Guatemala, Day 1

Hola amigos and amigas!  It is day one in Guatemala!  We had a long, but fun flight Friday night.  We were fortunate to be grouped together on both flights, but I’m not sure the rest of the passengers knew what to make of us.  We had way too much fun!  This was Austin’s first flight, so it was a treat watching his reactions to everything!  He even received pilot’s wings at the end of the first flight!

We arrived in Guatemala City about 10pm Guat time, but midnight our time.  After a brief time meeting with the Plylers and Jim and Martha Welborn, who came down the day before, we all got a much needed full night’s sleep.

Saturday was our free day for the trip.  Normally the free day is at the end of the week, but due to the timing of our flights, we had it at the beginning.  We caravanned over to Antigua for a day of sightseeing and shopping.  Antigua was the original capital of Central America, and is a very quaint, picturesque town.  Their open-air market is quite a shoppers treat.  We will be enjoying dinner in Guatemala City tonight, then after an evening devotional, off to sleep again.  We have an early morning wakeup call for tomorrow as we will be driving 4 ½ hours to La Union where we will be serving this week.

I have to say that God has formed a wonderful team of servants for this mission.  So many beautiful spirits, many with deep biblical understanding and a heart for sharing the Gospel.  We will be doing door-to-door evangelism in the mornings and Vacation Bible School in the afternoons.  We have been told to expect up to 200 children at VBS!  Wow! God obviously has mighty plans!!

Thank you for your prayers and support, we can’t wait to be able to share all the wonderful things that God is going to do here!

7 thoughts on “Guatemala, Day 1

  1. Hey Church Family Guatemala Team! (Wow, that is a mouthful!)
    I just wanted to drop a comment on your awesome blog and tell you that you are loved. Jess, Ella, and I will pray nightly for you. (I can’t wait to hear Ella say Guatemala…what a great word for an almost 3 year old to sound out! It might come out something like Guatamoley…which is something you put on tacos, right?!) We will pray for Jesus to use you to share his message of forgiveness and grace. I am so excited that our church is getting serious about what is on God’s heart and that is sharing the Gospel with people that don’t yet know Him. I will make it my goal this week to remind people that I see from our family to be in prayer for you guys.
    And, nice picture. You guys are a good looking group, except for Austin of course! (Kidding!)
    God Bless you guys! Keep bringing His Glory to the nations!
    Paul

  2. Hey Guatemala Team! It was great to read the update and hear that even thought there were many delays you all got there safely. Sounds like you had a fun first day and a chance to get adjusted before heading off to reach the people God has been preparing for an encounter with you.

    Lots of love from sunny, but not nearly as hot as it has been, South Carolina.

    Kathy E

  3. Carolyn and I are praying that God does a mighty work through the hands and feet of you faithful servants. Pray that hearts, eyes and ears are all receptive to what you guys will be sharing. We also are praying that each of you will remain healthy and safe during this week. May God bless you and protect you and equip you with all your needs, so that He will be glorified .

  4. Liz! I sent you an important email – check it if you get a chance!! Love the blog – will be checking back – love you guys and praying for you daily!!

  5. Hola,

    Que Tal?
    Hope you guys are being blessed. I know you are a blessing there. Wish I could have gone, but maybe next time. Bible School has kept us all busy here this week. Wow!
    Last day tomorrow – hug Martha and Jo for me.

    mmc

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