- To have the youth take 1 or 2 additional practical courses (where their job and finances permit)
- To encourage them to give of their time volunteering in some social aid program, and to distribute their time between their job, school, volunteering, sports, etc..
Their long term goals are:
- To pray about finding a different place where they can live when they are qualified to move on in life with maturity and responsibility.
- To find a full time job to support themselves when they finish their schooling, or help other people economically, or servie full time in a ministry.
- To graduate from the mission with their respective diploma and send them out with a huge blessing!
Their operating needs are:
- To have finances to rent the house for 12 people for 1-2 years initially.
- To have finances to cover the salaries needed to be able to work full time in the ministry.
- To have sponsors for 10 student scholarships.
- To furnish the house with respective appliances, furniture, kitchen utensils, and carpentry equipment, a classrom, office equipment, additional mattresses, equipment for a coffee shop etc…
- In the future they will need property that has the capacity for them to build 2 houses and a main multi-purpose hall so to have the capacity for the youth and personnel.
The resources in their possession are:
- Full time availability for both to work in the ministry.
- The house is rented for specific ministry use.
- 1 Mini Van
- Coffee and Wooden Figurines business
- Group of people interested in supporting with the student scholarships.
- Computer and different electric appliances.
- A small house in Antigua to rent for weekend getaways (Funds for the mission).
- Bibles and some didactic material for the discipleship workshops.
How you can help:
- You can be continually lifting their ministry up in prayer so that God will provide the resources needed. They have a proposal from some people that will be able to donate their services for a construction project and need prayer for this and so that they will not have to pay rent for more than 1 or 2 years.
- You can click here to make a donation electronically via: Pray America, and designate the funds to the “Calballero” family.
Helping to Launch
Quiver of Arrows is a ministry that Release the Oppressed Ministries (ROM) is helping to launch, and is associated with Pray America. If you would like to make a donation you can do so electronically, or you can send your check or money order with a note to:
Release the Oppressed Ministries
PO Box 1507
Fort Mill, SC 29716-1507
Note: To receive a tax deduction, the IRS stipulates that the donor must release control of all funds donated to a non-profit organization. For this reason, contributions to R.O.M. cannot be refunded, nor can they be designated to any specific person. Any reference to a specific person will only be deemed as the expression of a preference and not mandatory. R.O.M. has complete discretion and full control of all donated funds.