Greetings from Mazatenango, Guatemala!
This is a first for our teams. While we usually head northeast toward the villages surrounding Chiquimula, this time we’re working in an area west of the capital called Mazatenango. It’s also a first (for me anyway) that we’re vising during the rainy season, so the ride from Guatemala City was filled with rolling green hills and overflowing creeks…and a pothole or fifty!
It was a long, rainy day, but everyone on the team has been joyful and supportive of each other. Even poor Marian, whose luggage didn’t make it out with her from the airport, cheerfully endured a shopping trip for some necessities and kept a sweet and positive attitude through it all. I probably would have just been in a corner crying! (By the way, she got a text that her bag was found a couple of hours ago!)
Ben and Cruz became fast friends with the James kids – I knew they would! – and we all got to visit with David and Regina while eating and riding. I’m so excited that the whole family is able to join us on this trip!
We’re ready to start our first day of ministry tomorrow. As a reminder of why we’re here, I shared from Romans 10 during our evening devotional. “How then will they call on him in whom they have not heard? And how are they going to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” Perhaps a little cliche for a mission trip, but these words have been echoing in my mind for days now. We’ve been preparing for months, and we’re ready to go out share the Good News of Christ!
Please keep us in your prayers, Church family. Pray against sickness, pray for boldness, and pray that hearts would be changed for eternity! We’re grateful for you!