It has been the experiance of a lifetime. My time in Guatemala could be defined by beautiful mountians, children’s smiles, and most of all- a faithful God. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to come on this mission trip and do the Lord’s work. God is moving, even in the darkest places on earth. My trip has been great. Though there have been a few bumps along the road, I am still grateful for everything I’ve experienced and all the people I’ve met.
I am currently on a flight back to the United States. This is happening four days earlier than expected. It was a very hard thing to find out I had to leave early. I knew I may never see some of these people again. I am leaving, however, for my own health and safety. The depression that I’ve struggled with got the best of me the other day. I ended up in a hospital having my stomach pumped. I am okay though. The Lord protected me. I hit a bump in the road and I made a poor choice that I am now facing the consequences for. I am very blessed however considering what could have happened had I not gotten help at the hospital.
I am sharing this to show God’s faithfulness, even in the worst situations. I have seen God work in my life constantly. One thing that I have found to be true is God has not abandoned me. Even in the smallest things and at the darkest points I have seen God. One example is the doctor at the hospital. The first blessing is that he spoke English fluently. The next is that he is a Christian. He also has suffered with depression and was able to relate to, and encourage me.
So even though I am leaving Guatemala a few days early, not under the best circumstances, I can still praise God for the time I have had there and how he has protected me. My prayer now is for the people of Guatemala, that they may continue to see the face of God in dark situations. I also pray that I may be healthy once again. Please pray that God guards my mind from thoughts Satan so desperately wants to put in my head.
This trip has taught me so much and has helped show me what I want to do with the rest of my life. This trip has shown me God’s love and faithfulness in any and all situations. So as I depart from this beautiful country, I look back and know how blessed I truly am. I only wish to visit again someday. To my dear friends I met in Guatemala, I will miss you and will be praying for you. To my friends in the States, I look forward to seeing you soon.