Posts from July 2019

Posts from July 2019

First Mission Trip Reflections of the Week- Olivia Hundley

This year’s trip to Guatemala was my first ever mission trip. Even though I had high expectations for this week and what God was going to do both in and through our group, it highly exceeded those expectations. The thing that most exceeded my expectations was how attached I became to the people here. Everyone here in Guatemala was so kind and welcoming, which is very different than the responses we might often receive in the US. I grew to…

Patzun, Chimaltenango

Today we spent our first full day in Patzun. In the morning we went to a new school outside of town. There are only 38 students who attend this school. There was no school there before this school year. The children did not go to school. The community came together and built the school for the children. Because they are so far from town the government does not support the school. We presented the gospel by telling a bible story…

Last Day in zone 21/First day in patzun

Today we traveled from Guatemala City to Patzun, a rural town in the mountains. With the high altitude came some fun suprises, such as hand sanitizer bottles exploding and soup sticking to our lips. We visited a school in Guatemala City before the two hour ride to Patzun, Jeanine told the kids stories, Pat did a demonstration showing how God cleans us of our sin and  Olivia and Pam (a translator) sang Jesus Loves Me. Every single child was attentive and excited…

Schools and Construction Monday in Guatemala

Monday 7-23-19 Day 3 in Guatemala City Following a great day of worship and house visits yesterday (Sunday), our team split in to 2 groups today. One group conducted 2 assembly sessions in a public school. In these sessions the danger of drugs and alcohol were addressed and our team’s younger members actually conducted an interview with Pastor Jamie (a former addict himself). The need for a Savior, the mercy, love and forgiveness, and free gift of eternal life was…

A day of celebration and reflection

Today we were able to be a part of the celebration of the 7 year anniversary of the Zone 21 church. What a great day of celebration it was! Not only were the members of Bautista Elim Church in Zone 21 in attendance but also members from each of the other 3 churches that they have planted over the last 7 years. It truly was a morning filled with heartfelt worship as we all sang praises to God regardless of…

Day One Guatemala

Hello church family. We would like to thank you for your support in sending us to Guatemala. Not only your financial support but your spiritual support. Your prayers are needed. We spent our first day traveling, shopping for supplies and preparing for the week. Tomorrow we visit Elim Bautista Church in Zone 21, Guatemala City. Pastor Dave will preach on the prodigal son and Olivia will be singing during the service. After lunch we will be visiting homes sharing the…