Well, here we go! Thank you for all the support that you have given me so far, I know that it is the reason everything I packed fit so well. I just finished packing (its 12:04 right now), and we were concerned that not everything would fit. I am very excited to see where the Holy Spirit leads me and what he teaches me this trip. Please pray that everyone on the team has good health and learns what the Holy Spirit is teaching them through the trip. I am looking forward to seeing a night sky without the street lights around. I have never seen a night sky without light around me. I am also looking forward to learning a greater appreciation for my things. I am looking forward to getting more of a grasp on just how much God has given me and I hope that it will increase my generosity. Please pray that everyone stays safe, for travel to go smoothly, and that God’s work is done through us.
We will be praying for you!
Excited for your journey!
We’ll be praying for you, Tim! I hope God
uses this trip to further open your eyes and heart to the needs of others in Guatemala- both physical and spiritual!
Tim, I know this first day has been a long travel day with a long layover and then delay. Proverbs 16:9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” God’s got his plans for this trip and I know they are good. Whatever happens, it will be for your good. Love you!!!
so I accidentally left Zach’s email in the details section from last night. I’m a little tired 🙂 Whoops. Love you!
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Can’t wait to hear how things went today. Sounds like yesterday at the airport was quite an adventure! Praying you will get good rest tonight. 🙂 Love you much, Mom
Tim, welcome to Guatemala! Your work is already blessed and may the joy of the Lord be your strength.
Tim, It’s great to hear the details of the events of your journey so far. Praying for you and the people that you meet, that you will all be blessed by the events that God has prepared for you.
Praying for you Tim! Have fun!
Hi Tim, praying for you today for strength and that you can make a positive impact among the people you are serving and among your team members! Love, Aunt Lori
Hi Tim! It looks like you and the team have made great progress already! I’m praying for you as you work and interact with the people around you. God is using you in a special way!
Hey Timothy Jay, So glad you had good weather for building and you were able to get lots accomplished. I’m sure you are being blessed and blessing others with your patient spirit. Keeping you in prayer.
Hey Tim , lots of love and prayers from Uncle Mark and aunt Ena. God bless you in your time there!
Hi Tim! So glad you and Mason are on a team together. Hope you were able to put more stucco on the house than on yourself. Praying for a very blessed day tomorrow as you dedicate this house built with love.
Hey everyone, sorry for not posting yesterday. It has been super busy here. However, I am being blessed by the ability to sleep good and I have plenty of energy to do the work set before me. I managed to nap on the airport layover, and have slept really really well at night. A God sighting I have is that I am prone to motion sickness and haven’t felt sick at all this week. Between two flights, and very bumpy rides in the mountains in the back of a van in the heat I have not even felt a hint of motion sickness. I am really healthy, and God is keeping me energized and equipped for his work. A house that wasn’t there yesterday morning is now finished and painted with 4 Bible verses. We all had input in the verses and I put up Revelation 3:20 “Behold,! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. We were encouraged to put a Bible verse on each wall in order to surround them with scripture.
There was concern about rain while we were building and hindering our progress, so we prayed against rain. However, the villagers here were praying for rain because of the general lack of it. God answered both by having it rain during the night last night and after we were done building today. He knows what all of us need, and he waited until we had weatherproofed and roofed the houses before having it rain hard. THANK YOU LORD! Also, we had a little more time today to play with the local kids. I was able to give them candy, throw a frisbee, and attempt to use my two years of high school Spanish that I got two years ago to communicate. It was so much fun! Also today one of the kids pointed out a rainbow that was a full circle around the sun. It was absolutely amazing! I had never seen anything like that. I am very excited to see what else God has in store for me.
Last night for group devotions we focused on blind Bartimaeus receiving his sight found in Mark 10:46-52. We looked particularly at verse 51 which has the question “What do you want me to do for you?” from Jesus to the beggar. I realized that I do not know the answer to that question right now, and am praying to find the answer. Please pray that I can find the answer that God wants me to have and that I can grow closer to Jesus throughout the whole week.
Tomorrow we are dedicating the houses. This involves praying over the space with the people, and inviting them to accept Christ into their hearts. Please pray that their hearts are open and inviting.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support this week. I know that they are helping us and equipping us to do the work we are doing.
PS. Most of the food is made with corn hear instead of wheat so I am having absolutely no trouble eating enough.
PPS. Nicole put corn rows in my hair and I did get a picture. I can’t wait to see you all!
^^^ Well mom, I guess it happens to the best of us.I just posted without logging out of the previous account first. 🙂
too funny 🙂 At least I don’t feel so bad now. Also, that is so great about the rain-God can figure it all out! Also, so glad you are getting good rest and eating well and not feeling sick!! So good!! I love you 🙂
Tim it is great to hear from you! We will definitely pray for you! I am glad to hear it is going so well! You are definitely in the right place! Love you!
Praying for you all as you witness to the families and as you are on the battlefront. Love you so much!!
Hi Tim! How cool that you get to spend this week in Guatemala. I am praying for you and the team. You will work hard, I’m sure, but keep your eyes open for the ways in which God wants to use you there. Have fun! Love you. Aunt Michelle
Hi Tim! I have been praying for you that you feel good, especially with the long car rides. Thank you for your service and love for these people. I am so thankful for you and your love for God and people. I pray you will get good rest again tonight. I am sure you are all exhausted! Love you
Sounds like you are experiencing some incredible things on your trip. What a blessing for all of you, and the people that you are meeting. Changing lives for eternity…..someday you will realize the lives you have changed by introducing them to Christ…..what a picture! Continuing to pray for you and the rest of the team.
Tim, it is so wonderful to read your words and see your smiling face in the pictures! You are doing remarkable things thru Christ’s strength. Thank you for being willing to use your gifts and talents to further His kingdom. Praying that you have continued health and strength for tonight and tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear more stories!
In His grip,
Tim, Have a great day and soak in as much of the experience that you can before you leave. Also there is a Mc D’s in the airport 🙂 The hour you are leaving, are they open — ?? Gracias por servir Dios en parte de nosotros.
Hi Tim! It’s been great to see and hear through the blog how you’ve been able to share the love of Jesus with so many people in Guatemala! You are in my prayers as you spend your last day there and will soon travel home.
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