Monday, November 17, 2008
Weekend in Guatemala City
This past weekend Traci and I were in Guatemala city to renew our Visas. We stayed at CASAS and really enjoyed connecting with the director and staff. I got sick as soon as we got to the city, it started with a runny nose and sore throat and progressed to a full blown cold, but it’s been good for us to be here away from the requests of the hospital and other volunteers. We actually have some space to ourselves here!
We went to the Mennonite church here and spent some time with the MCC country representatives before the service. They’ll be in Santiago next week working on a wood stove project with me and ANADESA, so we’re looking forward to hosting them a bit. The congregation was very welcoming- a lot of different people came up and thanked us for coming to church, and for taking a year away from home to serve. At the end of the service was a 20 minute play/musical put on by the kids that just finished Vacation Bible School. The families made all the costumes, and another Mennonite volunteer directed the program. As nice as it was to be in a Mennonite congregation, I think we both missed our home church, Community Mennonite, even more afterwards. It’s so difficult to really take in a sermon when it takes so much effort to just understand what’s being said.
Also here’s a little clip of the kids musical…..