Guatemala Update

Our family continues to prepare for our trip to Guatemala this summer.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update, but it’s still at the forefront of our minds.


From a fundraising standpoint, Hannah is hosting a Jewelry Open House this Saturday afternoon at our house where she hopes to raise $800 or more towards our trip.  We’re also working on a Rally Night at the Royersford Chick-Fil-A for Monday, May 20, 2013, which will help towards the trip (mark your calendar if you’re in the area).  So far, we’ve raised a total of $1,675 towards our trip.  We’re estimating that we need to raise $5,200-$5,500 for our trip, so we’re making progress (so we’re over 30% there!).  Over the course of the next week or two, I’ll be adding a donation widget to the side bar of my main page to help with the donation process.  Until then, click here to find more information about how you can help us reach this goal.

Why do we want to reach such a goal?  Our family has been captured by a small village in Guatemala.  The people in Santa Domingo Xenacoj need people like you and me to show them God’s love.  Our trip will give us the opportunity to be the hands and feet of God in a town that could easily be forgotten.  And I suspect the trip will give us a huge opportunity to experience change in our own lives as well.  The video below provides a little bit of the glimpse of the people we’ll be serving.  I watched the video this morning for the first time, and my heart was right back in Xenacoj where I spent nine days this past summer.

Yesterday, I shared about the importance of knowing where we get our Hope (You’re My Only Hope).  We’re excited to share that Hope with others in Xenacoj, in our jobs, in our neighborhood, and even here in The Stretched Community.

How can you share that Hope today?  Seriously, what is one way that you can share God’s hope and love in a practical way TODAY?