What´s up friends and family!? This is Garin here just letting you all know that we arrived on time and safe as ever. These past few days here have truly been amazing to say the least. The people are wonderful, the scenery is breathtaking and most of all God´s love is very evident!
So, allow me to get all you up to date on the events taken place thus far. First and foremost, our team had a great time hanging out and growing as friends and as well as family in our meetings preceeding the take off of this trip. Gabby and Jollisa have certainly grown close as prayer partners and I would certainly dub them the instigators of humor so far! Anyways, the flight went very smoothly and we arrived on time. After we gathered the luggage we immediately met up with Senòr Tony from Impacto, he helped us get what we needed on the bus and took us to the neighborhood we stayed at in Guatemala city. And let me say, Tony is a great guy! He has an amazing heart and personality and it´s very hard not to like the guy. We met up with Pastor Luis who graciously welcomed all the teams into his home were we ate, sang praises and engaged eachother in great community. Pastor Luis gave us the lowdown on all we are planning to do and from his neighborhood we traveled 4 hours up and through beautiful mountains. Now at the time you could not see anything 50ft. in front of you due to extreme fog, but we´ve been driving up and down the mountains for the past few days and its truly awesome to see God´s creations in this aspect.
On Sunday we were blessed to attend the church Pastor Luis leads. We listened to him preach a great lesson about Jesus´sermon on the mount, and played with the children of the congregation. The way these children appreciate things is so different from the way the ones at home do. Yesterday on the bus ride up here i saw a little boy digging through a pile of trash, so i waved at him and immediately he jumped up with a huge smile on his face and waved back. This boy was just in pure delight to say hello, ¨as most of the children here are¨, its soo amazing and convicting to see how they have so little and yet are happier and more content than most children ive seen around gwinnett. God has big things planned for us on this trip, and we´re quickly finding this out. I would love to share more at the moment but sadly i cannot. Just know that everything is going well and that God is wrecking every one of our lives and its a great feeling.
Psalm34:4-7, I sought the Lpord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant. And their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them:
Love you guys!