i’m happy to be back at YWAM Antigua to take a shower and do laundry before our next adventure. my team returned last nite from our week in the earthquake zone. while we were gone we met lots of families that are displaced as a result of the earthquake they had in november. we met many important people in the relief effort – including the regional director for The Red Cross in Guatemala and a 3-star Guatemalan general. we spent time working at a warehouse/distribution center loading trucks and distributing food boxes to local families. i loved being an extra set of hands getting work done faster!
the highlight of the week was the time we spent at an orphanage called CANICA. this is a home for street children where they can live and grow up in a Christian environment and remain in Guatemala as adults. two of the missionaries working there, richard and linda, are from traverse city, mi! they are wonderful people. our team loved getting to know them and bring able to pray over them, as well as their ministry and the kids. and i really loved playing with the kids! surprise, surprise – right?!
before we left for San Marcos I was very nervous about being able to stay warm at night and sleep well… God provided sleeping mats for us so i slept great. He taught me so much about trust this week! psalm 9:10 says, “and those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.” i am trusting Him to meet my needs for the remainder of my outreach, which is 31 days…but who’s counting 🙂
we are leaving YWAM Antigua again tomorrow to do ministry in San Pedro until Dec 24. thanks for praying for me – i am so grateful for each of you. you have been so supportive of me and I consider you part of my team! love you all!