-Wow, I am exhausted and alive! This earthly shell of mine is really feeling fatigue and pains, yet my spirit (the real me) is alive and well, because Jesus my Lord is alive and here in La Campana! This morning we split into our mission teams after a breakfast of oatmeal and instant Guatemala coffee. My team was Dana Sneed, J.B. Williamson and Jeff Thomas - the missionary here. Before we could even leave for the houses though, the doctors had to go to the house of a 28 year old burn victim - Erma - to help her out and tend her wounds. While they were gone I went with Bethani Thomas, Dana Sneed, Brian Knack and Hannah Phelps to walk around and visit local villagers. Right away we were invited into a house/tienda where a girl named Mariela, her mother and some extended family members were. We immediately found ourselves sharing Bible stories with them as Bethani translated into Po'kom.
|The breakfast area at our site.|
|The Pokomchi people were humbling to be around.|
If He is I feel confident that I would be obedient to go.
|Jeff and one of our guides, Benito (from Day 4)|
-Tonight Dana and I tried to get the kids to teach us different phrases in Po'kom.
Hello - "C'alen" (add "Tak" if plural)
Goodbye - "Noj Pe" (pronounced Noch Pay with a throaty 'ch' sound)
Thank You - "Intioux Awe" (pronounced 'In-tee-osh away')
Yes - "Ho"
No - "Max Ta" or "Ta" (pronounced 'mosh ta')
Hopefully I'll learn more the more time I spend with the children.
|Jeff giving the girls their first taste of peanut butter.|
So I leave you, my journal, eager to see what the day brings tomorrow, wanting to see the LORD God move yet again! In Christ, Esteban