South Mountain Community Church - June 2014 | Hungry For Life

June 2014: ,

18 team members and 2 HFL leaders excitedly served in Membrillal and Zapote. The team worked hard helping to built a house and two stoves. There were a lot of youth going on this trip and several had been 3 years ago with South Mountain Community Church.  There were many talented young people who ran an evangelistic youth night and invited the locals to join them.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • Moved 753.5 wheel barrels of dirt 
  • Assembled 52 rebar columns for the next group to install. 
  • Built 1 house  
  • 2 stoves constructed
  • Provided bridge opportunities for Guatemalan pastors to share Christ
  • Provided skits and lead worship at their youth event

Team Testimonials:

”This trip gave me a totally different perspective and has made a difference in my life.”
”I learned a lot and grew closer to the Lord.”
”This trip changed my life and I will never be able to regret anything.”
”I enjoy making a difference in a community that will hopefully continue to make a huge impact in the community in the future.”
”I felt like the work I did is contributing to the kingdom and helping alleviate poverty.”
”Completely life changing and priceless experience.”
”I grew spiritually more than I could have imagined and learnt so much about myself.”

Team Blog:

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Last Full Day in Guatemala

Friday night after returning from Zapote, we took part in the youth night at church. We were asked to do the entire service for the night. Many in the group were a little nervous about that, but everyone did amazing.

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Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Last Day in Zapote, Homes, Stoves and Loving on the kids

Today we woke up bright and early once again for our final day in Zapote, and worked hard to finish a house and stove for a widow and her family.

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Friday, June 20th, 2014

First Day in the City of Zopote

Day seven in sunny, beautiful Guatemala and boy are we exhausted! Today we woke up at 0530 which is also known as o’dark thirty for good reason (can you tell she’s in the army?).  After eating breakfast we headed out to Zapote which is two hours south and much more humid than San Lucas.

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Internet Down Tonight

Due to an internet blackout, you can look for two posts tomorrow the meantime, here are some images from today, as the team built a new home for an impoverished single mother in Zapote.

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Last Day in Membrillal

I enjoyed another beautiful day in San Lucas and Membrillal. I awoke to sunshine…a good sign here. It’s such a blessing to hear, “Buenos dais” from the beautiful ladies who prepare our breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

No Rain in Membrillal today; No lluvia en Membrillal hoy!

Hi. Day 5 was pretty swell.  We woke up about the same time as yesterday. I don’t know what time it was, but I can tell you it was too early. We had a great breakfast of pancakes and fruit and love.

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Monday, June 16th, 2014

Membrillal Day 1

The crew was up before 7:30 to enjoy a lovely breakfast and then proceeded to get ready for the day. After everything for the day was packed we headed off to Membrillal to help with construction for a school.

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