Today Benjamin turned 25, and it was great to celebrate the day with him. It’s been great having him here with us these past two years and watching him grow!
Next year we’re going to be hosting our very first team!
A church from Florida is planning to visit us in February, and they want to do an evangelical outreach. We’re really excited by the idea, and we feel like Celia’s village would be a great place. Her family goes to church near where they live, and we’re getting to know the pastor to see if we can partner with him in reaching out to the community.
The school year is wrapping up here, and all the English classes gave a presentation to show their parents what they’ve learned this year.
My students shared the verses that they have memorized and what the verses mean to them. I’ve really enjoyed working with them, and these last two months I’ve taken over as their full-time teacher. I think that they’ve learned a lot, but I pray that they’ve also really taken to heart our conversations about God and His will and plan for their lives. It’s been a great experience, and I hope that I can work with them again next year!
Guatemala’s independence day is the 15th of September, and it’s incredibly fun to celebrate. In the days leading up to it all the schools run through the streets with torches, and I got to run with my students.
Then on the 15th there’s a huge parade with the bands of each school. Margaret loved watching the kids pass by.