Anda con Dios God has big plans for you with the team.
Al, praying that you have an amazing time in Guatemala!
# 33 on your song sheet! 🙂
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Here you go again, brother you are a true servant of God….over the past 20yrs we seen alot! I am so proud to call you friend and the witness you bring is an example to all, praying for safe travels as you now board the plane and life changing opportunity for those that cross your path, not only in Guatemala ,but in travels to and from!
I am so grateful that you are going with Kevin once again! All is right in the world! 🙂 Your heart for service and for the people on the team and in the villages is such a blessing! Thank you for your dear friendship, love you!
ps.. make sure you let some of the kids win at Euchre…it would be so sad to crush their spirits so early! 😉
Hey Al, praying this is a great trip for you and that you encounter God at a whole new level! Many blessings enjoy your trip!
Did you know if you combine with banana laffy taffy and the strawberry laffy taffy it’s a gourmet treat! Have fun doe there and be safe! I’ll be praying for you guys!
Also tell everyone I say hello!
Hey Big Al, today is the first build day and my prayer is that connections are made and the love of Jesus shines through each and every one of you! Praying big things happen for each member of the team and the people in the village…..God is Good!
Praying for team unity while you build. So much of your witness will be through actions. Dios te bendiga mi amigo.
I heard your house wasn’t square.
Good luck putting that door in! LOL!
Be safe and have fun!
Bunkie, thanks for the note. Am i your best man???? Yolanda and i are hanging out. She has a baby named Nate. Aledena has a baby. Wow things change when you go away awhile. Have a blessed day 🙂
Looks like you’re on the building team with my don, Joe. That thrills me! I’m sure you will be an amazing influence on him, and that he will be a great help and example to you. Praying for you, him and the team continually.
Do not tire from doing good. Wow what a command from the Lord. That’s. Y prayer for you today. Dios te bendiga.
Senor’ Al, I pray for another great build day and may your team grow closer and may Gods peace and love radiate from each and everyone of you! Thank you so much for being the hand and feet and putting flesh to the Gospel, Hillcrest is doing big things for the Kingdom! God bless each and everyone of you!
What a great day of building today. We got in 3 hours late due to a storm. So very late night and early rise to work. Amazing Worship time last night, our first as a group. Yes Anya did pic #33/ El Poder Tu De Amore. A tear jerker for me, as its the song Dan plays on the alter call during the Med clinics. That song always reminds of the Guatemala people coming forward to give there life to Christ. Also read the words, so fitting for that moment. This trip is such a reminder to how we are suppose to be spending time with God. A very hard working trip, but sooooo very rewarding. Much more than anything i have ever done in my life. Its amazing to see others see God in a new way in there life here. Please pray for our team as we dedicate the homes tomorrow. So far no sickness, and no one died when i drove the van today. ( Except for Ben who was complaining about hitting his head on the ceiling of the van ). Thanks for the prayers. Hoping to see if i can find my friend Aldena in her village tomorrow.. Blessing, Alan
Hey Al! Got your gold bond? Pray you guys building strong relationships with the families and stay safe and healthy while building the homes. Remember when I beat you in euchre?
Sounds like things have been going well so far. That’ s good news. Everything is going well at home, so enjoy your trip and all the amazing things that I know will happen while you’re there. You said this was a very hard working trip. Could it be due to the fact that you are just a bit older than when you first started going down there? Haha Praying for you, the group and the people you will come in contact with that each day you will see God working in unexpected ways. May hearts and lives be changed for eternity. Hope you get to see Aldena and I’m sure you are practicing your Al Spanish. Love you! Sheri
Buddy continually praying for you and the Hillcrest group, I know you guys are doing amazing things in Guatemala! Cannot wait to hear stories of the dedications ahead, God is good and there will be many ripples for days and months ahead! Keep the hammer down and spread the gospel to everyone that crosses your path! God bless ya brother!
Dedication day was awesome and all the families gave their life to Christ. The Guatemalans shot off loud fireworks before and after every dedication. Their homes were all decorated as well. They laid fresh pine needles all over for us to walk on and hung balloons on their homes. This is something I have never seen in all my time in Guatemala. You could tell they were really excited about the dedication day. My family (Gonzal, Marta, and Keli) were very excited and the mother broke down while we shared our testimonies.
My God sighting of the day was seeing Aldena on the side of the road by her village on the way home to the base. I got a little bit of a surprise when I saw her carrying a baby. I am a grandpa for a second time 🙂 I am looking forward to Monday when I take Aldena and her baby to go shopping in Antigua. Yes Sheri, I did say I am going shopping!
Thanks all for your prayers, keep them coming!
Thanks for the updates and it was great to read the blog. So glad all is well and that your houses are already build and dedicated. We will continue to pray for God’s Spirit to guide you and the others and that more and more lives can be changed for Christ!!! We are so happy you could go on this trip and once again be reminded of the important things of life. (So easy to get side tracked) Praying for you Al…..Love you!
Bill and Lisa Van Dyken
Hey All, just getting ready to go to Group time devotions. Really exciting to see how God is working in the kids lives. Really touching to see the break down of the lives being changed here. This is such a refreshing experience for me. I so easily get side track back home. The devil is at work here trying to alter the course we are set on. Pray that we will focus on him, not ourself and our needs. Pray for our 3 1/2 hour drive one way to our first Med Clinic. Also pray for those who are being called to give there testimony in the village tonight. Thanks for the continued prayers back home. Love. Alan
praying right now!
Covering you and the team in prayer now and thru the night add you had to the med clinics. Thank you for your willingness to sere and lead these teens.you are such a blessing! Praying for safety and changed lives.
In His grip, Kristy
Thinking of you and the team this week. We pray that you have an awesome time. I wish i was there again. Say hi to Dan and Heidi. We are praying for all of you.
Continuing to pray for you and your health and endurance. Have a great clinic day and share the love of God
Hey big Al,
First of all Happy Fathers Day to you my friend and congrats on being a Grandpa again, so glad you were able to connect with Aldena, God is good! Praying for a great Sunday for you and the team, really praying for the day of shopping on Monday…..what a blessing to be able to do that! Cannot wait to hear all the AMAZING memories you will have to share. I know there have been many seeds scattered and the effects of that will bring a great harvest! Thanks for ALWAYS being a servant my Friend!
Happy Father’s Day Al, Thank you for all that you do! You are so loved. Praying that you have another spectacular day in paradise! big hugs, Kristy
Hey Dad Happy Father’s Day! Hope the trip is going great. Wish I could be there with you. Give some kids some candy for me and say hi to Dan! See you when you get back!
Thanks Chad. Your are a great Son. I Love Ya, Dad
Happy Father’s Day!
I was hoping you would get to see Aldena & then to see her along side the road. A God sighting for sure. Hard to believe she has a baby already but not unusual for Guatemala. I’m sure she was so excited to see you. Can’t wait to hear about your shopping day with her. That will be very special to get to spend time like that with her. What an amazing dedication day. It sounds like there was so much joy to be had by everyone and to know that every family gave their life to Christ is so awesome. Prayer for safety getting to the medical villages and for their hearts to be changed. Enjoy your last day there.
Thanks Sheri. I wish you were here to hang and shop with Aldena. Lots of lives being broken and changed here. Love ya soooo much. Just finished our small group devotions and now going into our total group devotion time before we leave for our last Med Clinic. The time has gone fast. Have a blessed Sunday. Love Alan
Happy Father’s day! I hope the trip is going well! Come home safely.
Thanks Logan. Hope your week is going well. Thanks for being a great Son. Love ya, Dad ( Wish you could experience this trip )
Devotion time. Please pray for our group and we prepare to enter yet another battle field. Pray for safe travels and no sicknees and that lives will be changed for Eternity, including our own. Thanks again so much for the prayers. Alan
Praying for your Monday, I want to pictures of you shopping! Seriously my friend reading all the post, the people of Hillcrest are making a huge impact for the kingdom of God! I will continue to pray for lives being radically changed and the Holy Spirit flooding the people of Guatemala! Safe travels my friend!
See ya soon!
I’ve been reading the postings over the last few days and am so glad everything has been going well. Its been great hearing what God has been doing through you all and loved hearing that you and Aldena reconnected (I’m sure you were a shopaholic with her today!) Praying you get back safe and sound tomorrow. Happy Fathers Day too 🙂
Simply put, Thanks for serving with this team. Dios te bendiga
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