It’s Not My Problem!

Final thoughts by Brad Have you ever pretended to NOT hear someone, and then keep going? Maybe they even call to you again, but with the same result…you just keep ignoring them? How did it turn out? Typically, they finally catch up to you, and then you say, “Oh, sorry…I didn’t hear you”. Why do […]

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Cornucopia – Rick’s Final Thoughts

Webster’s dictionary defines Cornucopia as “an abundance”. I envision a cornucopia as a basket overflowing with fruit. The 2015 J127 winter mission trip to Tecpan seemed like a cornucopia to me.     We saw an ABUNDANCE of fruit. Brad started this vision of revisiting and reinvesting in a community 7 years ago. This year was the […]

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Our Neighborhood – Scott’s Final Thoughts

  Final thoughts – Scott We have been home for a week now and have had time to get back into familiar routines. Our clothes are clean, and we have worked out most of the “bugs” we had in our system. As with all great adventures, it continues to impact us in unanticipated ways, long […]

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Education needs from trip

We all made it back from the trip safely. It is always great to come home to our families and spend time with them. The hugs from them feel so good. There are so many stories to tell, and pictures to see. Life back to normal? Quite honestly, it takes a while to decompress and […]

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Misperceptions

Posted by Scott Well, all that is left is the trip home. We woke up around 3 am in order to beat the insane traffic that heads into Guatemala City each day. Chris was really excited to get home, too. He has been out with teams for days and days and really wanted to spend […]

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Distribution Day

After a very short night’s sleep, we had a quick breakfast and headed out for Chimaltenango. This is the day that so many lives would be changed through mobility. The distribution was being held at a church next door to the Bethel wheelchair warehouse. We arrived early enough to begin moving wheelchairs into place. Our […]

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Salvation for Victoriano

Nothing is random. I know it is hard for some people to believe that there is an all-knowing, all-powerful, loving God who is in control of all events in human history. But, if you come to Guatemala and see what has happened over the past few days, you will change your opinion. Today only confirmed […]

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Jars of Clay

After our amazing day on Monday, it was hard to imagine it could be any better. But, we had a very special day building a home for Ursula, reconnecting with old friends and praising God with our Guatemalan brothers.  We started the day again with breakfast and our morning devotion led by Tom. We talked […]

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Heartbreak, restoration and marriage

My body is tired, and as I begin to sit down to record today’s events, my eyes are beginning to fill with tears. It has been a day full of heartbreak, healing, restoration, joy and love. I almost don’t know where to begin. The events are actually so intertwined that it is difficult to separate […]

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