Family Team - Wednesday

After a sleepless night in Antigua we drove to Chimaltenango. For those of you who have been with us to Lake Atitlan - you might remember this town. It's the one where everyone changes tires. Dirty, smelly town. I affectionately call it the "Tire Town." I now know that on the outskirts of the town is a precious Children's Home called "Agua Viva." Over 80 boys and girls live there.

They loved the capes that the ladies from Shady Grove and students in Raleigh had made for them. I'll never forget the 2 little boys - maybe 4 years old - running around with their capes flying behind them. Thank you ladies for using your gifts. Your love is making a lot of kids smile:)

On our way to Eagle's Nest we ran into a little trouble. At one point traffic came to a complete halt on the Pan American Highway. It was getting dark and to be honest, I was a little nervous. Our wonderful Guatemalan driver, Hector got out to see what was going on. The people of Solola were protesting a recent increase in bus fairs and they had the road blocked. We were told that we could wait it out (possibly several hours) or take the "other road." We had been told that the "other road" was dangerous so opted to wait it out. We prayed as a group - specifically that the kids on our bus would fall asleep and that God would protect us and give Hector wisdom. God was faithful and the kids slept or were so involved in their ipods that they hardly noticed the delay. Less than an hour later we were on our way to Eagle's Nest! Thank you God for your protection:)

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