Pretzels and Prayer (by Rachael)

Even though this has been a relatively “easy” and relaxed week compared to some of our other trips, I’m exhausted. Thankfully, this morning was somewhat restorative.  We went to one of the bigger churches here in Guatemala City, Casa de Dios.  And when I say “bigger,” I don’t mean 1,000 people.  I mean 25,000.  We […]

Poo-Laundry, Conversations, and Our Last Day (Nate)

Our morning started with a continuation of yesterday morning’s work: helping with the house chores. Yesterday we had one group folding clean laundry and another mopping floors. Today there was still a group folding clean laundry, but the rest of us were sorting dirty clothes. We separated the whites, darks, bedding and la popa (a.k.a […]

I’m the lucky one (by Rachael)

Here in Guatemala, our team starts each morning with a devotion. This morning, I shared a little bit about our fundraising “saga.”  As many of you know, we asked for help raising money for this trip.  I hate asking for money.  But a good friend reminded me that fundraising isn’t about writing a great letter […]

Day 2: Back with the Boys (Nate)

At one point in the morning commute, we had 16 people in our 14 passenger van, several backpacks, a wheelchair, and a large suitcase. Oh, and we followed a pickup truck towing a cage with 2 lions and their cubs most of the way to the Community Center. Awesome way to start the day! I […]

Visit with Danni and Tour of “La Ciudad de los Niños” (by Rachael)

Today was a nice change of pace from the past few days.  We woke up late, had cake for breakfast (happy birthday, Adam!), and prayed together around the table.  Around 11, we dropped Shawn, Wendy, Jody, and Adam off at the airport.  Although their flight was delayed, they should be landing in Indy tonight. Daniel […]