Before I left for Guatemala, I had this idea that I’d come back with all sorts of inspiration. I imagined I’d post something insightful and poignant. Something that would move you all to tears and get you fired up to go on a mission trip.
That was before I left.
Now that I’m home, I’m tired. I don’t have anything terribly insightful to stay, and I’m the one in tears.
Little by little, the stories will come. I’d be honored if you subscribed and followed along. (You can do that by entering your email address in the “Subscribe to email updates” in the sidebar.)
For now, here are a handful of images I managed to capture.
We stayed in the beautiful town of Antigua. Their public transportation is unique!
We visited Potter’s House, a ministry to the neighbors surrounding the Guatemala City dump.
Those little dots? People “scavenging” in the dump to provide for their families. Be sure to notice the vultures.
One of the girls at New Life and Peace Ministries.
It’s impossible to summarize a trip such as this, but a few of things stand out:
Regardless of how much we have (or don’t have), we all have the same dreams and desires for our families.
The more we have, the more distracted we can become.
If you have a relationship with Jesus, you’re never without hope.
As the stories come, I’ll be introducing you to some new friends. I mentioned in my last post that we were a random, God-ordained group. Various ages and stages, we all seemed to be at a crossroads with life and ministry. The Lord amazed and grew us each day, and we’ll never be the same.
And that’s the best thing.
I’m praying with my friend Alene Snodgrass about a blogger’s trip. That’s the kind of scoop I’ll offer in my monthly newsletter, so stay tuned for subscription info!