Monday In Xenacoj

There is a lot to think about tonight as we close out the day. Our family did so many things today in and around Xenacoj. I was reminded that serving others is a big part of worshipping God. And I was reminded of the importance of taking time to be in the presence of God.

In between these messages which bookended the day, we received a Mayan cultural lesson and language lesson of the native tongue. We made our own tortillas and learned how to back weave – a method used to make clothing. We were invited into the home of a prominent family from Xenacoj where we enjoyed fresh fruit and dancing to a live band. We traveled to a nearby capital city where we purchased rice, beans, corn, and sugar for the widows in the community. And we spent some time breaking up these supplies into individual portions.

We’ve had a great time getting to know the Spooner family and interacting with Dave Sgro, Jesse Sgro, German, and German’s family.

A major highlight of the day involved a trip to see the house Hannah and I helped to build last summer. It was obvious that are endeavors last summer were a springboard for this family. I can’t wait to show our youth team from last year the pictures of this house (and I look forward to sharing these with you as we’ll when I have access to our photos).

Tomorrow, we will be going to a local school to share food and God’s love with 170 kids. From there, we will be journeying 3-4 hours away to a community where we will be helping GO! Ministries scout out another place of potential outreach.

It should be a great day!