Mission Team Updates

Coming Home (7/1/2018) - So you’ve read a weeks worth of stories, shared in our laughter, tears, and our joyous moments. What’s left to tell you? Well there’s plenty. God blessed us each with a unique perspective and opened our eyes in new ways this week. It’s exciting to be on the plane bursting with stories to share with […]
Hard-Pressed But Not Crushed (6/30/2018) - A few weeks ago, the Epistle reading was from 2 Corinthians 4:7-12. Entering this week, that specific passage continued to resonate with me. I’ve continued to think about how apprehensive I’ve felt over the last few months but found encouragement in Paul’s words – that no matter the condition of my jar of clay, it […]
Relationships Grow Closer (6/29/2018) - Dear Family & Friend at St Paul’s & Friends, I am a new member of the Mission team this year.  I would like to offer a special thanks to Amanda for guiding us to prepare for this amazing trip.  Her emphasis on “flexible” schedule, and “just go with it” couldn’t have been spoken any better. […]
Not Just Friends – We’re Family (6/28/2018) - As I was preparing for this trip in the weeks leading up to our departure,  I became more and more excited to see our friends in Guatemala. We got to see old friends in a new place during our visit to Coban.  There we got to see Rosita and several of our sponsored children.  How wonderful to see […]
¡Hasta Luego Coban y Hola San Lucas! (6/27/2018) - Today has been a fun-packed day full of adventure and smiles! For my first time being here in Guatemala I am really enjoying this time and the experiences. Last night leaving the orphanage in Coban in the evening was difficult because I felt such a connection to the children there. They were so loving, affectionate, […]
Finding God – In Bethlehem (6/26/2018) - Of course we can find our newborn King in Bethlehem, isn’t that what we do each Christmas?  What about in June?  In Guatemala?  Through our devotion, Pastor encouraged us to “look for God.”  It wasn’t hard, yup he was right there in Bethlehem, (Coban, Guatemala).   The day began with a question and answer session […]
God’s Plan (6/26/2018) - The team appreciated a restful night’s sleep, a great shower, and a delicious breakfast before we headed back to Bethlehem for a day full of activities.  We were greeted by Rosita and first on our agenda was to meet with her about her ministry.  Rosita described how she thought God’s plan was for her to […]
Touring Coban (6/25/2018) - As I was preparing to leave home for Guatemala yesterday, I opened my Jesus Calling devotional to June 23. It was the perfect reminder of what the week ahead means to me. “Let my love stream through you, washing away fear and distrust”.  Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because […]
Traveling to Coban (6/25/2018) - Buenos dias St. Paul’s family.  We have had an adventurous 24 hours of travel filled with flights, and a VERY long van ride to the beautifully green, mountainous town of Coban.  Our van journey included driving through the night in a tremendous rainstorm, avoiding large boulders in the road, and some rather rough terrain.  Our […]
Welcome! (6/21/2018) - Welcome to the St. Paul’s Guatemala Mission Team updates!  We are so glad you are following us as we share the experiences of our time in Guatemala. We have a busy travel schedule as we arrive shortly after midnight on Sunday June 24th, meet up with our hosts and translators and then shortly after begin a […]