It always feels good to arrive. The welcome began with the two Guatemalan sisters sitting beside me on the flight from Dallas to Guatemala City. They had been to New Jersey for a family wedding. Their English was better than my limited Spanish and we enjoyed a brief chat between napping. The flight was full of Latin Americans. I am the minority…as everyone needs to be on occasion. It keeps one humble and widens the perspective on human life.
It is the rainy so it is raining…and raining…and raining. I love it. But it has its challenges. The bridge was washed out so a detour took us back to rough and slow traveling. Still, it helps me to see humanity bend to creation. It reminds me that we are not machines or even invincible…we are quite simply, God’s children. And as we have been equipped to do amazing things with God’s provision, the same can be said for all of God’s creation. The wind and rain and snow and hail….it also can do amazing things.
So it rained and we drove. Arriving safely at the destination, we went in search of paint supplies for the mural. The mural project is the blending of beauty, culture and friendship. Desgined by a local Guatemalan and painted by the artist, members of our team, and community friends will create this visual of unity and culture. T
The connection is not good and I am having some technology challenges so I am accepting this for the moment with hopes of resolution soon. It makes writing difficult. The team arrives in a few hours and it will be a great day of transition for all! we welcome God’s help in that transition.