They arrived in Chiquimula on a Sunday evening. We love that we live right next door to a wonderful hotel where we can put our teams. It is very convenient for our family to have them so close by. It also allows us to be able to walk over and enjoy meals with them at the hotel restaurant. Then several nights during the week we like to host them in our home for devotion, dessert, and fellowship. The boys love showing the teams their room and toys. I love getting to play hostess and David loves the adult company.
the team in our home on Sunday night
This is just a few of the goodies they brought down on this trip. Yum!
having an evening devotion in our living room
Here are Kristen and Anne playing games with the boys one night after devotion.
The boys and I stayed home and did school during the day. The team divided into small groups and made door to door visits praying, encouraging, and sharing the gospel in the villages of Chanco and Corral de Piedras each day. They were also handing out flyers inviting everyone to movie night in the village. Two evenings we showed the film "The Hope" in the villages. We had a good turnout both nights. The boys and I would join the team in the afternoon and evening for the movie.
David helping set up the equipment in the village of Corral de Piedras for movie night.
The team leader David P. in the village of Corral de Piedras
sweet Ben eating Oreos and playing in the rain
Curtis and Erin playing ball with Cruz in Corral de Piedras while we waited for the movie to start
playing Marco Polo with some kids in Corral de Piedras
Kristen, David, Jimmy, and Curtis
me and Cruz on the road to Chanco
our family in the village of Chanco
the team crossing the creek in the village of Muyurco
hiking the VERY muddy trail to Bible study in Muyurco
me and David with our weekly Bible study hostess Nelba
having breakfast in Chiquimula on Friday morning before returning to Guatemala City
an ice cream break at Sarita's in El Rancho on the drive into Guatemala City
Cruz and Erin
Kristen and Ben
Having lunch at Pollo Campero in Guatemala City
Afterwards we took them to a local market to do a little shopping. We also take them by a local coffee shop to buy bags of coffee to take home.
Then we have our last evening meal together at Nais. It's a good way to end a great week.
They returned home on Saturday and we are always a little bummed when they leave. We laugh a lot while they are here and it does our hearts good.
Two weeks from today we'll get to do it again. Our last team of the year arrives on the 16th. They will be from LifePark Church in Mount Pleasant, SC, our other partner church. They are sending down three teams a year. We are looking forward to their arrival and another good week of partnering together for the glory of God.