I returned a few days ago from a mission trip to Guatemala. This was my third trip in three years. My daughter Chloe came with me the first two times I went and it was kind of a father/daughter trip. This year, we were able to raise enough support to bring my wife, Jenny, and my youngest daughter, Alyssa, along too. So, it was more of a family adventure this time. Wow, what a fun and meaningful adventure it was. We went with a fantastic organization called Mission Housing Ministries.
I have found that people don’t really understand the point of going on a mission trip until they actually experience it for themselves. That’s what happened to me the first time I went. I had my reasons for going, but God turned it into such a different trip than I was expecting. I came home changed in a really good way. My wife and my two girls will tell you the same thing about their experience, now that they’ve all gone to Guatemala. All I can say is it truly is a life-changing experience. That’s the kind of grand statement that I normally use to describe it knowing most people don’t really know what I’m talking about unless they’ve been on a similar trip themselves. So, that’s about all I can really tell you about my trip.
Instead of trying to describe everything, I’ll give you some pictures instead. However, the one thing I want to point out to any parents who might be reading this is that serving Jesus Christ on the mission field along with my kids and my spouse is one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done. The trip can be described as a working vacation that the four of us will never forget. Lasting memories were created for my family along with a deep sense of having done something that really matters.
Enough of my rambling about things that can’t adequately be explained. Without further ado, here are some pictures to give you a taste of what our week in Guatemala was like.