Youth Guatemala Trip Update #1

Written by stephaniek on Jun 15, 2015 in Uncategorized - No Comments

Hola amigos!

Our first full day at Village of Hope is drawing to a close with some ping pong tonight! This place is remarkably beautiful, and God’s presence is so evident here! We have had quite the day today. This morning we got to worship with all the children and their house parents, along with Todd and Amy (Village of Hope coordinators) and their kids. Some of the girls put together a dance to some of the worship songs, and it was awesome to see them let loose and just worship our gracious Creator. After church we had a delicious lunch and then played some basketball! Nothing like some friendly competition….(as long as you’re winning). Later this afternoon we gathered with the kids and got to lead worship, share a quick story out of the children’s storybook bible (our new friend Julio translated it to Spanish), and then I got to tell everyone a little bit of my story. We then did some crafts and got to just hang out with the kids! It was so cool to find out what things they did for fun, what music they liked (Taylor Swift provided us with some common ground), and just being able to laugh with them! The Lord is doing so much here, and we cannot wait to come along side Village of Hope and all the wonderful people that call it home! Keep us in your prayers, and hopefully this won’t be the only blog post! 😉

-Morgan Jemison