Guatemala Brain DumpPosted on Oct 16, 2013 | 36 comments
Before I left for Guatemala, I had this idea that I’d come back all fired up and inspired.
And that I’d write this deep, insightful post that highlighted several awesome God-moments from the trip.
And that I’d have dozens of photos of beautiful Guatemalan children.
Yeah. That was BEFORE I left. Now that I’m home, I can barely string 2 thoughts together. Just ask Steve. Bless his heart, the poor man has been listening to my incoherent ramblings for 3 days straight. Pray for him.
While I AM fired up and inspired, and while there WERE many awesome God-inspired moments, I don’t have the wherewithal to compose them right now. Hence, the brain dump.
And speaking of dumps, we went back to the Guatemala City dump and worked with Potter’s House ministry again. (Click if you’re curious about child sponsorship at Potter’s House.)
Gracious sakes alive, if you want to have your socks blessed off, go hang out with Carolina, Davy and Laura. Those girls ROCK. Seriously. They arranged for us to meet the children we sponsor, so I got to visit my little Merely and some of her family.
I had the honor of praying over Merely’s family, and I still get chills as I remember her godly mama praying in agreement with me. Get this: my little Guatemalan girlfriend’s favorite subject is MATH. GET OUT — that was my favorite subject TOO!
I’m not sure what these dudes’ favorite subjects were, but they were all about the Ninja Turtles coloring book s we took to their orphanage. They were also all about blowing bubbles.
Another treat was spending time with old friends from our previous trip.
As well as some fellow writer buddies.
One of my favorite things about mission trips is the low maintenance: NO hair gadgets and NO makeup. And when 18 women share a bedroom and ONE bathroom, there’s no room for pampered princesses.
And let me just say how fun it was to take another trip with Anita. I knew she’d have a fabulous time, and she was the life of the party — especially with the young girls!
These lovelies will also be posting about the trip, so be sure to visit them:
In the meantime, thanks for your prayers for me. I’ll post more as I decompress and hear more clearly from the Lord. He gave me Is 61:1-3 for the trip, which is the verse that says,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to proclaim the good news…
bind up the brokenhearted…
proclaim release to the captives…”
I came home to an immediate opportunity to share the good news and help bind up some seriously broken gals.
It was hard, and a lot to bite off in my exhausted state.
I gave it my best, but I’m not sure I was very effective. Please ask the Lord to redeem my puniness. He’ll know what you’re talking about.
I’m glad He is able because I’m sure NOT.