Operation Central America

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Monday, June 11, 2007

We Have Arrived

The 2007 Operation Central America team arrived safely in Guatemala last night. We were about an hour late getting into town because our pilot was delayed, and then we had a dead animal on the runway in Guatemala City that delayed our landing. Several of the people on both flights commented on what a great group of students that we have on the team.

We stayed at a seminary in Guatemala City last night, awoke to an awesome breakfast and now are getting ready for the six hour bus ride to Campur. We will be stopping at some beautiful waterfalls that make an incredible swimming area before arriving in Campur. We are due to arrive in Campur at 5:00 this evening. We will have our first church service tonight. It should run about three hours. The mime team and childrens team will be performing and one of our students will share his or her faith story. Brian will be preaching. All of the ministry teams will begin the ministry that they have been training so hard for tomorrow.

We have been told that the teams will be busier than ever in Campur. Pray for safety as we travel on the road and for health. So far everyone is feeling great. All of our luggage arrived safely. We are looking forward to learning and serving.

We will update this again soon!

21 Comments:

  • At 8:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am so happy to hear that everyone is safe and in good spirits. I will pray everyday for all of your health and safe travels... Dan Shortreed

     
  • At 9:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yeah you arrived safely! I hope and pray you have a great day. It is my prayer that each of the kids truly comes to understand what it means to have God as their Shepard.

    We love you all,
    God Bless and Keep you
    Stensruds

     
  • At 10:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Praise God for your safe arrival in Guatemala! I will pray for your bus ride to Campur and your ministry there. May God reveal Himself to each of you...

    With love and prayers,
    Jan Mackenzie

     
  • At 10:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Brian: Be sure to tell Adam his iPod alarm went off this (Monday) morning, in his bedroom at 6 am--right on schedule! A nice little screaming techno number to start our day. Thanks, Adam! (Hope he got up alright.)
    --Love to all from the Beaupres, and may the Lord grace the whole team with a safe, joyful, and effective start to the trip and the ministering.

     
  • At 5:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We're looking forward to reading more about your great adventures and success in Central America. May God watch over all of you.

    Jay & Rita Bancroft

     
  • At 6:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    RELIENT K LYRICS

    "Pressing On"

    I think we're going somewhere.
    We're on to something good here.
    Out of mind, out of state.
    Trying to keep my head on straight.
    I think we're going somewhere.
    We're on to something good here.
    There's only one thing left to do.
    Drop all I have and go with you.

    [Chorus:]
    Somewhere back there I left my worries all behind.
    My problems fell out of the back of my mind.
    We're going and I'm never knowing (never knowing) where we're going.
    To go back to where I was would just be wrong.
    I'm pressing on.
    Pressing on, all my distress is going, going, gone. (pressing on, pressing on)
    And I won't sit back, and take this anymore.
    'Cause I'm done with that, I've got one foot out the door.
    And to go back where I was would just be wrong
    I'm pressing on.

    I think we're going somewhere.
    We're on to something good here.
    Out of mind, out of state.
    Trying to keep my head on straight.
    I think we're going somewhere.
    We're on to something good here.
    Adversity, we get around it.
    Searched for joy, in you I found it.

    You look down on me, but you don't look down on me at all.
    You smile and laugh, and I feel the love you have for me.
    I think we're going somewhere.
    We're on to something good here, and we're gonna make it after all.


    Hey Guys... I thought that this was relavent...maybe not...maybe it's just me:)Maybe this is cheezy...but keep on going cause what you're doing is glorifying God. You may not know what in the world is going on but God has it under control and has a plan for each of you on this trip. It's amazing how you guys gave up part of your summer!!

    Ashley Johnson

     
  • At 7:04 PM , Blogger Josias & Janet Lima said...

    Dear OCA team: We are thrilled and thankful that you have arrived safely in Guatemala. The info line and this website is awesome! We are praying that every detail of your journey goes well. God will bless your service for Him in amazing ways. Lots of love to you all and hugs from mom, dad and Sonia and Brownie to Andrea! We miss you, Andrea!

     
  • At 7:11 PM , Blogger Josias & Janet Lima said...

    Hey Anj!
    Miss ya a bunch! I hope you're having an awesome time! We miss you alot! Cant wait til we see ya in a couple weeks!I bet you'll have so much to tell us about everything! Here's a famous quote from our favorite movie hope this will remind you of home:"This is your time! Now go out there and take it" Luv ya so much!Have fun eating lots of beans for breakfast! I'll try my hardest to remember to say a prayer everyday!
    Luv ya tons Anjy Banjy! We miss you!
    luv Sonia

     
  • At 9:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We are happy to hear of your safe arrival,interesting landing, and details of your first night! We are excited to hear about how God works through each of you and are praying for everyone's safety, health, and ministry!

    Krista, we (and Molly) miss you, but are so happy you have this wonderful opportunity!

    The Nelsons

     
  • At 11:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We were so happy to hear of your safe arrival! We're praying for your safety and health. Hope you had a good bus ride to Campur. How hot is it there? We look forward to your next update. Hi Jeff. We miss you!

    Gail Meyer

     
  • At 6:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We are so happy the group has arrived safely and now you will begin God's work in Guatemala. Enjoy every moment of every day; this is a special time and opportunity in your lives. Christina, we miss you and love you! Barbara and Rollie

     
  • At 9:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am very happy you are all safe.
    Claire...
    Its me Camille. I just want to say hi and that i miss you. I have been praying for you every night that you don't mess up the blood pressure. I love you, Camille

    I hope all of you are having fun and that you all don't get sick!!!

     
  • At 9:08 AM , Anonymous The Snyder's said...

    It is Tuesday morning and I just wanted to wish Kelly a Happy Birthday! I'm sure this will be a birthday you will never forget. Our prayers are with all of you as you begin your first full day of ministry. I'm sure you will be a blessing to those you touch and receive blessings in return.

    God Bless - The Snyder's

     
  • At 11:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday Kelly!
    I hope you are having an awesome time and really soaking it up..wow! I am so excited for you all!

    Kelly- I like you so much you!!! You are such a sweetheart. God made you so special-enjoy being you today! OK?

    Happy Happy Birthday, Lady!
    With Love, Anna Ask :)

     
  • At 11:39 AM , Anonymous D & R Payne said...

    Hey Chels,
    We are praying for you and the rest of the group as we are following along with the devotions...it is great to envision you in Guatemala! Yesturday I commented to Seth that I was wondering how you were doing...he reminded me you had only been gone less than a day...you are missed. With Love, Mom, Dad, Seth and Riley

     
  • At 1:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Andrea!!!
    We're so glad you made it there. We miss ya tons already. How are the bathrooms?! Got some new shoes u have to see. We want to see and hear about everything when you get back. Lov ya tons!
    COak and Chels

     
  • At 2:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey guys,
    We are so happy that you arrived safely and that everyone is well and happy. We are praying for you and each ministry team and so thankful to see how the Lord is going to use each one of you on this trip.

    Andreya, we love and miss you. Colorado is beauthifu and your sister looks so cute pregnant. She and Ryan are great and his family is so nice.

    Stay well and take good care of each other. We will write again soon.

    Love and prayers,

    The Reiters

     
  • At 3:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good to hear that you all have made it safely. I'm guessing that Brian is already not feeling well since it's the second day in country. I hope the next two week are filled with all sorts of adventures and abilities to show God's love through all you do.

    Tell Kelly that Greg Gorham and I had a great birthday present for her but it already melted.

    Kevin

     
  • At 3:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good to hear that you all have made it safely. I'm guessing that Brian is already not feeling well since it's the second day in country. I hope the next two week are filled with all sorts of adventures and abilities to show God's love through all you do.

    Tell Kelly that Greg Gorham and I had a great birthday present for her but it already melted.

    Kevin

     
  • At 4:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bienvenidos todos a Guatemala!!! I just had to throw the Spanish there... Brian, remember to take your Cipro so you don't get sick!!!! I hope you all are having a blessed time, learning lots from this wonderful people and of course, doing what God has called you to do in Campur and Guatemala... Drink lots of water and DONT PUT YOUR FINGERS IN YOUR MOUTH!!! Blessings to all and we will be praying for you. I wish I was there.. Say hi for me to Jaime and the rest of the Sepal people. Carolina, Steve and Sara Lloyd

     
  • At 7:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Krista,

    It is really interesting to hear about Guatemala City and the different ministry opportunity in this city versus Campur. We continue to pray for all of you! I think that it is almost as hot here as it is in Guatemala...it is a little unbearable outside. Wow...you only have one week left! Enjoy every moment and keep us posted. We are praying that God will continue to use all of you, keep you safe and healthy and Bless you! By the way, Molly has been looing for you.

    Love,
    Mom and Dad

     

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