For the house dedication and the family that will live there. May love fill that home and may you continue to bless them. Help them to be wonderful witnesses to the community.
For the closing service that it may reach many people and go smoothly.
For recovery for those members of our group who are not feeling well.
For the last day of clinic that we would be able to use our remaining medications wisely and be able to serve all who need us.
For improved communication with Ramerio and the key leaders of the village.
Praise and thanksgiving for wonderful meals and service.
Praise and thanksgiving for cooler weather and the rain last night.
It's about 9:00p.m. here in Zacapa, Guatemala. Reflecting on today's mission work:
1. The clinic seems to have an endless line of residents from San Pablo or higher up in the mountains that have come down to seek medical care.
2. The construction crew continues to make strides with both the house and the church across the rode. The house is expected to be finished tomorrow!!!
3. The VBS crew has their own challenges trying to keep around 80 rambuncious ninos entertained while spreading God's Word!
Everyday we continue to see evidence of God's work through our mission here. We are blessed for all your support and continued prayers.
So long for now.
At devotions this morning we gave examples of Joy that we have experienced so far......
Diane said she gets great joy from watching our group of young people interact with the children of the village. There are no language barriers when you're playing football (soccer) There is great joy on the faces of the children when our van pulls into the village.
Julia said she gets joy from watching the faces of the village children. They are content and happy with what they have! Even though to us it seems they live in absolute poverty and filth, they are blessed and show it with their smiling faces!
Rebekkah (who is from Guatemala's Lutheran Hour Ministries and is a member of our translation team) said it brings her joy to watch us work so hard everyday at all of our tasks to bring the good news of Jesus to these people.
Carmen has found great joy when a translator walks into the room, just when you need them! :)
It's day 3 and a couple of our team members have some health issues...Michelle is feeling better this morning, but Nicholas got sick in the night and won't be able to travel up the mountain this morning. So, Sue will use this chance to add a few more pictures and explanations to our blog. I'll get a full report from the team this evening and report on Day 3 tonight.
Today's fruit of the spirit is Joy....We've already seen great joy on our journey and we pray for more God sightings today!
For the 6 year old boy who is still crawling and suffers from seizures. We did not have the needed medication along and his mother has not been able to afford the medication or the trip to the bigger city since November. With his seizures his brain can not grow.
For the young mother who found out today she is pregnant again and is struggling with her feelings about that.
For the women who lost 30 pounds in 2 months without explanation. The provider suspects cancer. Uncertain as to the ability for follow-up visits, diagnosis and proper treatment.
For the children of the village.
For the mother's of the village, that God would prepare their hearts for the Gospel message and give them the willingness to participate tomorrow.
Praise and thanksgiving for the wonderful meals and service that the local school is providing.
Praise and thanksgiving for the fan in the pharmacy and smoother day in the clinic.
Praise and thanksgiving for the completion of the cement floor in the house construction project.