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thank you…iaomai guatemala 2011

After dinner tonite(monday), the plan was to work on photos from yesterday and today…sunday oct 2nd…strategery meetingrecovery room…beforeafter…with some patientsmom and son, waiting for their turnbut God has a way of changing things on the “fly.” at least as i see it…but if ive learned anything from being on these short term mission trips is that change happens and God is still on the throne! There is comfort in that knowledge. No matter how things are goin, be it acccording to plan or is way off kilter…God is in control and if i trust, obey and follow wherever He leads me…im good!some new friends…high school and college age students who come and help translate for us.   praise God!

we got side tracked by the translators who were playing cards in the back of the dining hall…they wanted to sing karaoke which led to them dancing to different songs on various ipods and blackberrys for about an hour os so…it was a fun and much needed distraction!

nurse crystal with one of her favorite patients

the doctors & nurses praying for sandra and her parents before she goes into surgeryplaying with their luchadores figures…helping put the boys at ease before seeing the dentistchecking the eyesthank you kelly and delta dental for the toothbrushes!

there are so may things to be thankful for…last nite before the dance party started i had a chance to chill and worship.  i listened to the katinas live worship album, and as the song “thank you” played i couldnt help but stop and be still.  it had been a long 2 days and i was able to reflect on all those who are here to serve…and all i could do was say thank you to the God of the universe for calling me to Himself and for allowing me to use the gifts He has given me to worship Him in return!  thank you Jesus!

continue to keep cyndy, liza, loida n levi and me in your prayers…along with everyone else serving….

more photos and stories soon

2 responses

  1. Gotta get these guys to Oaxaca… somehow! Joe, I have tears in my eyes now thinking about the potential things we could do…

    Maybe it is because that has been my focus today, or maybe because when I stop and really consider my friends and family in Oaxaca, my heart breaks…

    Be safe brother…

    October 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm

  2. brotherjoe

    amen! im talking ail/oaxaca up bro.

    October 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm

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