We’re Here!

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Well, we made it! We are hot and exhausted and sticky and a little lot outside of our comfort zones and having an absolute blast!

guatemala team

I am writing from the funniest little Guatemalan hotel room (where we have covered the bathroom sink to remind us NOT to brush our teeth with tap water) to the sounds of rain beating on the tin roof above us. It’s almost deafening and we kind of love it.

Unreal.

And such a cool privilege.

A spider just started making his way down from the ceiling over my bed and Ryan spotted intercepted him before I could get too gibbled.

Still. A huge privilege. ;)

We arrived in Guatemala City around 1:30 this afternoon and drove 6 hours north through the mountains to Cabon in Alta Verapaz. The scenery was beautiful and we saw things that I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around.

Roads where there shouldn’t be roads.
Corn growing where corn shouldn’t grow.
Whole pieces of road sunken off the side of a cliff that you absolutely must either drive around or fall to your death.
Motorcycles and people and animals and shops and views so big they were impossible for our eyes to take them in.

I want to remember it all.

mountains bw

Tomorrow we get up bright and early and head to a nearby village to learn about the work Food for the Hungry is doing there. Tomorrow night we’ll all sleep together at the school in the village, and Wednesday morning¬†we’ll get to meet the little girl we sponsor – her name is Olga and the kids packed up a fun little goodie bag for her!

for olga

I can’t wait to live it!

And I am excited to come back and tell y’all all about it again tomorrow night!

Have a restful night, friends.
So blessed that He is here with us.
And looking ahead to all that He has for us to see.

xoxo,
Raechel

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4 Responses

  1. Daniel C White 5 August 2013 at 11:48 am

    I love that you and Ryan are getting to experience this together. Take it all in and bring us along with you on this journey. So excited to hear about the people you meet along the way!

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  2. Leticia Cantoral 5 August 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for coming to be a witness of what God is doing with the little ones in this precious land! All the best…and have lots of fun!

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