Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Here is the slideshow, as I promised. I know it took me a while, and sorry about that. But I hope you enjoy it now!

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support for us while we were in Guatemala. It meant more to us than words can ever say. Please continue to pray for the people we ministered to and the missionaries working there. 

Until our next trip (TBD),

Bethany for the Guatemala 2011 Team

Monday, April 11, 2011

04/11/11- 4,359 photos

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Last week I got photos from most of our team members. The total came out to be 4,359 photos. Yesterday, I finally emerged from under the pile with 800 of the best snapshots, sorted and renamed, to be made into a DVD that can be distributed to the rest of the team. I'm about to start the process of reducing those 800 pictures to about 150 for a slideshow. Once I get that slideshow put together, I'll post it here.

Thank you all so much for your prayers. They mean more to us than you can ever know. Please continue to pray for us as we continue to readjust to life here in the States. God did amazing things in Guatemala, and we don't ever want to forget any of it. Again, thank you so much!

Monday, April 4, 2011

04/04/11- We're back!

We made it back safely! Here are a few pictures of the trip. I'm working on a slideshow from the trip, and I'll try to post that and maybe some videos when I can. Thank you all for your prayers. It was a completely incredible trip... beyond words. Again, thank you!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

04/02/11- Leaving today

We're getting ready to go! Please pray for safe travles and for us to have plenty of energy and patience. Also, praise God with us for the extra money from our budget that we're able to leave here for the work at the tracks. Thank you all so, so much for your prayers. I'll try to post a more detailed overview tomorrow or Monday! :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011


We went over to Lake Atilan this morning. The half-hour boat ride was very enjoyable. When we arrived at the village, we lugged several suitcases full of ministry supplies part way up a hill. We arrived at the school and delivered the ministry supplies. We then spent a couple hours hanging out with the kids. We played soccer, jumpped rope, made power band bracelets, and played with pipe cleaners. We walked around the village and were able to see a home that Pastor David had built there, along with an area of homes that were destroyed by mud and rock slides last summer. While we were standing where one girl's house had been, we prayed for her and her family. It was incredibly powerful. After the boat ride back, we had lunch and some free time. We drove back to the mission house and had dinner. We're getting ready to have a team devotional time. Please keep praying for us, that God would work in and through us. Tomorrow is our last day here doing ministry. We're going to take several of the track kids to a water park and Pizza Hut. Thank you all so, so much for your prayers!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

03/30/11- Hello from Lake Atilan!

We made the four hour trip safely! We got to Lake Atilan about lunch time and spent the afternoon shopping around town. We went out for dinner and enjoyed some great fellowship, had a team meeting, and now we're back at the hotel getting ready for bed and a full day tomorrow. Most of us are feeling much better. Please pray specifically that nothing that we ate or will eat will make us sick. Pray that God would help us to be very flexible tomorrow, as we aren't really sure what exactly we're going to be doing. Also, pray that God would work in and through us, and that His name would be glorified above all. Thank you all so much for praying! It means more to us than you can ever know.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Let's Keep Praying for the Team

One week before the trip began, Bethany posted the following prayer requests on her blog. I think they are still relevant. Please continue to pray for the team. From Bethany:

As we start the countdown to departure, here are a few more prayer requests:
  • Please keep praying that we would be unified as a team and spiritually prepared for everything that God wants to do in and through us as we prepare, go, and return.
  • Thank God for being faithful to provide everything that we needed and will need. We are in awe of what He has done already through this trip.
Thank you all so much for your prayers, support, and encouragement. It's because of you that this trip is a reality. We wouldn't be able to do what we're doing if you weren't praying, so thank you!