Who do you live with? This is a common question that I am asked, and one that is forever changing. There are the families and individuals that are here permanently, but as 2016 rings in, we have had over 60 visitors already that have come through our doors, for three days, a week, two weeks, six weeks. Each group comes from a different chunk of time. And each person leaves their footprint here. Sometimes it is difficult to keep track of all the coming and going and where everyone is…. but these individuals and families pour into our ministry and visit. It is our hope always for those that come that they would be touched by what God is doing as well as to see the people for who they are. Here are just a collage of those who have been here in the first two months of the year.
The Epperly family with their enthusiasm and joy! They were here for 6 weeks with other family members helping in the clinics and at the hospital.
Sherwood, Areli and Rebecca were here for a month to help in clinics and join in the community.
A group of young people came from Spain and spoke in the schools and encouraged the young people from the area.
Arlen came and helped facilitate conversations between the medical team leading up to the opening of the hospital
A team from Chicago came and helped build cabinets and serve within the ministry.
Sharing community time around the bonfire.
Heidi Bell was here with residents to introduce them to Guatemala and Pastor Phil brought his friend Stephen to check in and encourage us.
Ryan Korpral made a quick visit and the Lifegate group was back.
As well as friends of Katie and Ryan to help wherever they could.
Life here is much different than it was three years ago – and the amount of visitors are constant and there is always change. But it also helps us connect with life outside of Guatemala. This understaking is something that God is pulling together, little by little and we trust that He has a purpose for each person that comes thorugh our ministry. I don’t have pictures of all the people that have come through the front house…. but looking over who has come and gone just in two months, helps put things all in perspective. Be blessed today and walk with the King!