Nell led an inspiring devotional this morning and gave each of us a "witness" bracelet, which represents the love of God and the wonderful plan he has for each one of our lives. Our goal is to give our bracelet away while witnessing to someone before we leave.
Our daily journey to Xojolá
Traveling to Xojolá is an experience in itself.
Our bus driver Adolpho drives on roads full of potholes (craters, really), he has to make three-point turns to make a left or right turn on small town streets and he has to dodge dogs, people and various other vehicles to get us there safely. He patiently answers questions and offers tidbits of information along the way. Adolpho witnesses by playing guitar, building stoves, translating, and taking care of us in general. He is priceless!
In Xojolá today Frances and Janine helped install stoves. You go, girls! They were full of joy as they came in for a lunch break and spoke of the people they met who touched their hearts.
Janine said she felt the gratefulness of the people. She and Rick helped install a stove for a 98-year-old lady who had no electricity. Janine used her cell phone light to brighten the room so they could see to install the stove.
One grandfather with a large family sent his grandchildren to buy water for the team who put a stove in his and his son's adjoining home.
Frances, David and their installer Manuel prayed along with their thankful families and blessed the stoves.
Two more ladies who received stoves came to accept Christ today as they prayed with Ken and Joe.
More children each day
Our Vacation Bible School is a huge hit with the children. They wait for our bus to arrive and greet us with hugs and smiles. As the time draws near for us to open the doors, they line up to get in and find a seat.
Today, we followed the same format as before and were amazed at how many children kept pouring in.
Jake and Burch took a break from stove installation today and shared their musical talents with VBS.
Susan unleashed her creativity and helped the children make beaded cross necklaces.
Each mission team member seems to have certain children who are especially fond of them. A couple of my buddies braided my hair today. It was such a pleasure for me.
Love the pictures with your beautiful smiles and reading about how your hearts are being touched by the new friends you are meeting and among yourselves. Thank you so much for going and for sharing your experiences with us.
So proud of you guys and the work that you are doing!! The scripture tells us to be the hands and feet of Jesus and you all are doing just that. I love the pics. Please let Preacher Ken, Mrs. Marilyn, and Nell know that we are so happy to see that they are doing well. We are in constant prayer for you all.
We are enjoying following our dear friend Karen Roberts and the rest of your group's trip. I love for my children to see these pictures and try to realize how blessed we are. Thank you for sharing your journey with us! Safe travels & love to Karen!
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.