Hi family and friends,
We have arrived and have had an encouraging first day in Guatemala!
Our flight from Charleston was delayed yesterday, which resulted in us missing our connecting flight in Atlanta. The next flight wasn’t until 6:11 pm, so we knew we were in for a long day! Our layover flew by. We filled our time with rest, reading, a handful of stories and a devotional from Dave, some shopping, and fellowship. It was a sweet time, and I feel like we all grew closer as a team.
Dave’s devotional was on worry, and it was so timely. As this trip approached, some of us found ourselves worrying about different things. But God tells us multiple times NOT to worry or be frightened. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. God is with us and He is for us, and that is such an encouragement to the team as we go out into the villages of Guatemala this week.
We spent Sunday night in Guatemala City and planned to head to Chiquimula the next morning. Before leaving for Chiquimula, we spent time in prayer and in God’s word. Liz’s devotional emphasized the importance of pulling away and being in constant communication with the Lord. Today’s time in the mission field was spent in two separate believers’ homes. We got to see their place of worship, hear testimonies, and get to know our brothers and sisters in Christ. During our travel time, team members shared their testimonies. This was a great way for us to get to know each other on a deeper level and discover ways we can encourage one another this week.
Continue to pray for us as we share the gospel and work to uplift fellow believers in Christ during our time here.
Jill & Savannah