Monday in Guatemala

We finished the house yesterday.  It was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had so far here in Guatemala.  It was quite an emotional experience to bless this family with a new home.  As we dedicated the house, it was moving to see the expressions of thanks from the family.  I was also overwhelmed by Hannah’s expressions towards the family.  It was definitely an experience that WRECKED me.

In the states, we have so many blessings.  I’m not complaining, but I’ve certainly been reminded of so many things that I’ve taken for granted.

Today, I had the opportunity to help install new stoves in two homes.  The “abuelas” who received these stoves were so grateful.  I had the chance to pray for one of the ladies who asked for prayers for her health.  There are so many opportunities to share the love of Christ in words but also in action.

This afternoon, we will be heading back into town where we will be conducting a sports camp for the local children.  We’ll also have the opportunity to experience an evening of Mayan culture.  I’m not sure what that means yet, but it should be fun!

Please pray that our group would have energy to punch through the last few days here.  This is often the time when groups experience challenges related to hanging out together too long.  Pray that we wouldn’t experience this.  Pray also that we would be effective in ministering to the people of Xenacoj.  This trip is definitely having an impact on our team.  My prayer is that this would continue.

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Thanks for your prayers!