Dear members and friends of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church,
On October 8-15th, I will have the opportunity to travel to Guatemala on a Global Impact Trip. Guatemala is a small country in Central America with one of the biggest gaps between the upper and lower classes in the world. In Guatemala extreme poverty can exist next to extreme wealth. This dynamic has left many in poverty with no hope of escape.
However, we can provide hope to a small community outside Guatemala City. In the community of Los Verdes, Vision Trust has built a Learning Center where kids can come to learn, eat a good meal, be discipled, and one day have the hope of escaping poverty.
While in Guatemala the mission group will spend the majority of our time investing in the children and staff at this Learning Center and the surrounding community. I currently sponsor two children there - Claudio and Daryln- and love receiving their letters. In his last letter, Claudio asked me when I was coming to visit. Getting visits from sponsors means everything to the children and their families!
We will be doing VBS, home visits to install water purifiers (or check ones previously installed), construction and cleaning the school as needed.
Friends, I have felt a call on my heart to do mission work since a child. To have this opportunity given to me is an answer to prayer. I am asking that you raise the mission team up in prayer during our trip. We are asking God for safety, unity, effectiveness, humility, willing and obedient service wherever we are called into service. Please let me know of your willingness to pray. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you so much for your support and thanks for helping make a difference in Guatemala!
While on our trip, we hope to send updates and pictures to the Global Impact blog. Follow along at cpccglobal.org.
In His Service,