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I can’t wait!
I long to take in the beautiful mountains of this country I have come to love. I can’t wait to smell the aromas produced by local street vendors. I can’t wait to walk the streets of Xenacoj where smiles and stares greet me. And I can’t wait to experience the magnificent people who hold my heart.
Our family is going back again. There are many reasons for our trip (admittedly some of them are selfish):
God continues to shape and mold us, and He takes our selfish, misguided motives. And He shows us over and over again how good He is.
Many of you know, I have a goal. I want to build 100 houses in Guatemala before I leave this earth. I’ve helped build three homes so far. Only 97 more to go!
A couple of months ago, our family launched a gofundme.com site to help raise funds for our trip and for building a house in Guatemala this summer. We had already paid for our airfare and some of our expected expenses, but we needed to close the gap the costs associated with the trip and the house build. When we launched the fundraising site, we honestly weren’t sure what to expect. Would people step up to close the gap? Would we have the funds to build a house this summer? Would God provide?
Why did we doubt?
God is so good!
If you check out the gofundme.com site, you’ll see that we are close to meeting our goal. We will definitely be going to Guatemala, and we will definitely be building another house.
God is so, so good!
I received a phone call last week. Someone is stepping up to make a second house possible this summer.
Sometimes, serving others requires a leap of faith. And often, reaching our crazy, big goals requires one step at a time. We questioned and we doubted, and God provided through others.
God is so very good!
As our family prepares to return to Guatemala, we are humbled and thankful. We can’t wait to see how and where God continues to work. Thank you for being part of our journey.
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