Rick led our devotions this morning then we headed to Adolfo Yurrita's Cacao Farm in the village of Montellano, San Miguel Panan. We toured his property learning about various plants and trees that he grows for their nutritional and medicinal properties.
Adolfo demonstrated how to make hot chocolate from cocoa beans and served us a traditional Guatemalan meal of tamales wrapped in banana leaves along with rice pilaf and a chicken dish called pepian, one of the oldest dishes in their food heritage. It is a famous stew or sometimes called a Mayan curry. We also were treated to corn cake.
After lunch we headed to a Methodist Church in the village of La Toma, San Antonio, for a two-hour service. The church members were very happy to have us and told us many times how welcome we were. They asked us to get up and sing for them and they sang to us in return. The main message of the sermon was Mark 12:28-30.
They showed us their new water system that they were so happy about and proud of. Blessings abound once again!
"Good Sunday morning! I just read your blog. What a blessing to see all the pictures. I think the man receiving glasses was so precious. The small things we take for granted. Praying for you all this week. I know everyone sees Jesus in the hearts of the Topsail and Old Dock group! Take care! Sending love and hugs!"
“I'm enjoying keeping up with your accomplishments. You are all doing wonderful work! I will keep you and the people there in my prayers.”
“Sending Love, Prayers & HUGS to each one of you! May God bless you every day and to every person you meet.”
“HELLO ALL! I am LOVING these posts and photos!! Thank you for the informative updates and the incredible work you're doing over there. What a blessing and inspiration! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this trip. MISS YOU MOM!”
“You all are doing such amazing things and bringing so much joy into these people's lives. Praying for you and hoping God keeps you safe and fills you with lots of energy to serve the wonderful people of Guatemala.”
Bless the Lord, O my soul, indeed!
I'm Karen, a member of the EAMC Mission Team from Topsail Beach, N.C. I hope to share our experiences of ministering to the Mayan villagers of Guatemala though our photos and bits of information about our day-to-day projects.