Today’s blog post from the Student Mission trip to Guatemala was written by David Benson – HMUMC’s Director of Student Ministries
This morning I woke up rather and started asking God to pour out His Holy Spirit upon every second of our day. I prayed and asked God that our departure from the church would run smoothly, travel to the airport would be steady and safe, check-in and security to be swift, and our travel to Guatemala via airplane peaceful for all. We managed to get out of Atlanta without any hiccups, even though we may have had a few passport scares before we left!
However, we won’t go into that here! 😉
The weather in Guatemala was a nice breezy 75 degrees at the airport and quickly cooled once we got out of the city. It was great seeing Tony Mendez and Bryce Newton—two of Impacto Ministry’s workers—at the airport! They greeted us with hugs and big smiles. We are blessed to have the “best bus driver in Guatemala” again this week—Manuel. After driving a couple of hours we made a mid-way stop at Katok where we enjoyed an incredible authentic Guatemalan dinner of chicken, rice, guacamole, tortillas and squash soup. It was really good and much needed after the long morning! The rest of the drive was rather smooth compared to the Friday morning Atlanta traffic.
Around 8:30pm local time, we arrived to our housing for the week. They call it “The Promised Land” and it’s beautiful. We unloaded our supplies, got our stuff moved into our rooms, and then sat down and enjoyed a quick late night dinner with Tony and Bryce to recap the day and look at the week ahead.
Tomorrow we will be helping put up some walls around a nearby ministry project and then heading out on a hike to the cross at the top of “La Nariz Del Indio.”
It has been a long but good day! God is good and we’re excited to be here working with and serving alongside the amazing people of Guatemala. We praise God for a great day and for the awesome opportunities to share his love in the week ahead!
Please continue to keep our team and families back home in your prayers.
Loading up the 30+ bags!
This guy caused a little traffic jam as he roamed the streets!