Operation Central America

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Safe Travel

Well, we made it! It is sunny and warm here in beautiful downtown Guatemala City. Our flight down proceeded without incident. All the bags went through without any being overweight and they sailed through customs in Guatemala without anyone opening a single bag. So thanks for your prayers. One of our bags did not make it all the way - I'm sure it is in the capable hands of the Continental baggage handling service. It is one we don't need until later in the week so we are praying it will catch up with us.

We are staying in a missions house in Guatemala City tonight and then will get on the road at 5:30 in the morning for the 6 hour drive up to Chisec. We are praying for good weather (this is the rainy season after all) so we can see the beautiful country side and the drivers don't have a tough day. For now we are relaxing from the long day of travelling and preparing to start service. The Guatemalans and El Salvadorans who will travel with us are here so they are working with the teams they will be helping in order to learn the program and gets the students acclimated to hearing Spanish. Don't worry - we are going to bed early tonight so we will get everyone a little caught up on their sleep.

Thanks for your support and prayers. Everyone is excited to finally be here and be so close to getting to work. Pray that this level of enthusiasm will continue. Here are a couple pictures from today: students at the layouve in Houston, the Childrens team practicing one of their songs, and Medical talking through their strategy for the first town. Next update we will get some of the students to share their experiences.


  • At 9:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you so much for the update! Great to hear everyone arrived safely. Praise God!
    We'll continue to pray for you all and will anxiously await further updates.
    God Bless,
    Sharon Essig

  • At 9:19 PM , Blogger Kerry, Kyle, Bret, Cameron, and Colin said...

    Tim and team, Thanks for the update. Isn't it great that God has it all under control? He knew the medical bag wouldn't arrive with you. I wonder what God has in store for each of you? Be stretched and make the most of every opportunity God gives you to grow. Thinking of all of you...

    Kerry Fox

  • At 10:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh you guys all sound like you are having so much fun already! I am so happy that everything went well with traveling and bags! I can't wait to hear more about your trip! Have so much fun in Chisec!
    Chelsey Payne

  • At 1:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So happy you all arrived safely!
    Treasure your time with the people in Chisec and that your excellent ministry will flourish by His power!
    Paula and Nate arrived safely home Sunday night 10:15 PM. (caught in a traffic jam on 35W.) Continue to pray for their ending term with baby.
    God Bless your great work!
    Byrla Busch

  • At 4:23 PM , Blogger Brian said...

    Praying for you guys. God has GREAT things in store for you over the next couple of weeks. Can't wait to see how he works.

  • At 10:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Glad to hear you arrived safely. Hope you have a wonderful and fulfilling time helping others in need.

    P.S. Great airport picture. It shows how happy you are about helping others....Right?


    Ken Essig

  • At 1:22 PM , Blogger Littlenurse said...

    So glad to hear that you all made it safely to your destination! It is amazing what you all are doing in the name of God to help others in need! Enjoy every minute! We will continue with the prayers!

    Rose and Cole Sterling!
    (Take care Amy and Andy!)

  • At 11:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey guys it was really cool catching up with everything that has been going on down there. Sounds like a lot of cool stuff is happening. Have fun with finishing the trip out! And dad I can pick you up Sunday night just give me a call whenever with timing.



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