Day three, and it feels like we are hitting our stride here… After waking up this morning once again in awe of the green mountains surrounding us on all sidesand enjoying a local style breakfast of Guatemalan ‘mush’ and fried plantains, we had the opportunity to meet with the volunteer mothers groups here in Visiquichum. They have been at work for three years already, empowered to learn and then train other moms in their own community on matters of infant nutrition and how to care better for their young children. They pray hard, love hard, and sacrifice greatly from their own time and resources as they are actively doing gods work On a daily basis in this beautiful place. It is humbling, to say the least. A highlight was being able to share with them the fact that some of Jesus his closest friends and most trusted workers were women. We also did a craft project while talking about how God knows our names and their stories and laughed while eating chocolate that we brought from home. They didn’t want to go home, so we promised to meet with them again tomorrow and bring another art project did it together while we swap stories!
From there we visited three of the sponsored children from our church family in their own homes, showing them photos, delivering gifts, learning about their lives and praying with them.
The afternoon was filled with vacation Bible school, nearly 60 kids who laughed and danced and sang with us for hours on end. I have been away by the kids on our team, they’re all jumping in with both feet to engage the kids here and make new friends. They are always out walking down the street with multiple kids hanging off of them, a beautiful thing to see! Even from the rooftop where I am sitting at this moment I can hear our kids names being shouted out by the local children as they come looking for them to play with them.
We are truly humbled and blessed to be able to witness God‘s hand in this place, and to be able to share life with our brothers and sisters in a different part of the world. Gracias a Dios.