Guatemala – Part 3

Wow! So I’m sure you guys are wondering where that third installment went!! We will get to that a little later, but let’s just say that my time set aside for writing it was interrupted!

I want to thank all of you for your understanding. The internet was extremely spotty and hard to upload pics and such to the website. So fixing spelling/grammatical errors and the like was definitely not priority. And the pics didn’t always load properly, and sometimes not at all!

We finished the week with another house where the recipients were so grateful they actually bought us water and gatorade! That was likely a month’s salary. I was able to help with this build and enjoyed it thoroughly.

We also went to a few kids facilities and helped out there. It’s always fun to work with kids. One of our youth shared his testimony. He had shared it with the group for the first time and then the next day with about 100 kids at a youth facility. I was blessed to be able to help him do that.

We had one day off and spent that going to the volcano Pacaya. It was amazing. Did you know that the lava flow breaks up the rock and the rock sounds like shattering pottery? It’s crazy! In fact, the rocks are very sharp, like glass. And that is what prevented my writing. You see, instead of writing, we were dealing with my leg.

The boulder I was standing on broke. Down I went and the rocks shredded my calf. We quickly wrapped it up and when we got back to the hotel, I was able to walk through one of the youth and two other adults in doctoring my leg. (once home, the docs said everyone did an excellent job)

The last day we went to a school that teaches Guatemalans about Jesus and English. The idea is to uplift them spiritually and financially. In Guatemala, you can get better jobs if you can speak good English. So we practiced speaking with the students. It was a lot easier than I expected it to be!

All in all, the trip was a successful mission trip. I wish I could’ve shared more in-depth and expressively, but was hindered by time and internet. That’s ok! God has everything worked out and I pray our work is fruitful for the kingdom!

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