Even though we were tired yesterday from all of the Easter celebrations at Maranatha Church, Letha and I spent the afternoon packing new clothes for orphans in Guatemala. We are headed down there next week for a quick trip to see Jessica and Josh and to take needed supplies to the kids at Casa Shalom Orphanage. It is exciting to think about how much they will enjoy the new jeans, shirts, shoes and underwear we are taking.
We are also in the planning stages of a larger group trip we have scheduled for this summer. At this point, a team of 15 people are going to Guatemala to serve on-site at Casa Shalom and the Rio Bravo Feeding Center. Team training will begin shortly and we are expecting an awesome and effective trip.
Jessica and I continue with our Peru prep and fund raising. Next month we travel to Lima and Cuzco to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. As part of our journey, we plan to help a children’s ministry center in Southern Lima. For more info, watch the video below (posted on March 28) or go to Maranatha’s outreach website: wecanshareit.org.
Honestly, it is not “back to missions”. Most of what we have done over the last few weeks as we prepared for Easter has been missional. Our vision was to take the message of Jesus to lots of people – and we succeeded. What I am doing this week is simply a different expression of the mission. This part is global as compared to a local expression.
I love every second of it.