Operation Central America

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

We made it!

We had a couple hours to get settled in and orient ourselves to this new environment. Many of the Guatemalans that will be traveling with us stopped in to visit and meet the students. Then we had a good dinner of traditionally prepared lomito (grilled skirt steak) and chicken with wonderful fresh guacamole and local vegetables. To wrap up the night we had a brief time of worship and reviewing the days events.

Tomorrow we are up at 5 and on the road by 5:30, headed up into the mountains to San Marcos. We plan to be there by lunch time so the teams can start serving in the afternoon. So we are putting the kids (and adults!) to bed by 8 tonight. Surprisingly enough, no one is complaining, and most of them are already in bed (it's 7:45). In case you are wondering, the team did a great job dealing with all that goes with travelling. Everyone pitched in when something needed doing and they all waited patiently when things didn't happen quite according to schedule.

I'm sure they already have stories to tell. The ride from the airport to the hotel took us right through the city where we saw a sort of half-size Eiffel Tower (that we got to drive right under), two different parades for political candidates (complete with brightly colored flags and shirts and LOTS of people), ruins of ancient brick aqueducts, and a never-ending array of Guatemalans staring at the buses full of wide-eyed gringos.

I wanted to include some pictures from our afternoon at the hotel, but the connection can't seem to handle the upload, so you will have to trust me that they are amazing pictures of your students. I will try again tomorrow if I can find a better connection....

So far everyone is doing well. I think a good night's sleep will do wonders for everyone - I know I am looking forward to it. I will try to post again tomorrow night if we have internet access.

Thanks for all your support! Hasta manana.

16 Comments:

  • At 9:49 PM , Blogger bectar said...

    Sueños agradables.
    Dios esté con vosotros. :)

     
  • At 10:08 PM , Blogger Kari said...

    Hooray! Thanks for posting, Tim! Glad to hear you made it safely!

     
  • At 10:11 PM , Anonymous Tawny said...

    Great to hear! Thanks for the update. Can't wait to hear more stories as the days go by :)

     
  • At 8:27 AM , Blogger sunnymoe said...

    Praising God they made it safely. Praying for good rest (when they can get it) and that the hearts of many will be touched by God's love.
    Blessings!
    Patty (Ashley Aamot's mom)

     
  • At 10:16 AM , Blogger marcia said...

    Great to hear of your safe arrival. Now praying you are all well rested and ready to be the hands and feet of God. Can't wait to hear how you are all growing and stretching. Blessings to all ~

     
  • At 10:41 AM , Blogger Sheri said...

    Praise God in advance for all He will do in and through you on this trip. He will go before you, and He will be your rear guard. We miss you already, Emily, and know you will come home a different person! Serve Him with excellence and enjoy experiencing the fullness of life when walking in His will and priorities. He has given you precious gifts to share with others. And for my small group--I am praying for each of you. Let your light shine! Praying for safety, peace, protection and transformation! Love you all!! xoxo

     
  • At 10:51 AM , Anonymous Andi said...

    Great to hear everything is going well! Praise God for your safe travels, I cant wait to hear more about the trip! Ashley, I miss you tons but I know God will do great things through you. Praying for you all!

    Andi (Ashley Aamot's friend)

     
  • At 4:08 PM , Anonymous Gail Meyer said...

    Michelle.....So glad to hear you arrived safely! We will be praying for good health and safety for everyone- God Bless!! We are so thankful for this blog! write when you can :)

     
  • At 5:29 PM , Blogger Josias & Janet Lima said...

    So glad to hear that you all landed safely! God's blessings to you all as you begin His work in Guatemala. Special hugs to Miss Sonia Lima...Love, Mom, Dad, Andrea and Cory :)

     
  • At 6:43 PM , Anonymous Kerry Fox said...

    Thanks for the frequent posts. We love hearing from you! Hopefully pictures can be posted soon. Praying for all of you! Please keep us posted on any specific requests.

     
  • At 7:56 PM , Blogger The Phillips Family said...

    Pa/Tim Fox- Thanks for the great post. I can picture all those gringos on the bus with Eddie. Tell them hello for me. You said lomito and my mouth started to water.
    Sarah (Bancroft) Phillips

     
  • At 7:28 AM , Blogger Rox Martin said...

    Goodmorning OCA Crew,
    It was so good to hear of your arrival. I hope your travel to San Marco went well and you feel God's presence with you at your homestay and as a respresentative for Jesus. You are in my prayers, and heart. Give my Love to Shelby :-)
    Romams 8:28 Make the most of every opportunity. Roxanne Martin

     
  • At 8:01 AM , Blogger Rox Martin said...

    I apologize I wanted to share Col. 4:5, Make the most of every opportunity, and Rom.8:28, We know that in all things God works for those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
    As I get older confusion happens,
    too much. I will work on that.
    Love and Miss you all :-)

     
  • At 8:25 AM , Anonymous Christine Lasley said...

    So glad to hear the trip is going well - Monica we miss and love you SO much!! Blessings, safety and peace to you all -
    Christine

     
  • At 8:31 AM , Blogger wendy said...

    Glad you all made it safely. Praying for God's blessings and that you will follow his leadings. What is Tuesday? Stefan's malaria pill day! Remind him;)!!

     
  • At 5:01 PM , Blogger T said...

    Please give this message to Amy Greene:
    "Amy, Karlene's surgery was a complete success and she is now cancer-free; the best possible outcome. Love, Mom & Dad (Tom & Jeanne)"

     

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