NOTE: Todd Warfield from St John’s UMC, Dover NH is a member of this mission team in Guatemala.
Dear family and friends,
We have arrived in Guatemala safely and made our way to the beautiful Hotel Santos Tomas in Chichicastenango. We started our day somewhere between 2 and 3am and arrived at the hotel at 7pm Guatemala time or 9 pm home time. We unloaded the bus and had dinner and retired to our rooms for a solid nights sleep. I can speak for myself and say that I was exhausted! Travel is not always easy especially when you spend 4+ hours in a chicken bus : ) We met up with Roger from Indiana and Rupert from Georgia in Miami and Carole met us in the lobby of the Guatemala airport. Customs went very easy with the help our of local lawyer who made the process smooth. That was a huge thank you God! We stopped at the clinic to pick up the supplies we needed from there. The family home in the clinic in Camanchaj is finished and they are living in it. Next starts the work on the surgical suite so that both medical and surgical teams can be present in the same week. I was amazed at the work that had been completed there by other teams since I had last been there! I have attached a picture. I am very excited about this team. We are a family already (that seems to always happen – may it is a Spirit thing : ). I am sitting waiting for the team to arrive for breakfast. We will spend the morning in the market in Chichicastenango and perhaps find our way to the Catholic church with Mayan influences as well as the cemetery. We will then have lunch together and travel another 3 hours to Cunen where we will spend the week in mission. Thanks to all of you for your love and support and prayers. Our journey here has just begun! Stay tuned for more updates as the week moves on.
Love and Blessings from Guatemala,