Claudia’s House Build

by Team Member Aaron Roberson Today started with a 7 am breakfast and then loading the trucks for the day.  Today we would house build at the same site that we poured the concrete, Claudia’s house.  Our crew consisted of Saul leading, Daniel & Caesar, Dick & Bev Snakenberg, and my whole family -The Roberson’s….

G2 Day 6: Gafas (Eyeglasses)

by Team Member Megan Lehman Being in Guatemala has been nothing short of incredible this week! After studying Spanish in college, I was very excited to try out my Spanish language skills with the people we would encounter. God certainly has given me a lot of opportunities to use this skill throughout the week! Today,…

Claudia!

by Team Leader Annette Fulton (followup to earlier post:)  https://guatemalamissionssite.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/but-then-god/ A few weeks prior to this trip, we discovered a need for a special wheelchair. A mom we were building a home for had a 10 year old daughter who could not walk and is deaf. This Mama had carried this child, Claudia, everywhere. Also, due…

Cambiando Generaciones (Changing Generations)

Tonight as a group, we were introduced to a new Bethel Ministries employee named Dulce-Rebecca.   Dulce has an incredible story and such a heart for God! After graduating from college and becoming a schoolteacher, Dulce decided to go back to school to study social work. In addition to her work at the school and…

Day 4: Slabbing Away

By Team Member, Megan Lehman We have had nothing but amazing days here in Guatemala. Today, however, I saw God in everything that we did. Today, I worked with a team pouring a concrete slab for a woman named Anastasia and her four children. The drive to Anastasia’s house was much farther into the mountains…

Day 4: Pickin’ Chickens

Tyler’s Chickens When Bev Snakenberg first learned that she would be visiting Guatemala, she spoke about the trip with the kids involved in the Good News Club at Clear Creek Elementary School. The children had the opportunity to earn “Bible Bucks” by knowing their memory verses, filling up their quiet time book and just coming…

Thoughts on Wheelchair Day

By Team Member, Vanessa It’s hard to put into words how a wheelchair can change lives. Not just the life of the one receiving it, but the whole family.  Every time I come to Guatemala, I feel at home and my heart feels peace. Being a part of this distribution and the joy that comes…

Day 3 Home Visits Recap

By Team Member Megan Lehman Today was one of the most emotionally draining days God has ever given to me. Draining, but encouraging! Our team separated into three groups today; one for concrete pouring, one for house building and one for home visits. All our experiences were completely different, but yet they all had so…

Day 3…. Cement Slabs, House Building and Home Visits.

A post by Team Leader, Rick Fulton Wow….what a day!    Because of the fact that we have such a large team,  we broke into three teams today. The first team moved dirt,  prepared a foundation, mixed the cement, by hand, and laid concrete in the foundation and the floor of the 14 x 24…

Day 2: Wheelchair Distribution

A post written by Team Leader Rick Fulton Wheelchair day is an extra special day when working with Bethel Ministries International. Their mission began around 20 years ago and was primarily focused on fitting the disabled with wheelchairs. In Guatemala,  there is no safety net. There is no medicare,  no health insurance. If you can’t…

Wheelchair Day

A post written by Team Member by Megan Lehman Since learning I would be traveling to Guatemala, God has been inserting constant and supportive messages throughout my days. One that I have found particularly comforting and encouraging comes through a song: “God is on The Move” by 7eventh Time Down. I wake up at 4:30 every morning,…

Day 1…We Made It!

The first part of tonight’s post is by team member Megan Lehman. The moment I heard that Grace Community Church was going to be supporting a team going to Guatemala, I felt an immediate pull to this opportunity. After traveling to Guatemala in 2011, I always believed that God would call me back to this…