On Wednesday we spent the day at Eagle's Nest Children's Home. Our first job was to move the children out of the home and into a separate building so that we could clean the home. What a job!!! The team took turns helping with the children, cleaning the home, and finishing our projects. We built shelves and storage boxes for the cabanas. Eagle's Nest is not just a children's home. It's a retreat center as well that hosts groups of all types. This generates income that helps keep the home open. The storage boxes and shelves will be used in the cabanas for guests that come for retreats.
On Thursday we took a boat across Lake Atitlan to a village called San Juan. Several team members sponsor children through World Hope International and were able to meet the child they sponsor. What a precious day! While they visited the rest of the team delivered school supplies at a Christian school. A bumpy, WET boat ride back across the lake and an afternoon or shopping in Panajachel. It rained, and rained and rained. Some of us were smart enough to take a taxi - 80 cents. Others preferred getting soaked!
Friday we packed and said goodbye to Eagle's Nest. We stopped by Antigua for a few hours and then checked into the hotel in Guatemala City. One of the highlights of the trip was when we debriefed as a team and shared how God had spoken to us throughout the week. Just another confirmation that these trips are making a difference in people's lives.
Saturday - 4 am - Team 1 headed to the airport. They'll probably meet the 2nd teams in the air. We hope to post more pics today. Thanks for your prayers and keep checking back as we share how God is blessing the 2nd teams!