We had a man named Lem Sheppard who sang Civil War songs.
The slaves worked and taught other slaves how to get to freedom by singing the songs. Montana
He showed us how to keep a beat for a work song. Emma
He sang songs about history. Carlee
Before he sang a song he told us a little history about the song.
He told us people thought the Civil War was going to be very short, but it was very long. Luke
I loved his songs. Kaitlin
Thoughts from 2nd Grade
We have all made it safely back to our earthly homes and families. Most of us are getting back into our routine. There is a little bit of a culture shock re-entering our own culture, so your continued prayers would be appreciated. In addition, we continue to pray for the congregation in San Pablo, the pastor in Zacapa and the CALMS team on the ground in Guatemala. In the next few months we will start conversations about our return visit. Maybe you would like to join us, so please pray about that as well. Also, please join us for our Guatemala service on Sunday, August 8th. We have lots of great stories to tell and pictures to share.
God's blessing to in the US. What a joy to see God's work here in Guatemala. God is indeed with us. Before we got here we were asked if we could see 90 people in a day. We were not sure if that would be possible. Well with God's grace we saw 121 day one,116 day two and 130 day three and onthe fourth day (which was a half day) we saw 54 people. That would be 400+.God surely is great and working here. Seeds being planted.
It was a great week in San Pablo medical clinic. They have not had a clinic there in years. It was hot, busy, and at times a little crazy, but always wonderful and a blessing (to us). The people here are wonderful and I have learned much from them. And God has taught me even more this week. I can't wait to come back:) Todd
A very moving house dedication service. The family is very appreciative and truly understands the blessing they have received. The leaders of the village also spoke and expressed their gratitude for all that was accomplished. They want us to know that St. Paul is always welcome in San Pablo.
Very hard to say good-bye!