So with it being the day before we depart to Guatemala all I can think is “What are we going to be doing?” This is probably due to the fact I’ve missed a few meetings and don’t pay attention to the ones I’m at.
But in all seriousness, anytime I go on a mission trip I always wonder what exactly are we going to do there. Of course I’m talking about the physical work, but I also mean in other ways like with people, with God, and with ourselves. What will we do to impact the people we will be working with and for? What will we do to learn about God and teach about Him? And what will we do to learn about ourselves and to discover who we are and what our limits are?
So in the day before we head out I’m full of questions, however by the end of our service I will have answers to all of them.
-- Ben Patterson
Many prayers appreciated as we wrap up our preparations and head out tomorrow! We fly out of Dulles at 4:15pm to El Salvador. We have an hour layover there and another quick flight to Guatemala City and plan to arrive in Guatemala at 8:55pm (their time -- 10:55 Pennsylvania time). We have a 45 minute drive from the airport to the mission center where we are staying.
We hope you continue to follow us through our adventures :) We will have a member of our team write and post each day during our trip. We hope to post close to the same time every evening.
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Our next post will be from Jackson Stahl tomorrow!