Res-Life Rockford/New Hope/Calvary Reform 2017
Paradise Bound Ministries
So happy you ate there. Jealous too!
Praying you have the most beautiful trip ever!
Pretty amazing you are in the place Melissa loved so much and now a place I love! What are the odds?
Pretty sure God is up to something !
Can’t wait to see pictures. Hope you are sitting on the balcony in the mornings.
Best way to start the day
Keep looking up!
Hi All: Please read by reply to Lori Perez to get a quick update. I will write more on this Blog post tomorrow. We only have access to the internet at certain times and there are 32 of us here. All is going very well. It is quite the experience. Love you all very much!!!!
Hi Lori: Thank you so much for your message. It means so much. I can clearly understand why Melissa loved this place and so do you. I also love the picture of her that is hanging in the main room. God does work in mysterious ways.
Guatemala and this area is absolutely beautiful – the people and the country. We spent the last two days handing out meds. One location was a 4-hour drive over extremely rough terrain and very deep into the ‘bush’. It is a village that is so remote there are no towns or real roads. Dan found it on Google Earth. 20+ villagers accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. Praise God!!
Today we started on our home. The house is being build into a very steep part of the mountain and they have a million dollar view. The mother is a recent widow with 6 children, ages 17 to <1 year. She looks to be in her early 30's. She and her children are just such a delight. I will try to figure out how to post pictures.
I have been going out each morning and drinking my coffee on the deck watching the sun rise. I have thought of you often.
I can't wait to compare stories when I return. Until then…take care and God Bless.
P.S. I gave Dan his letter the first night we were hear. He asked me to tell you 'Hi!!' and asked how you were doing. I will be reading your message tonight.
Hi Erica, Lauren and Sam!!! And all others who read this message.
We woke at 5:30 am and were on the road by 6:30 am to head to the homes we are building. We applied stucko to the outside of the homes, painted the inside and wrote bible verses on all four walls. We had the family, including the grandparents, paint the palms of their hands in different colors then placed them on the walls to look like butterflies. We (Elizabeth) drew a set of God’s hands underneather. It is to symbolize our transformation when we accept Christ as our savior. Pretty cool. Their homes are 10′ x 12′ and will be used for sleeping. We found out today that both of the children’s parents have died and a close family friend have taken the children in. They are so excited to have this extra space.
Tomorrow we had back out to dedicate all 5 homes to each family, provide them with God’s message and give them clothing, household items, toys, etc. We have two large suitcases.
We miss you and love you very much.
Mom and Dad
Sounds amazing! We all have been thinking about you a lot. We can’t wait to hear many stories when you return. We miss you and love you!
Erica, Cara, Lauren & Sam
So glad to hear that you all are doing well. We can’t wait to see you tomorrow night!! We will share many stories and pictures when we get home. Wish you were here. This is definitely a trip you should take. It will change your life.
We will text you once we land in Atlanta and confirm our ETA into Grand Rapids.
Love you all!!
G & D
*underneath (I am tired)
I watched some of the dedications on Facebook today. Reminded me of how amazing the day of dedication is and of how beautiful it is there.
I know my letter was nothing special. Just something to break up the day !
I see Anya is just as fabulous as ever!
Tell her I said thanks for being her.
Tell Dan I said hi and I’ll see him next year.
So glad you got to meet him
See you soon!
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