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Holy Week eNote: Good Friday

       Last Sunday in Egypt Christians gathered in worship, as we did, to celebrate Christ’s humble, triumphant entry into Jerusalem. As they prayed together, bombs were detonated, and at least 45 worshipers of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings were killed. Our hearts break. Evil seems to be doing awfully well…

Humility

Palm Sunday on the Rooftop

This month we are tackling the topic of humility on the Rooftop.  Humility is putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.  Our memory verse is Phillipians 2:3, ” Do nothing out of vain conceit.  Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Jesus is the ultimate example of humility.  He chose to…

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Holy Week eNote: The Week, This Week

       Six weeks ago, with a smudge of ashes on a stormy night, we began our Season of Turning. Away from all that weighs us down, out of ourselves toward Christ and others, with gratitude, with joy, turning, turning, we’ve come to this week, the one we call Holy.      As I…

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…