Hey guys! Today has truely been a ´delicious´day for everyone on this team. We are deeply learning about trusting in the Lord for strength these past few days. Today especially being one of those days. God rests on our hearts and we rest on His love. Again we devoured another delicious breakfast and went back to the school in San Pedro and just loved on the children who attended. We played another hardcore game of soccer, kickball, sang songs and above all just poured out love into the little ones. They are amazing kids who have very strong hearts and are just aching for love, and we so grateful to be the ones to pour out Christ´s love to them! We were all very tired today, many of us were sick as well and there was a haze of ´bleh´in the air. I honestly thought that some of us were just going to pass out with exhaustion. I think that we were all alittle disheartened to about some of the kids we were going to see today, them being a very roudy group and all. But God taught us a whole different lesson today as we did VBS. The children were so amazing! They were very easy to get along with and were so obedient in the class we were teaching. All of them interacted very well as Hogan did a very passionate skit on how God protects us. It has been a deep and beautiful day to say the least my friends!
Here are some words from the members on my team, they all wrote down significant things that they would like to share about their time here so far.
Today, after sports camp, I spoke to the kids about God´s most important commandment (Matt 22.37-39). That verse pretty much sums this trip up for me. God has broke me and is building me back up in His image. Life changing journey. - (Chris Lovett)
Today was awesome and unexpecting. So everybody knows that I dont speak a lick of spanish, but i taught a spanish class today! They were learning english, I know its awesome right!? LOL. So i helped the students write sentences in english. It was honestly amazing! - (Jolisa)
Today was an extremely good day for me. I was pushed out of my comfort zone by the team, and i was terrified of going up infront of everyone and translating. Nicole prayed over me and i felt the spirit of God right there by my side telling me ,¨You can do this.¨It was amazing and the whole team cheered me on! - (Gabby)
Smiles, That´s how we are greeted every day. The Guatemalans are such a happy people and i feel so blessed to be a part of God´s purpose in this country. I cannot describe how amazing this trip has been in a few short sentances. But i will tell you grateful i am. Grateful for you monetary donations to get me here and your prayers while i´ve been here. I´m also grateful for such wonderful teammates who are so full of God´s love. We have gotten so close in such a short time but there is an abundance of God´s love pouring from each of us and we are abñle to share that with the children here. Its an awesome feeling, so thank you! We love you guys so much and cant wait to share everything when we get back! - (Shawna)
LOVE YOU ALL!