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 […]

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 […]

Things are always changing in Guate.

As I was sitting in the front seat of the van this morning, I realized that, after seven trips, parts of Guatemala have become very familiar to me—the friends we see, the van we ride in, the volcanoes we pass, the communities we drive through, the routes we take.  They’ve become so familiar that they’re […]

Trip 2 of 2010

We’re here! Today was a remarkably easy and peaceful travel day.  It was so remarkably easy that it’s almost too boring to write about; however we wanted to let everyone know that 1.) we made it and 2.) we have Internet access so we will be updating the blog.  Tomorrow morning we’ll visit one of […]

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 […]

Guatemala Day 1-Foreign Exchange (by Rachael)

As is usually the case in Guatemala, today tested the limits of our emotional and physical strength.  I. Am. Exhausted.  We started the morning by visiting one of the Compassion projects on the outskirts of Guatemala City.  There are currently 200 kids who participate in the after school/weekend program.  50 kids still need sponsors.  Interested?  […]

We made it!

To our great surprise, we found out that arrangements had been made for us to visit Danni’s home (Casa Bernabe) yesterday afternoon.  After a quick lunch at Pollo Campero, the six of us, Berta (from Buckner), and approximately six hundred pounds of luggage rolled into CB in our big van. We saw Danni immediately.  I […]