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Mission Guatemala :: Day 1

Mission Guatemala :: Day 1

There isn’t too much to say today regarding our first day here as it was a full day of travel… that started early (like 4 am early) and ended late (like arriving to our facility at 8 pm or 10 pm on our body clock time).  So needless to say we are tired.  We had two flights and then about 5 hours of driving from Guatemala City to Gualan, where we will stay and serve this mission. All in all,…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 12

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 12

Today reality set in.  We woke up and realized everything was going to be different as we were wheeling our suitcases down to the Rancho for breakfast.  I guess it is true that all good things do have to come to an end, but we were doing pretty well ignoring that reality.  So, team breakfast was a bit more somber than usual.  The morning greeted us with a rain shower.  The feelings of “see you later” started to permeate the…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 11

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 11

Today’s update should contain many words, yet I sit here to write and struggle to find adequate words to capture what we experienced today.  Everything about our day started the same, but nothing about our day finished that way. After closing the chapter on both our camp week and construction projects, today we had a different day in store.  For our last full day here, we headed off in the morning to Ruby’s House of Prayer.  I’ve written before about…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 10

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 10

Well, today was certainly bittersweet as the day was coming to a close and the bus was pulling out of the Ruby Ranch driveway.  We’ve invested the last 9 days there – between camp and construction and honestly, it was hard to leave.  We also had to say goodbye to the kids that came to play after school.  Goodbyes aren’t natural, so we like to say, “see you later.”  And we truly mean that.  By God’s grace we want to…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 9

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 9

Paul reminds us in Colossians 3, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (vs. 17).  This isn’t just a “if you can” kind of verse, but a command for us to put into practice in daily life.  And it affects all areas of our life – both words and actions. As a team, we work hard for unity through a common vision and purpose,…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 8

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 8

Mornings in Nica are beautiful and the Quinta offers such amazing spaces to meet God and enjoy the beauty of His creation.  And I’ve been so proud watching our students take their TAWG time seriously.  And then to see them lead their peers in our morning team devo has also been encouraging.  God truly has put together a great team and we are enjoying growing in our love for Him and each other. We are now settling in to a…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 7

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 7

There are days when God opens the eyes of your heart and enables you to see better than others.  Honestly, I think His desire is that we see with our spiritual eyes on a daily – even moment by moment basis – as Paul prays would happen in Ephesians 1:18.  We looked at that passage and topic last night in our team time and then set out to continue to put this into practice. With all of our mission teams,…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 6

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 6

We are coming to the close of day 6 here in Nicaragua and it was a great Sabbath day.  It was breakfast, team devo and then TAWG before loading the bus to head to Verbo Church (that is the church the Buzbees attend).  We took a moment to pray for our Mission Atlanta team, which is our 8th and 9th graders that left today on their mission. Verbo is pretty international in feel so we recognized some songs, but struggled…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 5

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 5

Community Day today was a huge success and a great finish to our week at camp.  We got the kids all fired up to invite their families to come out today and we were pretty stoked to see a good crowd walking up the road to the Ranch.  All in all we had about 120 join us for a day of fun and games and relationship building. We started out by gathering everyone to talk about what we did at…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 4

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 4

Mornings come early here but are such an awesome time to spend with the Lord.  The beauty of the Quinta with the sun breaking through the trees, the gentle breeze and the birds chirping is such a great setting to connect with God.  We are learning that hearing His voice as we read His Word and pray is so much easier when we don’t have the usual distractions we are used to.  And this individual TAWG and team devo time…

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