Day 3, Today we went to a brand new community called Chicalte. Once again, we were greeted by beautiful children. Since this was a new school, all of the children did not know what to expect, neither did the teachers. The pictures really show their emotion and how much they loved today.
Most of us were tired and worn out from working hard these past couple of days. But we still managed to pull through and create a wonderful experience for the community. Singing and Dancing was amazing. The teachers, principal and children also enjoyed today, they were grateful for our visit and are looking forward to our return next year.
Theresa wanted to share her wonderful experience: “Simply put, the past few days have been full of God’s abundant joy and goodness for [me].” She’s been so in love with the country, the culture, the people, and the mission team. She’s been learning a lot of Spanish, and it is rewarding being able to verbally communicate with the God’s people in Guatemala. Strangely enough, the highlight of today for Theresa was when Sebastian, an 8-year-old boy in her crafts group, asked to learn a bit of English. While making a cute craft that resembled “el sapo,” or “frog” in English, Sebastian stopped and asked her what “el sapo” was in English. Flashing an adorable crooked smile, his eyes lit up as he practiced rolling the word “frog” off his tongue. Sebastian’s joy of learning a new word and drive to further his education inspired her in more ways than one. Ministering and serving others doesn’t always have to encompass grand gestures; it can be an intangible gift of knowledge. We are learning to put everything we have and everything we are into our mission, and in doing so, we are being humbled. “And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
P.S. We sincerely apologize, we have had technical difficulties due to the high volume of hotel guests and we have been unable to finish our daily posts. A summary of Thursday and Friday are forthcoming.