From Jacob:

Hello everyone on the World Wide Web!  Today was Day 5 of outreach and we had the opportunity to deliver a brand-new mattress and box spring to Sabino’s house because we noticed his bed needed to be replaced when we finished his roof on Saturday.  Sabino loved his bed so much he didn’t want to get back up again after laying on it!  We finished the day with a few more deliveries of food and water filters to a few patients of the medical outreach that needed the help.  One of the deliveries was a nice lady whose husband had just lost his job, she teared up and was so grateful for the help.  This is our last day helping these amazing people of Guatemala and I will miss saying buenos Dias and buenos tardes all day long to people on the street, in the outreach and when we visited homes.  The people of Guatemala are truly some of the nicest people you will ever meet.  This is my 2nd visit to Guatemala and some of the things that I will always remember are the kindness of the people, the closeness of the families, the gratefulness of so many things we consider to be very basic, and the hard work of our team.  Our team has worked so extremely hard with days starting at 615 am for wake up and going until 9 or 10 pm before we finally wrap up for the day.  This is a short-term mission that makes a huge impact to help hundreds of people in just a short week, I’m so thankful for being able to be part of this team that is changing lives for the people of Guatemala!!

From Ethan:

Day 5, coming to you from the pharmacy room, sitting next to a table full of chiky’s staring right at me. Today was a fairly relaxing day, I got the chance to see Sabino react to his brand-new bed. He was so happy and couldn’t believe we did this for him, immediately he jumped on, wouldn’t get off and said “Hasta Manana”. Sabino is such a blessing and is very grateful for everything God has done for him. I then was carried away playing hacky sack at the clinic with all the beautiful kids. The kids who joined us in hacky sack throughout the trip were really good and always had a smile on their face. Seeing what a ball full of beads can do to a community is a treat. I love being in Guatemala and interacting with the friendliest Guatemalans. Not to mention Christian, he always knows how to brighten my day and put a smile on my face. Watching the team changing the lives of these people is just wonderful. This was definitely an experience I will never forget, and many more to come.