Monday, September 29, 2008

Missing Guatemala

Well, we've been back 2 days now and I'm still trying to process all that we experienced in Guatemala. There were many "God" moments which were loaded with emotion and the touch of His Spirit. The faces of people and places we visited are still so vivid in my mind. It all seemed so surreal while we were there, and yet so very real. There are times that I find myself replaying in my head segments of each day which have impacted my life greatly. There is something about Guatemala that is drawing me back. We've already discussed when we will return for our next visit. Tonight we were watching video with some family members, going over the different events of our trip. Unfortunately, the video didn't do it justice as there is nothing like actually being there among the people, the children, the sights and the sounds. I have been inspired to rethink what is truly important in my life. Thank you, God, for giving us the opportunity to serve your people and to see your Spirit move in a foreign land. Please keep the spirit of what we experienced fresh in our hearts moving forward. Hone our wills to conform to Yours so that we can glorify Your Name and all that You are.


Bobbi said...

Oh, I bet you are. I am with you on that one. It is such a special place,isn't it?

Can't wait to hear more about your trip and reunion with Carson

Erin said...

AAAHHHH!!!! I want more. I miss you so so much, girl!

Reba said...

Makes me miss Guatemala too. Cannot wait to hear more about your trip!

Marlene said...

I am so happy you had such a moving experience. I felt the same when I returned last year. The children are forver etched your heart. I hope to return again. Have a great week!

Heidi said...

How wonderful to have taken that opportunity to go back to Guat. The people and places there are amazing!

Becca said...

Great Jo,

I know exactly what you mean. I've been saying that our trip had as big an impact on my life as the previous one when Dave and I traveled to meet and bring Ella home. An LFC friend is going to work with Dick in March and I really want to go - please pray about it with/for me.

Those are beautiful pictures! And I'm like Erin - I want more!! Write more soon and post more pics soon!

Much Love,

Kimmie said...

Thanks for sharing more of the details and glad that God let you be part of that part of His world and his beautiful people there, that He wanted to touch.

mama to 6
one homemade adn 5 adopted