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Hard Work and High Temps in Guatemala

David Mitchell called in last night and gave me a report of their progress in Nueva Florida.

Here’s the low down…

There are 17 gringos mixing it up (no pun intended), doing construction work, and evangelism this week in Guatemala. The rain had been coming very hard everyday by 1pm or 2pm for the last couple of weeks. Our plan was to start work by 5am and work until the rains came.
Though, I had prayed and asked the Lord to hold back the rain just a little (“Oh, ye of little faith”) then I thought, just in case, the plan to start early would be a good one. Especially since I’d be coaching from the side line. The guys did their part and so did God. The team ended up working from 5am to 5pm Monday and Tuesday. The rain held off and the work continued, but two 12 hour days of exhausting labor and triple digit temps can take it’s toll. Last night David said that they were just a bit exhausted.
Today, they were to have a shorter construction day because they were having a tamale fellowship/gringo gospel time. No word yet on how all of that has gone.
The way things go…

Monday : Several tons of rock and sand arrived at the job site. As the truck loaded with sand backed it’s way up the small road, a portion of the road caved in, thus, getting the truck stuck. The only thing to do was to move the sand by wheel barrows the last 100 yards—slightly up hill. After that task was finished the gravel truck fearing he would meet the same demise also stopped 100 yards short so the team moved the gravel the same way. David said that some of those young Texan bucks turned it into a race… one he was glad to let them win!
David said to make sure and tell everyone thank you for all the prayers. They are accomplishing more than expected by the Lord’s grace and strength.
Nueva Florida is one of those hard areas that has rejected the gospel. The pastor started his work there just a few years ago and his church is growing. I know that because of the testimony they are witnessing of these Americans who have come and are working so very hard in their village, that many more will open their hearts to the gospel of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
Thank you for your prayers and support! May our Lord be glorified in all we do! To Him be all glory.
Lewis