Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mission Guatemala

In October, my husband and I are going on a little trip with a huge mission. We are going to be traveling to Guatemala. Earlier this year the missionary that our church suports, Tom Heaton, came to speak.  He talked about what was going on with his organization "Mission Guatemala" and after that service, a group of us were excited to learn that he would be hosting groups to visit and help in making his vision a reality for the people of Guatemala. 

We have been planning since February.  I have never been involved in so many activities ranging from a Fish Fry to a Garage Sale to selling Pizza Cards and attending events at restaurants to raise money for this trip.  Our church is taking 21 people in 2 separate groups and as the time for travel draws near, we are all getting excited about the trip.

The 3 things that I am most looking forward to are:

1.  Being able to be the hands and feet of God to the people of this nation.  It is amazing to believe that the average person lives on just $2 per day.  I was thinking about that in terms of my budget the other day and was blown away.
2.  Being able to experience this with Jeremy.  Having a 4 and 7 year old, we don't get much time to just spend together.  I am looking forward to just being "us" (although, we will both miss our kids immensly :)).
3.  Returning a changed person.  That sounds scary; however, I know that God has a mission for Jeremy and I through this trip and I am looking forward to embracing his calling and coming back on fire for Christ.

And, yes, there is uncertainty in that I have never done anything like this before, but I am trusting God with the details and trying to enjoy the moment...