Thursday, January 21, 2010
Today I am thinking of my sister, Christina (16), and my Dad who are traveling to Antigua, Guatemala. They are going to volunteer on different projects for Common Hope. I'm praying for safe travels and a fruitful trip for them and all the people in their group. I wish I had a picture of one of my trips to Guatemala to share, but that was before digital cameras were popular. My Dad has gone on a mission trip almost every year for the past 15 years (give or take one). All of my siblings have taken turns going with him and last year, my Mom went alone. I even took a Spanish immersion class there with my brother, Tom and one of my friends. Antigua, Guatemala is not only one of the most beautiful places I've been, it is also one of joy even among the poorest people. It is impossible to visit such a place and not come back with a better perspective on life. The people of Guatemala have a tremendous amount of gratitude to God and a great faith that God will provide for all their needs. God Bless your travels, Dad and Christina!