Unexpected & Oddly Beautiful

Today’s post is written by Carlos Benitez who has been on this trip the last four years  5:00 am on our last work day was supposed to be magical. We were supposed to see the iconic sunrise on beautiful Lake Atitlan, but we didn’t do anything other than sleep until 6:00am because a HUGE cloud covered…

The menu of the week!

Today’s post is by Abby Coker While I’m in Guatemala, I always take a picture of each meal I eat. Not only do we eat delicious and mostly authentic meals, but we eat A LOT. So this is essentially going to be a blog about what I and everyone else loves, food. The Impacto staff prepares safe and…

Day three – Abuelitos & Ninos!

Today’s post is written by Hope Coker We had another early morning today! We had to leave at 6:30am to go to the Happy Tummies site in San Juan to eat breakfast. Pastor Luis gave a great devotion talking about the first commandment–how you should not worship idols.  Shortly after, the abuelitos started showing up…

Sabbath

Today’s post is by Katie Ring Today was Sunday, so it was our day of rest. And we had a great sabbath! After our early start yesterday, it was nice to start our day by sleeping in until 8am (Guat time, 10 am U.S. time). For me, this started my sabbath off right away considering I normally wake up at…

Day one in the books!

Today’s guest post is written by Christina Tsangrides–a first-timer! The view when we woke up! We began our day earlier than we would have liked due to some road closures/construction, but as our day began we were all grateful for this beautiful day in Guatemala! Before we started to eat breakfast at the Happy Tummies…

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WinShape 2016 – Day 4

Day 4   Today’s Truth – Follow Jesus and become wise. Scripture Verse – “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said. ‘if you are the Son of God, tell these stones to…

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WinShape 2016 – Day 3

Day 3   Today’s Truth – Follow Jesus and become forgiving. Scripture Verse – “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing…” Luke 23:34 Click the image below to view our WinShape Day 3 Highlight Video… WinShape 2016 – Day 3

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WinShape 2016 – Day 2

Day 2 Today’s Truth – Follow Jesus and become loving. Scripture Verse – “It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. The…

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WinShape 2016 – Day 1

    We had an AWESOME first day of WinShape Camp! The first day of WinShape 2016 at Hamilton Mill UMC was amazing! The church was filled with 426 campers excited to learn more about the God who loves them. A special thank you to all of the WinShape staff and the 57 volunteers that…