our January team
The boys and I stayed home and had school the first few days while the team went out making visits. They visited a few pastors in Chiquimula and Bro. Jose Maria in El Palmar. They made home visits in Chanco, Salitron, and Corral de Piedres. In addition to visiting, sharing their testimonies, and telling Bible stories, they were able to pray over a lot of needs and sickness.
the team visiting with Bro. Elias in Chiquimula
visiting Bro. Jose Maria in El Palmar
visiting in Chanco
visiting in Salitron
On Wednesday night we all attended a mid-week service at Bro. Fito's church in Chiquimula. This was the first time to do that with a team. They enjoyed being there and the congregation was encouraged by their presence. The team sang a hymn in English while the congregation sang along in Spanish. Wednesday night is normally a service for the women so two of our women shared. It was a good night.
the team singing "At The Cross"
Jennifer shared a message and Miguel translated for her.
hiking in La Libertad
We had a picnic lunch on the roadside and the boys got to use their slingshots to shoot rocks into the river. This is something they enjoy doing with each team.
Nathan helping Cruz with his slingshot
We had a group of ladies from Elmore Baptist Association in Alabama make several pillowcase dresses for us to give out. They shipped the dresses to the team to bring down and during the week we were able to pass out several of them to little girls that we encountered along the way. We also gave them out to each little girl at our Thursday Bible study. We are thankful for those who gave fabric and ribbon, for Mrs. Dot and Mrs. Joyce for sewing, and for Mrs. Pat for getting them shipped to us.
pillowcase dresses to give away
Isn't she precious in her new dress!
Bible study in Muyurco
Jennifer, Laura, and Heather
a group photo with Miguel before leaving for Guatemala City on Friday morning
having lunch at Pollo Campero in Guatemala City
shopping at the market in Guatemala City
We are always sad to see the teams go because we build such a bond with them while they are here. It is a lot of work hosting teams but it is also refreshing for us in many ways. We are often in a lull for a few days after they go because we miss the fellowship time. It just makes us look forward to the next team's arrival even more.