The Mayor’s Office…..

by Annette Fulton A unique aspect of this week has been the presence of the Mayor’s office. The mayor, or assistant mayor,  or the wife of the mayor have attended or supported each aspect of our projects. Representatives and social workers from his office have joined us as we built homes, went on family visits…

G2 2018: By the Grace of God

 By the Grace of God by Megan Lehman Today was our last day in Salama and it’s a complete tornado of emotion. I spent the day with our team doing home visits, meeting some of the people who are living in extreme poverty. We saw children, parents, and grandparents who were living in ways I…

G2 2018: Turning the Spanish Off?!

Turning the Spanish Off by Megan Lehman As one of the only Spanish speakers on our team, I have been having a great time with the challenge of playing translator. With us this week we have the son of one of the Guatemalan pastors who work for Bethel, Danny. Danny speaks only Spanish, so I…

G2 2018: Making Friends, Praising God, and Giving Out Wheelchairs

by Megan Lehman Today was our trip’s first wheelchair distribution in the city of Rabinal. We drove just about an hour from Salama and began unloading the truck as soon as we could. Last year, one of my favorite things to do during the wheelchair distributions was hand out reading glasses. It was so much…

G2 2018: First house build

by Annette Fulton  Ben and Emily Mooney and Lindsay Wynia (intern from Iowa 💕) led our team. Today’s house build team: Richard Trealoff Michael Brigham Dawn and Levi Stultz Natasha and Cameron Miller Megan Lehman and myself, Annette Fulton Today we met the Garcia Coy Family. Jaime Garcia (27) provides for his family selling shaved…

G2 2018: Day 1. God in the housebuild.

Day 2 by Megan Lehman This morning, I am starting the day with a devotional while looking at mountains and watching hummingbirds chase each other through the birds of paradise flowers. I am truly in awe of what God has created here in Guatemala. I think it is fair to say that I ended my…

G2 2018: Here We Go!

By Megan Lehman Good morning, everyone! It’s an absolutely beautiful morning here in Salama. Yesterday was a long day of travel, making new friends, and preparing for what God has in store.  I rode in a car with Ben and Emily, son and daughter in law of Chris and Donna, and we enjoyed a few…

G2 2018: We made it!

It was a long day! Annette and I were up at 2 AM, left for the airport at 3 AM!!! Everyone was on time at the airport at 4 AM!   It was a zoo checking in all those bags!    Quite a bit of shuffling to make the weight limits!! Flights were all on…

G2 2018: Naysayers

Naysayers by Annette Fulton You know those people… the ones who criticize others, often because of their service and goodwill…. The one’s who judge, or decide what others are doing right, and doing wrong. That was me. I was the one who said, “mission trips need to happen in our own area, in our country”….

G2 2018: The Other Team

The Other Team.    by Annette Fulton We are now to the point of final packing. Our lists have been checked, our passports are sitting near the door, and our hearts are excited, anxious and curious about what this trip will hold. As this team prepares to leave, we cannot move forward without addressing the…

G2 2018: Meet the families

  Meet the Families.  by Megan Lehman We are leaving for Guatemala in just under a week and our team is so excited to see what God has in store. And while we’re in our final stages of preparation, we’d like to share with you some information on the families we will be serving.  …

G2 2018: Counting Down the Days to Our Departure!

We are down to less than a week until we head out for our G2 (Grace Guatemala) mission trip! This is our 2nd mission trip with Grace Community Church. From the great response from the last team,  we quickly assembled a team for this year’s adventure! Meet the team: We have a 16 member team. Seven are veterans…