Operation Central America

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Get out your sweatshirt, we are in San Marcos!

Today we left Malacatan.  It was hard to say good-bye to our old and new friends, but we were excited for the cooler weather in San Marcos.

We stopped at a water park on the way.  It’s always a fun surprise for the students.  

We arrived at Mount Olives Church in San Marcos at about 5pm and were greeted by the church with cheers and firecrackers.  We unloaded the bus, which we have become pretty proficient at doing.  They also brought in a marimba band to welcome us! 

Pastor Nery and his wife gave us all a welcome gift!  We each received an authentic handmade hat that Looky his wife made!

Host families made signs with our names on it and off everyone went to their third home stay.  We will be up here in the mountains of San Marcos for 3 ministry days and 4 nights.

Tomorrow we have a full day of ministry.
Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers.  We can feel it! 


  • At 2:31 PM , Blogger Andrew Muench said...

    Cheers, firecrackers, marimba band?...what an exciting welcome! Wow...and homemade hats too for ALL?...such a generous labor of love! Very cute on everyone...and a gift with many opportunities to use again...MN winters Brrr!

    Special greeting to Mark on this Father's Day...THANK YOU for your Christ-centered love to leave your home & own kids to shepherd our teens on this amazing adventure serving the Guatemalans in His name! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

    Ok...Elizabeth, use that new camera...burn up that memory card and jump into the scenes too! Want to see it all! SAVOR every moment! "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 Hugs & love, Mom

  • At 2:41 PM , Blogger Andrew Muench said...

    P.S. Thank you to all the other "dad leaders" making a difference on this OCA mission too...Happy Father's Day!

  • At 2:59 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

    We are loving all the updates. What a great group of hard working kids. Praying for all of you.
    Alexis.. We love you and miss you. Can't wait to hear about all your adventures. Praying your finger has healed. Jordan made it back yesterday and I do believe he had such a good time, he would have stayed longer. I hope all the reminders to your friends reminds you to take some pictures also.:)
    Alicia...praying for you too and that your feeling more comfortable in the cooler weather.
    Hugs to Sophie Dryer
    Love Mom/Gretchen

  • At 9:37 PM , Blogger Wendy Mason said...

    Love reading your posts and seeing the wonderful pictures. I know God is working in and through each of you! Lexi we miss you very much and have been praying you and your team. Ruby sends her love and kisses too! Love mom

  • At 11:16 PM , Blogger Lisa S said...

    Happy Father's Day Mark! Thank you for being a dad to all of our kids for us while they are in Guatemala.
    Katie--I've been praying hard for "no headaches". Stay strong. Enjoy the cooler weather of San Marcos. Miss you, love you!!! Dad says the same and he's praying Phil. 4:13 for you.
    Praying for God's strength, equipping, and refreshing for all as you begin week #2.
    Love and God Bless,
    Lisa Stinchfield

  • At 12:13 AM , Blogger marripple said...

    We love reading the daily updates and are so amazed and impressed with the work all of you are doing! We are relieved to hear that you are in cooler climes and no longer having to deal with the heat. We pray that it is giving you a renewed sense of energy for the week ahead. It is exciting to read how God is using you to change lives - and at the same time, He is surely changing all of yours as well. We can't wait to hear the stories!

    Marissa, we are so glad to see your smiling face in today's posting - it was an especially nice Father's Day gift for Dad! We look forward to seeing you Saturday and hearing all about your experiences! We are so proud!

    Praying for you all, with love,
    Mom and Dad/Cindy and Jim Ripple

    Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.


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