Our first clinic day was absolutely phenomenal! We served 179 people today, which is much much more than we expected. Today is Gary's birthday, so to celebrate, we had tamales for dinner and delicious cake with a finale of firecrackers! All around it was an exhausting but rewarding first day. We were even able to play dodgeball with some of the young children!! Tomorrow we will attend a Lutheran church in Santiago Zamora. Please pray that we are able to touch each heart that comes through our clinic & that we are able to help them in some way. Pray for our health so that we are able to do what God brought us here to do. We just ended our night by hiking up to see the Fire Volcano erupting. God is so good!!!! Dios te bendiga (God bless you!)
We have arrived in Guatemala & everything went smoothly. We are at our gracious host's home for the evening and will start our first clinic day tomorrow. The photo of the town is Jocotenango, which is where our clinic will be at tomorrow through Monday. We are literally living up in the mountains at the base of the Water Volcano! Absolutely breathtaking! Please pray for our abilities tomorrow as we begin our clinic. Vaya con dios (Go with God)!!!
PS: Pastor Schilke & Mr. Roth are setting the tone for fashion on this trip! HAHA!
We were able to enjoy a nice dinner at our hotel last night! We arrived safely at the airport! Lots of laughs already! God is with us! Thank you for all of your prayers!
The MOST Guatemala mission team from Grace, Auburn met this afternoon for a brief service asking God's blessing and protection on their trip. A nice group was there to help send them off. They're on their way!
The 2017 MOST Guatemala eyeglasses mission team from Grace was commissioned on Sunday, June 25. The team members are (top row) Gary Roth, Sue Roth, Chris Roth, Lucas Weiss, Gilbert Bartz, (bottom row) Bethany Weiss, Karen Rauschenberger, Tammy Hyatt, Debra VanTol, (not pictured) Rev. Steve Schilke, Sharon Schilke, Morgan Harrison, Travis McNally, Haleigh McNally. The trip will last from June 29 - July 9. Please keep them in your prayers.