Finally, a day we do not have to be running full speed ahead. It will be so nice to be able to take some time to reflect on the past 7 days and thank God for this opportunity. Dick says that if all we want to do is come down and do some good for others like build them a house or give them some food and clothing, then it is better to stay home and send the money we would have used to get to the airport. At first I wasn’t quite sure what to make of that, but he went on to explain. There are people in Guatemala that Bethel can hire to build houses, fit wheelchairs and distribute food, but really, that is just the mode we are using.
By coming here, teams have the opportunity to SEE firsthand what these people are up against. See, not only with their eyes, but with their hearts. Until you allow God to change your heart into that of a servant, you cannot truly be open to what he made you for. He brought us here so that we can return home and share our experience, not just what we did, but how God worked in us. I think it is easy for many people can see the need in places like Guatemala, I pray this experiences opens eyes to need in our own communities – our own congregation.