After breakfast at the Yorkville Holiday Inn Express, without the waffle maker, Carlos led us in devotions. He talked about how we are the light of the world no matter where we are. Whether we are here in Guatemala or at home, work or school, we are the light of the world. After that we loaded up the vans and headed to Gonzalez Park in Amatitlan. We started our morning by doing home visits to the two girls that Cara and Kate decided to sponsor. Neither girl was home because they were both in school, but we had very good visits with their families. We then enjoyed our PB and J with no chips or cookies because someone who shall remain nameless forgot to pack them this morning.
After lunch it was time to head off to the faith lessons. This was by far the largest group of kids and very different from the area that we were yesterday. Today we were in the city whereas yesterday the area was very remote. We are getting a little better every day and will have it perfected by the time we leave. While we were there Cara and Maegwin and Kelly and Kate got to meet Adrina and Erika, the girls they are going to sponsor. Adriana is an adorable seven year old who was well spoken and could not hug Cara enough. Erika is fifteen and she and Kate shared many interests.
We then headed back to the house for a delicious meal of rice and beans and Ginny’s amazing fresh salad. During supper we learned about the schedule for tomorrow and started to reflect on everything that we have experienced this week. We are sad that tomorrow will be our last day with the Guatemalan missionaries, but we have learned so much from them about serving with joy. We are thankful for how they have welcomed us and allowed us to be part of their work in this place.
“You are the light of the world. A city on the hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14
Dios te bendiga!
Maegwin and Sue