We have had an incredible third week here in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. On Monday our team helped pour concrete for the new guard house at ASELSI, and in the afternoon we helped bring sand up a mountain side to a house that needed some concrete work done. One of our guys, Michael, is studying physical therapy at ORU and he has been able to help at the ASELSI clinic this week. On Monday night we had a worship and prayer night with four churches in the Chichi area. It was a great time of seeking God and praying over the city. On Tuesday we helped with a children’s bible study in the afternoon and a youth cell group at night. We sang songs and played games with the kids, and shared the story of Abraham with the kids. At the evening youth service we shared on being kind to others, and showing the love of God to the people around us each day. On Wednesday we had a work project in a village area about thirty minutes’ drive outside of Chichicastenango. The family did not have a roof on their home, so we were able to put a new roof on their house. Wednesday afternoon our ATL, Abby and Joel went into Guatemala City to pick up a new member of our team. Clara was having some challenges getting to South Africa, so we adopted her on our team and we are excited to have her on our trip. On Thursday we had activities for children at the health clinic, then we spoke a message of the gospel to mothers who had come to the milk program at ASELSI. In the afternoon we walked around Chichicastenango praying over the city; and at seven to nine Thursday night we gave out bread and coffee, while praying for people on the streets. In one of the groups that went out, a member of our team, Michayla, had the opportunity to sit down and talk to a young lady for a few minutes on the street. As she talked to the young lady, she was able to share the gospel and led her to Jesus. The outreach was a great time of sharing God’s love with people on the streets and joining with several churches to serve the city. On Friday we had a children’s service at “Jesus el Rey” church, where we taught about thirty-five kids the story of the Good Samaritan and played games with them. Today, Saturday, we have the day off, and will be playing a soccer game against the ASELSI staff, this is our fourth game to play, and each one has been a great time of building community and fun into our trip.
Keep us in your prayers this week as we go back to the elementary school and continue having cell groups with the youth. On Thursday night we will be passing out bread and coffee in the city again.