Well we are into our decent into Atlanta feeling physically tired but spiritually full. Once again it is amazing that you head into a trip to bless others only to receive a greater blessing yourself. It truly is better to give than to receive. There are many things about this trip that I could write about, but two things that are fresh in my mind that took place yesterday.
God did an amazing thing regarding financing this trip. Not only did each teen and adult become fully funded which included a $100 donation, but we were able to bring down an extra $1000 for a total of $3200. We were given a couple of different options for where the money could go, and the group decided they wanted it to be invested into people and not projects.
On Monday, we met with the four 9th graders that would benefit from the gift so that they could continue their schooling since it was their last year at the Los Amigos school. They will be going to a Christian school which is 6x the cost of Los Amigos. It is humbling to think that God allowed us a front row seat to see how He makes things happen for his Kingdom. To be able to give them that gift, speak into their life and pray for them was simply incredible.
The other event was our presentations with the classes in the afternoon. We ended singing “Open The Eyes of My Heart Lord” in English and then they joined us in Spanish. Every time I experience worship like this, I can’t make it through. It’s just beautiful! You are overcome with emotions and this thought came to mind, maybe God has us wired like that? There is a wholeness or a fullness when the Lord of the nations is worshiped by the nations.
“And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.””
Revelation 5:9-10 ESV
All glory to God for a trip that He was in and we got to be a part of it as we lived Up, In and Out in Guatemala!