Guatemala Team Update

12694808_10153841819349242_4383435082018828003_oPray for the Winter Guatemala Missions Team as they leave ASELSI in Chichi and travel home. Chris Woodson provides this day-by-day update with photos.

Day 1 As we ended our first day in Chichicastenango, I was reminded what true wealth is…

  • Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? James 2:5

I am thankful to God for the gift of my friends in Guatemala.

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Day 2 Sharing love at the state hospital in Quiche`.

  • “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. ” John 13:34

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Day 3 Children.

  • Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

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Day 4 Discipleship Conference 2016 – “Disciples in the Family”.

  • Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

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The discipleship conference group photo:

Day 5 ASELSI clinic day and home visits … straight to the heart every time.

  • For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor’ Deut 15:11

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This was waiting for the team at one of our home visits today … talk about feeling the love. (Big tearful sigh)
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A final Update Note From Chris:
The team is well and growing tighter as a family with each other with each new experience.

One of many themes of this trip:
How do we define “poor”?  Do we define poor by a worldly standard of money and material things or by God’s standard of being spiritually poor, separated from God without the intervention of Christ Jesus?  Worldly wealth quite often becomes the idol in our lives replacing God and leading to feelings of unfulfillment. Individuals such as Pastor Miguel Angel and those the team interacted with during the discipleship conference may not be wealthy by worldly standards but are incredibly rich in Christ. This richness in Christ was lavished upon the team. Instead of just the missionaries ministering to the [materially] poor, the poor ministered to the missionaries.

  • Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?  James 2:5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. Jill Heisler said:

    Thank you Chris and The Crossing team for the blog and pictures. You are a true blessing for the leaders and missionaries at ASELSI and all the Guatemalan lives that you touched. Love those beautiful faces. Praying for safe travel back home.

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