Friday, June 11, 2010

A Day of Blessings

Today was truly a day of blessings. We got the opportunity to sleep in this morning which was very nice, we had devotions at 8:45 and breakfast at 9:30 which was two and a half hours later than yesterday.

We ate a quick breakfast and headed over to the Corderos children's school and surprised them. It was so awesome seeing the looks on their faces when they saw that we were there. They were able to share a big part of their lives (mission's teams) with the other class mates.

Pastor Jane did an awesome job running the show and having them say things in English throughout our program. Many of these kids could speak a little English so that helped a lot. Addie taught them about Jesus and what being a Christian is all about. Pastor Jane translated and had them interact in English it was really a cool sight to see these kids just soaking up everything that we were talking about and having a fun time. It was a really fun experience for us and the kids.

After we left the school we went to lunch at the home of John and Diana Lubeck who are long term missionaries that have been in Guatemala for 38 years working with the Chorti people and bringing the Gospel to them and one of the ways they are doing this is by translating the Bible into their native language which is totally different from Spanish and it just so happens that they are the only Americans that speak this language.

After an amazing meal they took us into there living room and told us there story of how they became Christians and how God had lead them to Guatemala it was an amazing story that seemed to capture the whole team. After they finished the story we had coffee and probably the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had.

After our coffee break we went back into the living room and they talked to us about love and marriage and a little more of their story it was really touching and moved pretty much every one on the team. The message was so powerful; both of the missionaries "preached up a storm" (literally and metaphorically). We were stranded for a little bit but it was good because we got to know them a bit more it was awesome.

We then said goodbye to the Lubecks and headed to the hot springs where we enjoyed the cool air and the warm water. It was very relaxing and rejuvenating there was a lot of great fellowship time and a lot of great talks.

Today was truly a blessed day that the Lord has given us and I can't wait to see what tomorrow will hold.
David Guthmiller

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