Operation Central America

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Time to transition

Greetings from Santiago Atitlan! It is a beautiful sunny morning
overlooking the amazing Lake Atitlan. We arrived in Panahachel
yesterday afternoon after driving through showers most of the
morning. It was still grey when we boarded the boat for the
cruise across Atitlan to the Posada (the hotel where we are
spending R&R). It rained a bit during the ride, but when we
arrived at the hotel it started to clear and by the time we had
eaten lunch and gotten our things put away in the rooms it was
nice enough for the students to swim in the pool and sit in the hot
tub and sauna. The question of the day is: how many gringos fit in
a 4 person Guatemalan hot tub? You don't want to know the answer... ;-)

Our last day in San Marcos was a good day for all of the teams. The
medical team spent the day in s small village outside San Marcos.
Between the dentists and doctor we served over 200 people. The day
started out sunny but quickly changed to rain. In the end this was a
blessing because it kept the clinic cool and allowed the students to
maintain good energy levels. Childrens and mime also had good service
days. They were able to complete their one outdoor appearance while
the weather was good, and all the other locations were indoor so the
rain did not prevent them presenting the gospel message to scores of
people. The service team had the paint brushes out again. They
painted the entire house, inside and out, of a family that is part of
the host church's congregation.

For our day of of R&R we will spend the morning shopping in the market
in the nearby town of Santiago (about a 15-20 minute walk). This
afternoon we will spend doing some service team debriefing and just
relaxing around the hotel grounds. After dinner we will have a last
large group worship time. We want everyone to have a chance to share
what the trip has meant to them and to hopefully lock in the memories
in anticipation of re-entering their regular lives.

We will try to get some input from the students for a post later
today or tomorrow morning.

Hasta luego

5 Comments:

  • At 2:35 PM , Blogger becky said...

    We are very proud of the entire team for your dedication to serve the Lord in a place where communication is a challenge and health problems are extensive. Just a word to Erika Olson- We are all very proud of you and your team Love Becky Sullivan

     
  • At 3:35 PM , Anonymous Kerry Fox said...

    Greetings all! Hope you are enjoying the R and R and are grateful for the experience you have been given! Praying for safety and rest for the remainder of your journey!

    Kerry Fox

     
  • At 12:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Missy-
    wow, I could never have imagined the numbers of people you have served and blessed. What an amazing experience! Thank you so much for posting a message as you know we have been missing you unbelievably! We are so proud of you and the entire group for the amazing things you are doing for God's less fortunate children!

    enjoy your well deserved rest and we can't wait to see you!!!
    love you,
    mom

     
  • At 5:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Prestley

    What an exciting trip. Looks like you have been very busy. I pray for a safe trip home for all of you.

    Love Dad

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

    Hi Steph,

    I Just got back from London and couldn't wait to read the blog. I hope and trust that all of you are enjoying your R&R. We can hardly wait to greet you at the airport!!! I hope reentry isn't to difficult.

    Thanks to all of you for being the hands and feet of Jesus!

    Love you Steph, Mom,Dad,Jill

     

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