Name: Joseph Luimes
Message: I am very excited to begin the trip to Guatemala and can’t wait to see what God has planned for me and the whole team. During this trip I plan on helping and serving others through building homes and helping in med clinics. But I also plan on growing spiritually in my prayer life and relationship with Jesus. I am honored to have the opportunity to go on this trip and hope to make the most of it.
The King of the Universe is your friend and guide. You are serving Him. We are so thankful that this is your desire. He is holding you with his strong right hand.
More prayers and love today!
Been thinking of you non-stop, you and the team, praying and holding you up to our God, who loves you immeasurably more than you can imagine. That gives me so much comfort! Praying you stay strong and healthy, and that your amazing personality shines through to the rest of the team and the people you meet. You are such a blessing.
Love you more than you can imagine, too! Luv, Mom
God bless your efforts there Joe. I hope you are able to make great spiritual connections. (maybe even have a little fun with some of the kids in rural GFC).
Love you Bear
Good morning Joe!
So great to see you in the pictures from Day 1 of working on the houses. Prayers and love offered up constantly. Your presence will be a joy and comfort to so many! May peace and God’s protective arms surround you. ♡ u! Mom
Joe…praying you have an awesome day today doing the stucco on the houses!! We are thanking God that you are so willing to go and serve Him! Thank you for sharing the love of Jesus with the people of Guatemala! We are praying that you are growing even closer to God this week! We are also praying for you to have an awesome time with your team, and that you will stay healthy, safe, and strong in the Lord! Thanks for being a blessing!!!
Hey Joe! It looks like you have accomplished a lot and I’m so glad you were able to go on this trip. I’m sure you are being blessed and blessing others with your kindness. Keeping you in prayer
We cannot imagine what we saw in the pictures! Praises be to our Lord and King. Lord of Guatemala and Hudsonville and of our lives. May God’s Spirit lead you and be in you wherever you go. So much love. Grandpa and Grandma
Thank you so much all for the love, encouragement, and prayers. Yesterday I accomplished a lot building the homes and meeting lots of the family members and kids. There was a pretty chill kid whose name was Jose( 🙂 ) who i had a really good time hanging out with. Today we did stucco and painted the homes. I am having an amazing time and everything you do for me, prayers/love/encouragement is all felt and appreciated.
Soooooo great to hear from you, my wonderful Joseph! God is so good! He is using you in amazing ways, and He is forming an even bigger relationship with you. So happy this is happening to and for you this week. My love, encouragement, prayers, hugs and endless everything that is good goes out to you. So happy and proud to be your mom. Luv u Bear.
Gpa and I love what you wrote. Our hearts overflow with thankfulness to God, pride and love and prayers.
Brilliant work Joe. Shine on.
With Anna expected to return home from her mission trip in a few hours, my heart is full of joy! From brief texts and a few Instagram photos, it looks and sounds like it was amazing for her. So wonderful to see your smiling face and you working hard in the pictures posted daily. My heart and love go out to you, and I am so full of the knowledge that our God is working in you and using you this week. Prayers for safety and continued growth go up constantly. You are such a blessing to so many, and especially to your mom. Luv u.
Joe, I’m very happy that you got to go on this trip. I’m praying for you and the team. Love you
We just prayed again for your dedication day. I am so glad that I gave you that ugly Fight Dirty shirt. I gave mine away when I realized it did not say fight dirty water. We saw your smiling face on many pix and thanked God for you again. Our prayers are rejoicing in knowing our all powerful God’s will shall be done in the lives of your team and the people there. We thank Him also for the adults who are with you. Bless you today and every day of your life. Love love
Love you Bear. Love the work youre doing. Shine on brother. Praying for you.
Thanks for all prayer love and encouragement. Yesterday was awesome, and seeing so many people accept Jesus made it much better. today we have our first med clinic which we leave for in about 2 hours.
The med clinic will be such a different experience than the last few days. Thrilled for this new chance for growth spiritually and excited for what God has in store. Praying the Holy Spirit surrounds you and the team. Love you so much!
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Praying that you continue to bring God’s glory in Guatemala. I am so excited for all that God has in store for your team, and I am very thankful for what you experienced so far. My thoughts and prayers are directed towards you. Love you Joe!
It’s great to see you in the pictures…impacting lives for eternity, building relationships, and having fun along the way :). God bless you with just what you need to finish strong!
god bless you on your journey bear. stay strong. praying for you.
Good morning, Joseph! So awesome to read Kevin’s powerful words from your day yesterday. Praying the Holy Spirit surrounds you and the rest of the team again today. God is so good! Hugs and much love.
Yesterdays med clinic was awesome. I spent most the time, about three/four hours playing futbol(soccer) with a bunch of the dudes from the village. They were all very good players, but we put up a good fight. the score ended up being something like 7-8 gringos lost, even though we had a couple of their players on our team. I have so many cool stories about that night that I can’t wait to share when I return home. Prayers, encouragement, and love are all felt and appreciated.
P.S. Feliz dias Padre (happy fathers day) Steven!
I also want to share that I have been sleeping very well, amidst a few loud snorers I have been told. Last night I fell asleep as soon as I hit the pillow, thankfully, as a couple of chainsaws fell asleep very quickly as well.
Laughing. So good to hear from you! So excited to hear your futbol stories. So happy you’re sleeping well. So thrilled for you. So, so, so blessed how God is using you. Constant prayers are sent up to our awesome God for you. (Just got back from a Sunday lunch with your dad and sisters, Dani and Gpa and Gma. We all talked about you so much! Lots of prayers, support and encouragement heading your way!) Luv u
Joe, so glad to hear it’s going well for you and that you are sleeping well! That makes such a difference. Praying for your refreshment today!
We are so eager to hear your stories. We are very thankful for answered prayers. Amazing things you are doing there and amazing care and love God has for you. Praying that
the Holy Spirit surrounds you and lives in you for God’s glory. Love love
dawn of a new day. love you, praying that your last full day is filled with the spirit. so happy for your experiences there. had great fathers day, waiting for your return to finish the party. LOVE YOU
Joe, it is incredible to look back and see all that you and the team have accomplished this week! Thank you for being so willing to work hard, love even more and get out of the boat and come! My prayer is that you take these memories with you and always remember that God provides even in the hard times. Praying for a wonderful last night!
In His grip,
Wow! We will be eager for you to share everything. I know we are down the line a bit in people who want to hear, but if you feel the Spirit moving to share how He moved in you, we are all in. Praying for you always. Love you so much.
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