Day 3: God Will Make a Way

Day 3

10pm…
The night before we spent preparing ziploc bags filled with toiletries and gifts,  got into groups and prepared lessons for the children in the  orphanage and had devotion time with the other missionaries.

530am…
Getting up  early for the third day in a row, we got ready  and were in route to teach the days of the week to 2nd graders in the Orphanage. Many of them are happy to see new visitors, yet some were very reluctant to speak. In missions we believe that we should  meet their needs(food,water)before we approach them with anything about our mission.

330pm. …
Home visits
There’s a church in the rural town of Guatemala  where many of the people live off the remains of the landfill. You can see little kids digging through the trash, searching for food and items to sell.

Many of the house are made from recycled materials and have limited power if any. Some have cars, yet many on horses. The village was built on a cliff, so in order for our group to travel we had to do so by foot.

4pm…

We are still doing home visit in the villages along with a local pastor. Many of the villages had soldiers with shotguns and semiautomatic weapons.

I accidentally left my water at the orphanage. At this point the sand and dust is so strong that I had to borrow water from other missionaries. As it gets later and later, the more the wind and dust begin to almost choke me dry, and the smell of garbage is starting to make met want to vomit. Yet, God is working on my heart. I never  thought I would experience the sacrifice of not having enough water to drink. This experience is  truly humbling.  Never anything for granted. Often times we start drinking a bottle of water, drink a little and then just  throw it away.  With the luxury of living in a rich country such as The United States, it’s easy to take things for granted

After seeing the tears in the mother’s eyes who hasn’t worked in weeks with no food and limited electricity smile with tears when given a bag of food from the missionaries, I am nothing less than humbled and grateful.  One of the things she said that touched my heart was “I know the Lord would make a way”…. tears!!!

Yes God has made a way…