The Lord gave Ruth Singh the vision to
go to Guyana as early as 1977, but it wasn't until 1994 that the
mission began. Guyanese Outreach (GO) started by meeting the
physical needs of the people by sending aid from America to Guyana.
In 1995, GO sent 2 forty-foot sea containers full of aid including
medicine, medical equipment, Infant incubators, EKG machines, food,
clothing and more.
GO believes that if a man is hungry he
should be fed but that if you teach a man to fish you feed him for a
lifetime. Ruth and her sons knew they were not only going to bring
the Gospel, but also to teach the people how to "fish". We believed
that once the physical needs were met, the spiritual needs would
Beginning 1994, GO started to focus on
teaching skills. We started by teaching sewing to women underneath
houses. In 1994, GO renovated a building where computer,
sewing/crafts were taught helping people with job skills. We also
realized illiteracy was very high throughout the country. In 2003,
GO started the first literacy program in Guyana. The government
recognizes that GO�s curriculum is supplemental for the primary
schools. GO sees the value of education and evangelism working hand
The community trusts GO as we do not
teach Christianity in the school, but GO helps the churches, such as
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, to do our evangelism. Mission teams are
interested in helping with evangelism and our literacy program.
Several teams have gone to Guyana to teach abstinence, Alpha, and
VBS. It is our hope and prayer that through the team's effort, we
can build a solid foundation for evangelism through Emmanuel
Lutheran and other churches.
Our Missions Partnership
Pastor Dave Shockey and Pastor Blair Fields, along with team
members, made their first trip to Guyana.
Due to our wonderful partnership, we had a
missionary who spent a year working with Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
The Mission of Guyanese Outreach is to
support the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Guyana, South America. Our
vision is to work with the Guyanese people to strengthen value and
enhance their own culture by assisting them to meet spiritual and
physical needs. Our focus is to assist pastors, provide education,
develop job skills and training, and send humanitarian aid.