Day 2: July 16th, 2012
Woke up at 5:30 AM! I only got 5.5 hours of sleep and they expect me to go work now? Wait, this trip is for God’s glory…not mine. I have to tell myself not to freak out even though there are bugs everywhere! Calm down Anna, I keep telling myself. You are here to serve God. We’re about to go have breakfast at the restaurant Pollo Campero. I’m excited to see Guatemala in the day time! This country may be filled with poverty but it’s beautiful! I hope I like it here. This is my home for the rest of the month!
On the bus leaving that day!
Menu at Pollo Campero!
I’m back from Guatemala! I had the most life changing experience! The following blog posts will be journals from while I was in Guatemala!
Day 1: July 15th, 2012
Today I had to wake up at 4:30 AM! That’s way to early! Then 65 students and adults headed to the Charlotte, NC airport. Half of us flew to Miami, FL and the other half to Dallas, TX. We had a pretty long layover in Dallas and then the time finally came to fly to Guatemala City, Guatemala! Going through customs made me nervous at first, but it was easy. Finally, we loaded our bags on a trailer and all 65 of us crowded on a tiny school bus and drove an hour away. Tonight we are all staying at the Seminary, but tomorrow my team is going to a hotel two and a half hours away.
Ready to leave for Guatemala!
I’m all packed and ready to go!
One of the requirements to go to Guatemala was going on an in-country mission trip first. I was just as excited to go to Atlanta, GA as I am to go to Guatemala. But, Satan had some other plans for me. The day before I was supposed to leave I got very sick. The morning of the trip my mom had to make the phone call I was dreading….the phone call to church saying I couldn’t go to Atlanta. To make a long story short after a doctors visit and lots of prayer, I was able to go late.
Would you pray with me?
- pray for the health of the students and the adult leaders going
- pray for the 65 students, that their hearts would be prepared to represent Christ
- pray for the leaders, that any decisions they may have to make will be wise
- pray for safety as we travel to the Charlotte airport and some of us fly to Dallas, TX and some to Miami, FL. Pray for the flights from Dallas and Miami to Guatemala City
- pray for in-country travel to the work sites
- pray for the people and the school of Zone 46
- pray for the people of Zone 18
- pray for the families at the farm
- pray for the parents of the students, that they will have comfort about their student’s safety
- pray that God would shine through on the trip, this trip is for his glory
There is also a group of about 30 going to Kenya on Monday as well. Please pray for them too.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.
Three days! I can’t believe it! In three days I’ll be leaving the country for two weeks. In three days I’ll be driving the winding road up the mountain to a village where very few Americans have been. In three days I’ll eat food that I’ve never tried before. In three days I’ll help build a wall so a school is not destroyed by rain. In three days I’ll have little kids run up to me amazed of the color of my skin. In three days I’ll see more poverty than wealth. In three days I’ll fly to Guatemala to serve my God and have my heart broken for what breaks His.