Guatemala Photo Of The Day – Faith Moves Mountains

When I went to Guatemala the first year in 2012, I went with my daughter Hannah and our church high school youth group.  I left Leanne and Isaac at home.  It was an amazing trip, but it was also a very hard trip.  Being so far apart was difficult, and it was especially difficult to fully translate the experience to Leanne.  I had fallen in love with a place and a people an hour and a half outside of Guatemala City, and Leanne was stuck at home.

A year later, I was able to take Leanne and Isaac with Hannah and I back to Santo Domingo Xenacoj, and they had the opportunity to see and experience what I had just one year before.  On Leanne’s second trip in 2014 in which this photo was taken, her passion for the people of Xenacoj has only grown.  She has been taking Spanish classes and lessons to improve her communication with the natives.  She is actively considering ways to help and to go back.  And she is telling the story of God’s love and redemption.

With this mountains in the background, I am reminded that all we need is faith the size of a mustard seed and God will move mountains.  For me, getting Leanne to Guatemala required faith.  I look forward to seeing how God will use Leanne (and me) to impact the lives of others in Xenacoj and at home.