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!