Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 3

Internet is up for a little bit!!! What a day we have had. I don't know if I can put into words what my heart is feeling. I am so amazed at the greatness of our God.

Today we met our Compassion kid and his precious mother....Pablo and his mama Fransesca. We met them at the zoo in Guatemala City. A moment I will never forget and I know Roark will never forget too.

As Pablo's mom prayed for me when we left I wept....so humbled as a woman who has so little would pray I would be blessed and healthy. Her words will echo in my heart and I will be praying the same words for her.

I know I wil have more to say and I cannot wait to show the photos of our day. Thank you for praying...I know God has been and will continue to be so present.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I am sitting at a little desk in a beautiful house in Antigua, Guatemala! It is so surreal to be here experiencing life here with Roark and 8 other sweet friends. We had a great first day here....Roark and 4 others did construction work at a school today. They worked alongside some of the hardest working little boys I have ever seen. What gift to be a part of making a better place for these sweet kids to learn.

A few of the girls went to the giant grocery store....you could by guitars, stoves or flanks of meat and raw chicken if you wanted to! Sounds like the beginning of a great party. ;) We made dinner at the house tonight and walked to the town square for ice cream.

I so love the sense of community that you can feel in the air here...the people are so warm and loving. My heart is so overwhelmed with the gift that God gave the world...not just America...but the whole world. He died for all of us, He longs for us to be a part of His family, for us to be a part of His community. We have so much noise around us that I think so often we forget that it isn't all about us...it's about leading people to Jesus.

Tomorrow, Roark and I and Drew and Gina will see the children we sponsor through Compassion International. I can hardly wait to have my eyes meet Pablo's eyes...I know we will be changed forever after meeting him.

Thank you so much for praying for our team and praying for the people we will meet.

Love to all!