our team on their first night here
They spent the week sharing their testimonies and Bible stories. They were able to share the gospel with unbelievers and words of encouragement to those who are following Christ. They were wise and sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leading. There were many "God moments" over the week where the team member shared just what the person was needing to hear.
The week began with visits to two churches in Chiquimula to pray for them and encourage the pastors. The same was done for a new mission church in neighboring Zacapa.
praying for Bro. Elias and his wife in Chiquimula
praying over Bro. Fito in Chiquimula
the team with Bro. Fito
visiting a new mission church that is starting in Zacapa and praying for the pastor Bro. Jose Maria
The next three days were spent on the mountain making home visits. The team spent time in the villages of Chanco, Lagunetas, Churischan, La Libertad, and Nearar. Most of their days were spent sitting on porches pouring their lives into people. It is a beautiful thing to see the body of Christ at work. They also visited a Christian school in Jocotan to pray and encourage the director. There was a lot of hiking and rough riding but the team did great. Here are some photos from our village visits-
having supper one night in Chiquimula
The teams spend five nights here in Chiquimula next door to us. It is so nice having a hotel close by! They eat three evening meals at the hotel restaurant and two meals at our house. I just love hosting them in our home! Every night they come over for evening devotion time. Most of those nights I have coffee and dessert. One of the highlights of my week with them is the worship times we have at night. We sing, share scripture, debrief the day, and just encourage each other. It always blesses my heart.
One last group photo (minus Mrs. Mary) before traveling back into Guatemala City. It includes Pablo and Miguel who work with us in ministry.
shopping at the souvenir market in Guatemala City
enjoying our last supper together at TGI Friday's in Guatemala City
I can't say enough what a blessing this team was. They not only blessed our work and people but they blessed our family too. I felt very encouraged as a missionary, mother, wife, and homeschool teacher. I look forward to the day that I get to visit with these brothers and sisters in Christ again.