Monday, July 14, 2014

The Land of Captives

The elderly, malnourished, orphaned and crippled - all have touched my heart over the last eight days.  After my second trip to the beautiful country of Guatemala, I am convinced that there must be very few places on earth such as this - In one scenic picture, you can capture so much beauty, joy, happiness, pain, hunger and sorrow. 

This trip consisted of hard manual labor, feeding at the dump, evangelizing throughout the villages and lots of baby lovin', playing and hugging. I was a wonderful experience and I haven't been this tired in a long time ha! 

Only the pictures and faces can truly tell the stories. I left my time in Guatemala  feeling so blessed for what God has given me. I shared this verse with my group as a heart-cry and a prayer - the Lord is good my friends!

The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me
    because God anointed me.
He sent me to preach good news to the poor,
    heal the heartbroken,
Announce freedom to all captives,
    pardon all prisoners.
God sent me to announce the year of his grace—
    a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies—
    and to comfort all who mourn,
To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion,
    give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,
Messages of joy instead of news of doom,
    a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.
--Isaiah 61--

1 comment:

  1. These photos are worth a thousand words a piece. So many stories and emotions. Thanks for sharing with us!


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