After an evening when many of our team members were a little ill, we began the day full-strength. We started at Mission Belen with many projects. We divided and conquered these tasks. Some delivered three bunk beds and ten food baskets. One person accepted Christ as savior during these visits!
At the same time, other team members hosted a medical clinic, giving thorough health checks to about a hundred patients. We prayed with each family, and here, four more accepted Christ. In short, our time was wonderful and fruitful. We pray that God will bless Pastor Saul and Pastor Hugo as they follow up with these new believers.
Many of our team members were able to reconnect with friends they made in previous trips. Seeing how believers have continued in the faith is a great encouragement.
Wednesday afternoon we hosted a Vacation Bible School for about sixty children and their parents. The great Bible story from John 10:11 about the Good Shepherd was shared. The kids loved the stories, songs and crafts. Every individual part focused on the gospel.
In the evening we went to the Pilgrim’s House, a soup kitchen for street people. Many of the people’s faces told sad stories, but once again we were able to share the hope we have in Jesus. We then served a simple meal, including second helpings for most everyone who wanted more.
Our day has been long. Leaving about 8:00 a.m. and not returning until about 8:20 p.m., we are tired, footsore, and spiritually drained. But today as with all days in Guatemala, we would not trade the experience. We came alongside the local churches here and participated in Kingdom work. We were even privileged to see some of the fruit of our labors. Glory to God.