Stepping in to the inner city to serve was scary. Writing a book about loving those who were different, Graffiti, along side a homeless man was out of my comfort zone. Beginning a homeless ministry that feeds 100’s every month stretched me beyond my comforts. But somewhere along that journey my uncomfortable became comfortable.
The uncomfortable had become my new way of life. I had settled in and comfort was beginning to register on the radar again. That was until God prompted and nudged me to take a trip to Guatemala.
There my comfortable was stripped away again!
But there was something beautiful that I noticed about this stripping away of the comfortable this time. My eyes and ears were finally opened once again to see and experience Jesus like never before.
I saw Him in the poverty and broken. I saw Him everywhere.
I not only saw, I heard.
Visiting the Potter’s House at Guatemala City Dump I felt the nudge and listened to the sweet whisper, “Bring others back here. Serve these children and this community.” I knew I heard it, but I didn’t want to believe it.
I was broken. I was stretched beyond measure. The faces followed me home. The whispers wouldn’t leave my soul alone. Now, what was I to do?
An invitation just for you.
Maybe you’ve been wanting to step out to another side of the street or even another country and serve, but you were hesitant. Maybe you already feel God impressing Guatemala on your heart. Maybe you’ve never even thought about serving in another country, but this invitation is stirring in your soul. But just maybe, you are hearing the sweet whisper now.
Since I returned from the Guatemala Wrecked Vision trip in February (click here or video above to see our trip recap), I’ve been speaking with Adventures in Missions about taking back a group of people to serve in the Guatemala City Dump area. I am beyond excited to tell you that we’ve finally got it planned out — a Guatemala mission trip just for you!
In October I’ll be gathering a group of 20 — I hope you are one of them — to serve the broken and impoverished in Guatemala City.
Here are the specifics:
- When: October 9-13, 2013
- Cost: $545 (airfare is not included)
- Includes: Lodging, food, and in-country transportation; all the details and logistics will be taken care of once you arrive
- Lodging: Normal room with shared bathroom and multiple beds
I totally get that not everyone can hop on a plane to a foreign country and stay a week. There are plenty of other ways you can be involved: pray, sponsor a child, provide resources for the Potter’s House.
More than a trip this is about serving and helping those in need.
Sign up now as the spots are limited.
There are only 20 spots for this specific trip. SIGN UP HERE. (see note below) Don’t delay. Don’t spend time arguing with why you should or should not go, like I do many times. If you feel the nudge, just step out in faith and obey the whisper.
I’m excited to see what God does with this special group of 20. It’s no accident that God whispered, “bring others back!” He wants YOU to be a part. My prayer is this trip only leads to more trips back to serve the people of Guatemala.
Who’s coming? What do you think about being out of your comfort zone for 5 days?
You can read more about stepping out of your comfort zone at Graffiti: scribbles from different sides of the street by clicking here.
I can’t wait to see you in Guatemala!