Day 7 – This morning, our class joined the elementary school for chapel. There was lots of dancing and spinning today as we continued to learn more dances from the students. Afterwards, our class split in two, some joining English classes, while the rest finished digging out the trench for the new science building. The trench was done by 9:30 a.m., and we proceeded to feed the cables through the ground and then cover them with dirt. Half the class continued painting railings for the science building after some more English classes. We finished the day as a class, helping some of the students to practice their conversation skills in an English class with Maranatha alumna Ella S., who now works here.
After lunch, we returned to the casa to listen to a testimony. It was very encouraging to hear the stories of others about the youths’ impact on their families and how they’ve managed to bring many to Christ through sharing God’s love. Then, we met the kids at VBS to share with them God’s peace through Philippians 4 and the reminder to “be anxious for nothing.” We prepared a drama, a song, some games, a craft and some snack for the kids while talking to them about how we can find God’s peace through prayer and supplication. We finished the day with familiar pizza – from Domino’s – and played some cards.
– Violet & Rylee
Special note from MCA Team Leaders David Fuller and Kae Anne DiPietro:
Please pray for Bennys, a Guatemalan chef who has been cooking amazing food for us this last week. He developed a gall bladder infection and went to the doctor today, which explains the Domino’s pizza for supper. Bennys has been able to receive antibiotic treatment and is improving.
Please also pray for Willie S. (pictured in the blue shirt with Jamie W. and Luis) and his family. Last night Willie’s mother passed away. Praise God, she was a believer. Although she had been ill for a while, her loss is hard for the family. I have known Willie since the first time we came down here and he has worked with our teams in some capacity each time. Willie is the foreman at the school and oversees anything project related. Luis and Willie are the coordinators working directly with our team and have been with us everywhere we have gone, from the moment we left the airport. They are both good friends who selflessly serve God here in Guatemala.