Guatemala Here We Come!

Well, only 6 more hours and we are headed to the airport for our Guatemala trip! I can’t believe the time has come. I have packed the bags, taking just a little bit of everything just in case we need a little bit of something. I’ve read and re-read the packing list to make sure I’m not missing anything glaringly obvious like my passport or my toothbrush or my insulin.

We’ve planned a baby shower for the missionary couple down in Guatemala. It includes 5 dozen beautifully decorated cookies, all carefully packed so that they won’t break in transit. Thanks to Jenny & Emilee for taking the time to teach me the way of the Copus cookie and taking the afternoon to decorate. The cookies are beautiful. I’ll post picture as soon as I get them.

Many people ask what I’ll be doing in Guatemala while I’m down there. Myself and 3 high school students will be leading the ESL classes at a local school whose teacher is gone for an extended period of time. They are excited about having a native English speaker as the woman who regularly teaches is not. I was not given the cirriculum, so I will literally be winging it the minute we walk into the school! Pray for wisdom and quick learning on my part. The rest of the group will be doing VBS (Vacation Bible School) and building 2 houses -amazing what a team of 30 can do. We will be updating our church blog, feel free to check it out – ACAC Guatemala Blog. I’m not sure I’ll be able to update this blog while I am away but I will try.

Below is our schedule for the week.

Saturday (July 11th) Travel Day: Arrive in Chichi for dinner, settle in, and prayer walk at Casa Del Rey
Sunday (July 12th) Church with the missionaries, lunch, market, and organize supplies for the week
Monday (July 13th) Work on houses, VBS, teach English, and team Bible Study
Tuesday (July 14th) Work on houses, VBS, teach English, and team Bible Study
Wednesday (July 15th) Work on houses, VBS, teach English, and team Bible Study
Thursday (July 16th) Work on houses or side projects, VBS, teach English, and team Bible Study
Friday (July 17th) Cultural Day: Spend day at the lake- swimming in the hot springs and doing zip lines
Saturday (July 18th) Cultural Day: Breakfast at hotel, leave for Antigua, spend the night in Guatemala City
Sunday (July 19th) Travel Day: Breakfast at Barceló and head to the airport

As I write this, I am homesick and I haven’t even left my living room. Please pray for peace. It is hard to leave Dale and Lindy. I want to make her understand that I will come back and that it is okay to be sad for me, but I won’t really know how she’ll take it. She’ll be bouncing around a lot between friends with Dale’s work schedule. Please pray that she will have a FUN week and not a confusing one. Pray that Dale will not be too tired and that he can spend quality time with Lindy.

Again, I don’t know why God has called me to go on this trip, it is unclear to me. Please pray for guidance and opportunities to serve Him.

Oh! and yes! You can stop sending money! ha. I have over $420 more than I need. THANK YOU!!

Just a few pictures I thought you might like!


Daddy and Lindy stretching during camp!


Happy Fourth of July Everyone!
We went to a party with a group from our church. The kids are wearing their craft project!

Lindy and I went to Phipps Botanical Garden -here she is watering the garden.

yummy! Dairy Queen, pronounced Dare Queen by Lindy.

When Lindy is in Bed, feed Indiana Lindy’s leftover Ice Cream.

Also, you will notice our journal page has changed. I am trying to update it to look like everything else, but that won’t happen before I leave.



 

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