Sunday, October 17, 2010

Guatemala!

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!

4 comments:

  1. So glad you are there safe and sound. Have a great time. Thinking and praying for you and Roark.

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  2. Love you guys! Sounds amazing!

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  3. Love you! So excited for you all to share in God's love together! Have fun with your Compassion kiddos. xoxox

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  4. Can only imagine the sights and sounds you are experiencing. Praying!

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