Monday, June 25, 2012

First night in Guatemala

Last night was our first night at our new house in Guatemala! Let me back up to the hours leading up to getting here. Sunday morning we woke up at 2:00 am to load our suitcases and head to the airport. After a lot of really hard good byes and a few last minute things we only ended up sleeping for a couple hours before we had to leave. Being very tired and already emotional, this did not make a good mix for already emotional females (poor Sean).

Sunday was a really hard day for us but it was also a good reminder. We had been planning this and talking about it for a long time, but something happened when it was time to go. It would have been easier for me to back out at that point.
I couldn't understand why it was so hard. I thought I had prepared myself and was ready. Sean said it well, sometimes we think of change as loss. Loss is hard.

God was our strength Sunday. When we were overcome with fear about what we were about to do and the fear overwhelmed us, we were reminded that we can do anything through Christ who gives us strength! God gave us strength to leave Colorado, our family, our friends, our home. This is how we will serve here, in His hands, with Him leading the way and providing our strength.

We made it through the travel and all the luggage made it too. We were greeted at the airport by our new friend Eduardo. He is our ministry assistant here. We spent our first evening here getting to know Eduardo and his beautiful family. We shared dinner with them at our house.

We have an amazing view from our house, the weather is perfect and Sean is very happy that we have not seen one mosquito! :) As soon as the fog moves out we will post a picture of the view!

Thank you all for the prayers, we feel them all!