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Guatemala Day 7

Psalm 37:3-5: Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord trust in Him and he will do this.

For many of us, this mission trip was our first trip to Guatemala. God commands us to trust in the Lord and do good. We experienced an amazing opportunity to serve God in the mission field. God’s children saw His grace and received and shared His Love. We took delight in the Lord and he gave the desires of our hearts and we as a team will continue to commit our support to these children through our prayers, and sponsorship. God certainly rewarded us beyond our dreams and expectations. GOD IS LOVE.

Reflection from Dave:

Today I was fortunate enough to meet my prayer partner, Florecita. she is a beautiful and fun-loving girl who to my surprise and joy loves to play soccer. Julie and I just recently sponsored her and had not been able to write yet. However, I was able to hand-deliver our letter along with a photo of my family and pets. She immediately embraced me and periodically throughout the day would run up and hug me. As we said goodbye she asked if I would write to her and told me, “God bless you.” These children are so excited to see us and maybe even more excited to receive our letters. I encourage anyone reading this that has not sponsored a child to do so immediately. The love you receive in return and the good that you do cannot be measured.

Reflection from Karen:

What an amazing day God gave us today. We finished our painting project in the morning and after lunch, we crossed the street to work with the children. What a highlight to meet my prayer partner and share many hugs. The home visit gave us all an insight to a wonderful family whose prayer partner is Melba. The mama and papa were open about their relationship with Jesus.

Reflection from Carol:

Today was the day I was able to meet my family’s prayer partner, Cesar, an 11-year-old boy from Tecpan. After talking with him, I not only learned about his favorite class in school, English and his favorite sport, soccer, but also about his love for his parents and siblings. (He has 10 brothers and sisters.) I also learned of his parents’ desire that he grows in his knowledge and love of the same Jesus Christ that I do. I was able to tell Cesar that the congregations of Zion and Faith would also be lifting him and his village up in prayer. My first prayers for him will include petitions for his day to day health, continuing his education, and like his parents, that he would grow in his love for our Lord.

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Guatemala Day 6

 

Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 

Citizenship:

Today, Vilema taught the children about citizenship. This included helping others, serving the community, and civic engagement and responsibility. Our team was able to provide help to the community by painting the civic meeting area. In addition, we provided food to the community members working on paving the dirt road.

Reflection from Martha:

Today, I was privileged to meet my Sponsored/Prayer Child at Tecpan CarePoint. The minute I walked into the classroom, I instantly knew that this little girl was MINE. Our eyes met and I can’t even express the joy I felt. I received hugs and special kisses from Marilyn. After our time with the children, at the school, we did a home visit to her home. We met her mother and siblings. Her mother told us Marilyn came home that afternoon so excited that we were coming. We presented them with a basket of appreciation for letting us visit them.

As you might notice in the family picture, Marilyn has a sister who is also in the AMBI program. She, unfortunately, does not have a sponsor, along with 25-30 other children. Please consider supporting one of these children, it is $45 per month and Hope Chest does an amazing job keeping the sponsors in touch with their prayer partner. Overwhelmed with joy. -Martha

Psalm 127:3: Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him.

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