They arrived in Chiquimula on Sunday evening. After getting checked in to their rooms we walked over to the hotel restaurant for our first meal together. I love that we live right next door to the hotel and restaurant. It is very convenient for our family when we have teams and guests.
our first team meal together
a team photo
We spent the first 2.5 days in the village of Chanco. The team did praying walking, door to door visitation, and worked with the kids in the school.
arriving in the village of Chanco and getting ready to start our first day
one of the small groups prayer walking
Mr. Dave on a trail in Chanco
Tiffany in Chanco
We had our picnic lunches at the school. Here is David making sandwiches for the team on Monday.
Kristen and Tate in Chanco
my boys helping Jenna get the crafts ready
Tiffany, Ben, Tate, Karly, and Cruz playing after supper on Monday night
Tuesday morning in Chanco. Getting ready for another fun day in the village.
Everyone was divided into small teams to make visits. This is our team making a home visit in Chanco.
Playing with the school kids in Chanco.
Cruz and Ben with Miguel and Pablo before leaving the hotel on Thursday morning.
hiking in Nearar
hiking in Nearar
arriving at the place where we have Bible study in Nearar
Erik, Pablo, and Reyes in Nearar. Erik led our discipleship time there.
praying over the believers in Nearar
some of the believers in Nearar
Sharon loving on a child in Nearar
Phil, Karly, David, and Erik in Nearar
Sharon and Jenna making sandwiches for the team on our roadside picnic
Karly, Cruz, and Kristen
Hiking to Bible study in Muyurco
Jenna sharing a Bible story with some kids in Muyurco
Another team photo after our last evening meal in Chiquimula.
We traveled into Guatemala City with the team on Friday. We took them to shop at a local market and enjoyed our last meal together at Nais. They were on a midnight flight back to the States which meant they left about 10:00 that evening headed to the airport. We were very sad to see them go but thankful for the great week that we got to experience together. The locals enjoy having the teams come down to see them but I think our family enjoys it the most. It is hard work hosting teams but the love, support, and encouragement they show us is priceless. It is like a little bit of home coming down every so often and it lifts our spirits in ways we cannot explain. We are already looking forward to the next group that is coming in the fall!