This post by Mary Lee
As children wait at the clinic, playing with the colorful and mesmerizing “parachute” is one of our favorite activities! In the large courtyard, you will often see 10-12 youngsters (plus “young-at-heart” adults) gathered in the afternoons. Grabbing the many handles on the outer edge of the flat, colorful circle of lightweight parachute fabric, we can create amazing shapes together.
Playing with the parachute is not a game for just a few. It takes a team effort. To create the billowy “parachute” formations, all must work together and listen for the leader to give the direction to lift. When we cooperate, we can even elevate the parachute and form a tent-like shelter under the large dome it creates!
This week, our team in Guatemala functions in much the same way. The medical outreach clinic is not an activity for just a few….all parts are needed and we must work together, following the lead and lifting our part. And when we do, God’s amazing “shelter” is provided for those in need!
For he will hide me in His shelter in the day of trouble;
He will conceal me under the cover of His tent…
I just got caught up on the blog, just in time for the last day!!
What a great trip it sounds like it has been… I love to see how God works through the giftings He brings. He’s so good! Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and love with the people of Guatemala… I trust you’ve been so well taken care of by Craig and Carol and am so jealous and glad you’ve gotten to see them and Karry, Selah, and MariaJose!
Much love to you all!
Praying for a safe trip home. I thank God for all of the good work done by the team.