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…

Saying goodbye – day six 

Today’s post is by Reagan Mahaley–a senior who has been on the trip every year we’ve come.  Yesterday included a mixture of smiles, laughs and warm hearts. We began in the morning with the Abuelitos, which means little grandparents in Spanish. Unfortunately, many of them have been neglected by their families and are forced to…

A visit to the mountains – Day five

Today’s post is Kaitlyn Morgenroth. She’s joined on the trip by her sister and her mom and dad! Today was a beautiful day! We went up to the top of a nearby mountain to work with kids at a school there. We did VBS activities like Bible stories and take home crafts, and the little kids were…

Full of compassion & mercy – Day four

Today’s blog post was written by Katie Ring. It’s a day late due to a lack of power most of the day yesterday where the team is staying. Look for another post about today on the blog tomorrow morning!  Every morning here at The Promised Land I am astounded by the beautiful sights that are…

A prayer for Guatemala – Day three

Today was a day of sabbath rest for the team. The students helped lead a worship service for the mission team and the Impacto staff, they relaxed at The Promised Land property, and enjoyed worshiping at La Iglesia Evangelica Wesleyana Shalom—a local church.   Below are some words and a prayer written by Katie Hill…