Aug

05

Guatemala 2016 | Relentless Hope

I have felt the weight of transitioning back to “normal” life after Guatemala in almost every fiber of my being. I am exhausted physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and relationally. I feel as if I need to ration out each day’s energy carefully, lest I run out too early. Much like Janet shared in her blog, […]

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Aug

02

Guatemala 2016 | Hope Stirs in La Limonada

  Today our bus driver, Eddie, maneuvered some tight spaces as we made our way into the heart of La Limonada. “Developed” may be too organized a word to describe how this community came to be over the past six decades. Composed of ten neighborhoods, La Limonada exists in a once-lush ravine, populated by Guatemalans […]

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Jul

21

Guatemala 2016 | Fail, Rest, Repeat

“For most of us, learning to do anything requires the willingness to fail. An unwillingness to fail can be a significant barrier to learning… Any significant growth in faith will require risk and even failure.” Jim Martin’s words about faith and failure have become a crucial guide for me as I consider our upcoming experience […]

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Jul

13

Guatemala 2016 | Always Beginners

In January 2011 I traveled to Guatemala with Spring Arbor University as an undergraduate. At that time we explored many of the same areas Cohort 19 will be exploring in a few short weeks. As I consider our upcoming journey I am very eager to re-encounter the beautiful country I fell in love with five […]

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