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Sunday // January 29, 2012

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!”

“Lord, I need to be reminded.”

After church we loaded the trailer and waded through the thick and contested, Sunday afternoon traffic, on our way to the airport. By 2:30pm, we had collected the team from Oakland Baptist and made our way back into this bumper to bumper madness.

It was good to see our old friends from Oakland and to meet Tammy, who had come for the first time. Everyone was excited to be here and to see what the Lord had in store for our week at Las Mercedes.

The further we escaped the city the lighter the traffic but there were many large sugar cane trucks on the road making the journey slow. The ride to the coast was going to be a long.

The condition of the Pan American highway was the worst I had ever witnessed. Pot holes that could swallow a small car, that could at the least ruin your front end, were everywhere. We slivered through using both sides of the road and the shoulders many times to avoid disaster. As darkness fell, it became a bit unnerving. Many times it was impossible to see the road as lights from on coming traffic blinded our sight. Rich, a truck driver from TN help me navigate, announcing what lied ahead. By our Lord’s grace we completed the seven hour journey and arrived at the dorm by 9:30pm.

The team wasted no time unloading and then reloading our food and supplies for Las Mercedes.

We finished late, took our cold showers, that were wonderful, and went to bed.

Thank you for praying,

Looking Back and Stepping Forward

Donna and I want to thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. God is blessing the efforts of service in Guatemala as He has touched so many lives in these remote villages.

Though Ely is gone, his legacy lives on in the lives of all who he touched. His words of wisdom continue to whisper in my thoughts each day. Now, as a new year has dawned, our calling remains, and together Eduardo, Maressa and Rosa will work directly with the mission teams coming. With your love and support and our Lord’s unending grace we shall continue serving with the pastors and churches of Esfuerzo Cristiano.

Next week we will be in Las Mercedes serving with Oakland Baptist Church, Rutledge, TN, and in a few weeks a large team consisting of volunteers from Mars Hill Baptist, West Point Baptist, Sharon Baptist, Lindsey Grove Church of God and one lonely Methodist will join forces serving in Nueva Florida.

Once again we covet your prayers…..I will be flying this Saturday and the team on Sunday. We will be traveling to the coast Sunday afternoon.

May we always be found faithful,