On Sunday the congregation prayed for the team & commissioned us for the ministry we are participating in beginning this Saturday.
Keli & I began by sharing some of what we're looking forward to as a group: the opportunity to serve, to connect with people of another culture, to be stretched by the experience, and to be a part of what the Spirit of God is doing among us, and through Impact Ministries.
We also invited the congregation to pray for us: for the challenges we will face, for our ability to be patient, graceful, and flexible, that we would love the people we meet, and that we would live as a blessing to them.
We are very grateful to the many of you who accepted Pastor James' invitation to pray for us every single day of this trip. We were also blessed that so many of you came forward to lay hands on us as the congregation prayed for us.
As we complete our last minute prep, we ask that you would continue to pray for us. Pray that we might prepare well. Pray that we might cross boarders well, and travel safely. Pray that our bodies, minds, & spirits would be ready to engage fully with the ministry of Jesus in Guatemala.
We hope our next post will be Saturday night upon arrival in Guatemala. We'll do our best to keep you updated.