Thoughts about 2014 Guatemala Mission Trip – Part 2 – Arrival


When you haven’t made a trip like this in awhile you forget how exhausting it is to travel this far. Today was an exciting day as we arrived in Guatemala. It was also a very tiring day as we got up very early to make it to the airport for our 8:45 AM departure time. This meant that we met at the airport to check in at 6:30 AM.

Our team arrived in Guatemala City early in the afternoon and then had a three hour bus ride to Panajachel where we will spend tonight before moving to the River House tomorrow. River House is the dormitory created by Mission Guatemala to house the work teams. Because of flight schedules there is a slight overlap of teams – the workers from this past week are still at the River House. They will leave early tomorrow morning for Guatemala City and we will take their place. Tom Heaton and his team really have this down to a science and everything has gone perfectly to schedule.

There is another team here this week from the north side of Atlanta, Georgia. The photo with this blog post is from dinner where we are all sharing a meal and getting to know each other better.

We really have a great team representing St. Mark’s UMC. Six of our ten team members are in their teens and it is exciting to see their enthusiasm for the country and for the work being done here. What a great group of young travelers!

Tomorrow we attend worship and also learn more about the area and Mission Guatemala but for tonight I think we are all looking forward to a good night’s sleep after sharing such a great meal.

¬°Buenas noches, amigos!