Guatemala Day 9: Sadness and Hope

Guatemala Day 9: Sadness and Hope

It is Wednesday morning and my last chance to sit on the roof of the Lutheran Center and reflect on our trip. In two hours we drive to the airport and spend the day traveling home through Atlanta. Yesterday we woke up in Paradise. Antigua, Guatemala is an enchanted...
Guatemala Day 8: Decompression in Antigua

Guatemala Day 8: Decompression in Antigua

Today was wonderful in so many ways. It was the perfect blend of things for my personality. First, I was very fortunate to have a room to myself (thank you, Diego). I didn’t ask for it, but I’m not complaining. That allowed me to have my normal introverted time early...
Guatemala Day 7:  Reflections on Peace

Guatemala Day 7: Reflections on Peace

We started the day piling the girls from the Milagro Center, our 13 team members, Jeremy the music director, and Pastora Karen’s family into the bus to drive to Divina El Salvador del Mundo for worship. Their pastor, Pastora Karen, Pastor Jerry, and I led worship. I...
Guatemala Day 6: Joyful Reunion

Guatemala Day 6: Joyful Reunion

Today was all about transitions. Our team woke up in Coban, had a nice breakfast at the hotel (Chapin is amazing BTW), then drove six hours to Guatemala City. We were glad that our days of long drives are over, but also very sad that we are done in the village of Maya...
Guatemala Day 5: Leaving Maya Itza

Guatemala Day 5: Leaving Maya Itza

Today had two major sections. First, we began the day with a final meeting at the new church building. The church leaders officially presented their plans to us and we presented the gifts from Easter Lutheran to the church in Maya Itza (officially known as Iglesia...

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