Risen Life Church - May 2015 | Hungry For Life

May 2015: ,

A team of 10 men and women from Risen Life Church, Utah traveled to Guatemala for 8 days. This was the third time that the church had sent a team to the area, with 6 returning team members. The team visited the community of Membrillal and worked on building the walls of the new church building. Then they traveled to the small rural community of Zapote to build stoves and helped build a house for under-resourced families. They reconnected and continued to build lasting relationships between the communities and the people of Risen Life Church.

Community projects: 
Additional items accomplished: 
  • Handed out 2000 Gospel tracts
  • Laid cinder blocks for the new church building, completing the lower wall around the perimeter of the building
  • Built 1 house  
  • 2 stoves constructed
  • Provided bridge opportunities for Guatemalan pastors to share Christ

Team Testimonials:

“The in-country people said we exceeded their expectations.”
“HFL and the field partner always makes it a worthwhile experience.”
“We accomplished a lot and it felt good to see all the people's gratitude.”
“We worked hard and got more accomplished than we planned.”
“This trip was well worth it and I plan to keep on doing it [more short-term missions trips]. It was the best money that I have spent in a long time and this is my third time coming to Guatemala.”
“[This trip was] a life-changing experience and I would be interested in co-leading a group in the future.”
“The part that impacted me the most was the lady and her father whom we built the house for. He is wheelchair-bound from a stroke and she takes care of him. Now they live in a home that doesn't leak when it rains.”

Team Blog:

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

The Work is Only Beginning

Every morning we have a word of the day that we should focus on throughout the day.  Today the word was celebration. Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us that there is a time for everything. We have spent the last week working very hard to help build a house, stoves, and a church.

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Friday, June 5th, 2015

Christ's Love in Guatemala

As a team we start every morning off with an excellent breakfast and a devotion prepared by one of the team memebers.  The passage for my devotion was Luke 14:15-34 juxtaposing the picture of salvation with the cost of discipleship.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Here I sit in Guatemala

The Gospel calls us to go to the nations. I have prayed and pray often that God would conitnually allow me to be involved in the taking the Gospel to the nations. Here I sit in Guatemala. God is faithful.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Back to Zapote

This was a long day. To clarify, it was a really long day. But it rocked us, changed lives, and was just plain awesome.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

There is No Unessential Role

There is a time when the exotic becomes natural: Fireworks going off at 5 am have become expected, buses with flames painted down the side no longer draw our attention, and seeing two people with a dog on one motorcycle no longer seems strange.

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Monday, June 1st, 2015

Back in Membrillal

Romans 12:1 - I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Church and Making New Friends

The worship service was very impactful today. As someone who speaks no Spanish, to me it's usually just that thing that always follows the important English part of an announcement.

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