Blessings from Guatemala,
We are now on the chicken bus heading for Cunen. We arrived at the Hostel last night at 9pm…settled in for the night so that we could get an early start today. After a great breakfast of eggs, beans, tortillas, milk and rice (like a cream of wheat maybe) and coffee, we packed up and headed to the Hot Springs…Fuente Georgina where we had an amazing time. The drive up to the springs was amazing. A narrow road, steep cliffs, local people farming the hillsides, beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountains and volcanoes and lush green terrain was what greeted us. It truly was awe filled. Surrounded by the beauty of the earth in this place moves the soul and heart. When we arrived at the hot springs, we were not disappointed. It is beautiful. I don’t think words can describe it. We all quickly put our swimsuits on and gently eased into the pools. Wow! It was so hot and relaxing and it was just what was needed to refresh our souls heading into a workweek. We had to double count everyone once on the bus to make sure someone didn’t hide out in order to stay longer : ) We had lunch at a local restaurant on the outskirts of Xela and are now headed to Cunen. It will be nice to finally settle into our rooms, to unpack, and to begin a somewhat regular routine for the week. I don’t know what awaits us in Cunen but I am trusting in God for great things to be revealed. Altitude at the hot springs was around 8000 feet – I believe Cunen will be around 6000 feet. No altitude issues yet. In fact everyone is well. We are grateful that you are on this journey with us. We gain strength from your prayers and your love. We will continue to connect as we are able. We know there is no internet in Cunen. Right now our bus has internet when the bus is running but we are changing vehicles for the week as we will need two vehicles – one for the construction group and one for the medical group. I do have 3G so if there is connection we may be fine. Please don’t worry about us if you don’t hear from us for a few days. We are in good hands – the support team is taking good care of us, we are taking amazing care of one another, and we are trusting in God to hold us close.

Our love to all of you.

Blessings, Linda

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NOTE: Todd Warfield from St John’s is a member of this team.