The July giveaway book is a favorite of mine: Many of you know that I spent part of my growing-up years as a missionary kid in Guatemala. July's giveaway book is written by one of my Guatemalan "tías" (aunts) who has been a part of my story since as long as I can remember. Hidden Treasure: Finding God in Unexpected Places shares the story of Gladys Acuña Guitz who was one of the founders of a ministry to people living and working in a garbage dump in Guatemala City. I think this book is timely because with everything going on in the world, we need reminders that even in really hard and unexpected places God is working. For Gladys, some of hard places include her mother passing away when Gladys was 15, not being able to have her own children, and the heartbreaks that come with ministry.
Another reason I'm happy to be featuring Gladys's book as this month's giveaway is that she is kind of an example of a real Miss Mary. As she is growing older, Gladys is still doing what she can. I deeply appreciate her heart to share what the Lord has done as a testimony and encouragement to future generations.
Whether you are a ministry leader wanting to learn more about leading well in ministry or a story-lover looking for an encouraging read, this book is worth checking out!
To be eligible to win the giveaway, subscribe to the Miss Mary newsletter by 11:59pm CDT on the deadline date (July 31, 2022) and have an address within the United States to which the giveaway item can be mailed. The winner of each item will be randomly selected and notified via email on the day after the deadline date (August 1, 2022). If the winner has not responded to the notification email by 11:59pm CDT on August 8, 2022, a new winner may be randomly selected.
You can find out more about Gladys and Hidden Treasure: Finding God in Unexpected Places at gladysguitz.com.