Upon hearing of this trip, I really wanted to go, but if I am honest with myself I did not really trust the Lord would provide the money for me to go. When He did, I was so humbled, and just REALLY excited to get there, albeit nervous since this was my first mission trip.
When we arrived in Guatemala and walked into the orphange that first day, I looked into the eyes of those sweet little children and it broke my heart. They have so little materially, but yet are so rich in the things that count. They have so much joy and love in their hearts for people they do not even know. They are starving for attention and just want to be loved on. The language barrier is not as big of a deal as I thought it would be. Love really is the universal language as cheesy as that sounds.
Although I have always been confident about my ability to work with children, I had NO idea what God was going to show me or do on this trip. I am just asking him to surprise me, and that maybe in some small way that my teammates and I can make a difference. I have never seen myself going into missions before, but I am falling in love with Guatemala and the people. It is going to be so bittersweet to leave, but I know God has these precious little ones in the palm of his hand.
Continue to pray for us as we minister to the kids, and for our team to continue to stay spiritually united and well physically.
In His Grip,