Well, this past week we spent in Solola was great! We were at an elevation of over 7,500 feet and even running across the street got us out of breath. We mostly worked with a program that Compassion Intl has in place in Santa Lucia (in the district of Solola) The program that Compassion runs is for about 160 ninos for ages 5 to 11. They only have 5 or 6 teachers and they very very happy to have the extra help. Tom, Connie and Debbie came up with a terrific program that engaged all of the ninos really well. There was a drama, a skit, an interpretive dance by Camila, crafts & coloring, games and singing - it really was a great time.
One work project we did for our host church was to paint the interior of the building - everyone got into the project and we got most of it covered with 2 coats of paint.
Friday evening we participated in the church’s youth program for the
young adults. About 20 ladies and gentlemen showed up. We did an
icebreaker game, sang some songs (we didn’t know any of them), Camila gave her testimony in Spanish and Tom gave a message through an interpreter to encourage them. Afterwards we all roasted marshmallows on a fire outside under a beautiful full moon.
We got back on the road around 2:30 to head to Guatemala City and the
1st 12 kilometers was a very steep incline and the van I was driving I had to drive the van in 1st gear due to the steep
incline. We’re now safely here in Guatemala City each family unit is staying with a different family. We are really enjoying the hot showers with copious amounts of water. And of course we have the more familiar
food and the sights and sounds of a big city. don't forget the traffic! Thanks for praying for us! Check out all the new pictures that have been posted to our album.