When your breath has been taken away by an amazing God, it seems there are no words. While I process the truths of what I saw and learned in Guatemala, I leave you with a few photographs from day one.
Walking to church, my heart was in awe at the beautiful scenery. But more importantly, my heart fell in love with people. A city full of people who Jesus’ heart beats for!
The challenge of the day was to walk around the city just seeing through the eyes of Jesus. No talking, just listening and looking. The looks of heartache, smiles, and helplessness all caught my heart.
I soon began to see that God’s people are all the same. Families want to provide for their families, they work hard, and are caught up in the busy of life. Meet Marlena – she and her family travel around the city daily selling woven table runners and scarves. Marlena is 14 years old and helps provide for her family. 92 percent of the children 14 and under work to help provide for their family!
As I listened and watched I saw busy people; entrepreneurs, families, frustrated workers, worried moms, and children who were left to provide for their families. Yes, our cultures are different and they live in the most poverty stricken nation known as “little Africa”, but at the heart we are all the same. Desperate people longing for life, seeking peace and wanting love.
Hallelujah, Jesus came to give us all just that — life, peace, and love!