Day Three- Antigua!


From Zoey:

One of the many blessings people who come on this trip encounter is forming relationships with the people of Guatemala. Usually it’s with the people we meet in the clinic or on the home visits, but the relationships we make with people don’t have to be limited to the locals who come to the clinic. Today, while shopping in Antigua I had the privilege of getting to meet Cesar and his wife who owned an adorable shop where I got most of my shopping done.

Then there was Morales, an amazing man who Vicki and I got to meet. He hand carves different species of birds and then paints them so realistically you have to take a double take. I ended up finding my favorite bird, so naturally, I had to get it. And well…Vicki got 6. Afterwards Morales asked to get pictures with us and then gave us both hugs and kisses on the cheek. It was a moment I won’t ever forget, and when I look at that gorgeous bird figurine I’ll always be reminded of Morales.

Antigua Day is just as important as the Clinic days, because even though we aren’t supporting the locals with medical and dental care we are helping them make a living and provide for their families. Nothing is better than knowing you helped someone in some kind of way.

From Terrie:

Today we ate at a restaurant called Epicure and had a nice group lunch all together. And, here’s a funny story! I went to wash my hands in the restroom and I met a woman in the bathroom and struck up a conversation and asked if she was from Guatemala. She said she wasn’t, but was here on a mission trip! I asked her what her mission was and she said it was with an organization that supplies shoes for people living in the dump near Antigua. It ends up she was from Brea, California which is near where I am from! She then asked if I was just visiting and I shared with her that I was also on a mission trip and told her all about what our medical team was doing. She was excited to hear about our mission work. I asked if we could pray together and so, just outside the restroom door, we held hands and prayed for each other. I was so glad I struck up a conversation in the bathroom, of all places! I don’t believe it was a coincidence, it was such a joy to pray together! I also went zip lining and faced my fears and had an amazing time! Thank you Dana for taking me! Me writing this blog is proof I am still alive.

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  1. Corey Duncan July 29, 2018 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Hola como estan ustedes? So I have to say that I did a double take when I read that my mother in law went zip lining…and then to further support this I even saw a picture of her in her zip lining gear! Mamacita I am in complete shock! Can you believe it Jenni? You adrenaline junkie. And then you met somebody from Brea?! Now that’s mojo! I hope I got Jenni laughing on that one. 🙂

  2. Gary Buckley July 29, 2018 at 6:27 am - Reply

    I love hearing about how the team is doing! I’m so joyful to hear that you’ve been able to encounter the culture and people in multiple ways and see Christ in all of those. Praying for you all.

  3. Erin Valadez July 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    What a fun day! Your stories never disappoint. Continued prayers for your team!

    I have to ask….Heather, were you wearing a Smokey the Bear shirt the first day? (Jenni probably gave it to you as a gift).

  4. Wendy Cotting July 29, 2018 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Wow! 130 patients in 1 day. That’s awesome! So grateful that you guys are there providing care! Praise the Lord!

  5. Debby Mylar July 29, 2018 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Looks like you had a fun day yesterday. Glad you got to pray with someone at the restaurant right outside the bathroom, Terrie. Of course, there are never any accidents or coincidences; only divine appointments! Hope the rest of the trip is filled with those God appointments! Blessings!!!

  6. Rick Keys July 29, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Wow…what’s next for Mamacita? bungee jumping or skydiving. Facing your fears is just a leap of faith. Way to go. I’m proud of you. Love RJ
    Jenni, keep living your dream. I’m proud of what you have accomplished by helping all the people in need. Your mother and I have raised a very caring daughter to do what you do. Keep doing the LORDS work!! Love Dad

  7. Brenda Baird July 30, 2018 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Terrie, so awesome to see you went zip lining! Go Terrie! Can’t wait to hear more adventures while in Guatemala.

  8. Bucth July 30, 2018 at 1:53 am - Reply

    HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT VIEW! Has anyone ruptured anything listening to Heather? Man, that girl makes my laugh. Keep up the good work. all of you.
    Malinda, 2 years ago I Bought a home while you were in Guatemala, this year I SOLD a home while you are in Guatemala. 4 showings yesterday, offer today. Full asking GOD IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL
    All my love to my love, love you guys too……

  9. Kristi Abrahamson July 31, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Wow! Zip lining & Mojo all in a days work!!! Proud of you mom!!

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