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October 2014 Trip to Guatemala

Camp Team Final Update

Now that we have all arrived home safely, our team would like to share our experiences of the past week. We have been reshaped by Christ, and we are excited to share these phrases with you. After asking each team member what God taught this them week, this is what they shared:
"During my trip to Guatemala, God taught me..."
Kaitlyn – “...that He is the Almighty God, and His plans can never be destroyed.”
Brenda – “...that God is with us, God is always with us, and He is mighty to save. “
Mark – “...In order to serve others in the name of the Lord, you have to put aside all your needs to truly serve them.”
Drayton – “...that I can fully rely on God.Little things like food and sickness do not matter.”
Aimee – “...that these kids don’t own much but these kids have love, which means they have everything."
Jim – “ see God’s kingdom come through all the different groups and gifts of the people. “
Jen – “...You don’t need to speak the same language to show love.”
Clark – …

Camp Team End of the Week Update

Can I really make a difference?

This was my first mission trip to Guatemala. I visited Guatemala about 8 years ago during the adoption of our daughter, Katie. This was also her first trip back to Guatemala.I felt God was calling me to go on this trip, and God worked out the time I needed off work and provided financially for our whole family of four to go.

Leading up to the weeks and days before the trip, I began to question why I should go, because I felt I would not make a difference. I thought, anyone can do what I am going to do. If I am not there, someone else will be right there to do the exact same thing. Plus, there seemed to be several unexpected things that came up, and I wondered if I should be home to take care of them. That was my way out, and they seemed like good reasons (excuses) to stay home.

So I was going into the trip with that mindset, and I was ready to go home in the first day or two. I had already decided that I would not come back again. I figured what I was doing probably wasn’t making much d…