Guatemala missions journalcomment (0)
August 16, 2012
I had the amazing opportunity to go to Guatemala. It takes two plane rides and a bus ride to finally arrive in Zacapa. When we got to our hotel everyone was exhausted. We arrived on Saturday. On Sunday we all woke up and went to a church service in Zacapa, than a little bit later we went to a church in Conevisa. The people there are so joyful and full of Jesus it was an honor to worship with them. On Monday we did VBS (Vacation Bible School) at the church in Conevisa.
The church was full of kids at the opening service and I had a chance to work in crafts, which was a little difficult because we don't speak the same language. They speak Spanish but, we had a great translator. The prayer walks were a blast because you got the chance to get to know the villagers. We got to go door-to-door after VBS and our group had one person accept Jesus, we also had one say he wasn't ready to except Jesus. On Tuesday we went to VBS again in Conevisa and we had about the same number of kids.
When we went prayer walking Tuesday I remember thinking these people are so happy and joyful with so little but people in America can be unhappy with everything they have, it just blows my mind. The kids are just so happy with whatever we give them and they are so eager to hear about Jesus. We got back from prayer walking early, and I met a little girl named Biliary and she was 4 years old. We started to draw pictures in the sand because we had no other way to communicate. We drew butterflies, flowers and hearts. After VBS and prayer walking we had the chance to visit San Juan, an awesome church. Wednesday we got to do VBS in Zacapa, which is called Elim. I worked crafts in Elim and it was really fun because we got the chance to work with the older kids, because the school in Conevisa only goes to sixth grade but Elim is kindergarten to 12th grade. Thursday was our last day doing VBS in Elim.
We also went prayer walking that day in Conevisa. Then we got to go back to the hotel for a little break and swim. After that we got ready and went to the Medina's for supper, one of our translators family, and she helps out local missionaries. Friday was a fun day when we got to go shopping at the local market. Then the church in Zacapa made us dinner to say goodbye and thank you. It was so sad to say goodbye to everyone but we had to leave super early the next day. I had an amazing time and I hope I get to go back next summer!
First Baptist Church, Ashville
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