THANK YOU ALL for being part of this day with your prayers and partnership.
Over 700 families received food, water, cleaning supplies and hygiene items today.
Just an incredible day!
Men, Women, and Children walked many miles, through rough terrain, crossing some rivers, but they have something to put on the table tonight.
Truckloads of food were taken to the three nearby villages where people have been stranded these past days.
Even the hot little dog got food bags.
Flight or Fight.
All of the sudden, emergency sirens went off and people started screaming, "EVACUATE!". We were about to move our team out, but everything seems to be calming down. Carlos and the other leaders started to pray and praise God. They felt we needed to go on and so off we went.
A Day Full of Miracles!
4:30 am - We drove to Escuintla.
6:00 am - Meet with the team from Vida Real Church and ORI, to our surprise Chili’s Restaurant has breakfast ready for over 25 volunteers who made up our team.
7:00 am - Drove to El Rodeo with Hopes to get to Galilea Church in El Zapote.
7:30 am - Enter El Rodeo town and delivered food to a Church that God had put in our hearts a few days ago.
7:45 am - We lined up with a truck full of 20,000 pounds of food, several pickup trucks, and all the volunteers. Emergency sirens went off and people started screaming evacuate, we were ready to turn back and leave. When everything seemed to calm down so Carlos and the other leaders started to pray and praise God. They felt we needed to go on and so we did.
8:20 am - We asked people to pray for our safety as we move forward, it seemed like the volcano calmed down and a white cloud started to descend over it throughout the day.
9:00 am - We reached the first river and felt that we should stop there, Pastor Jose Luis from the Zapote Church called Carlos and said he will tell people from the village to meet us there so they can get food and carry it back home.
9:40 am - We all started unloading, sorting items and very quickly we had people coming from all over. The local Guatemalan village leaders (Cocodes) helped us so much by organizing the people and many other things.
We left about 2:00 pm. No rain, no eruptions but many Army Officers were standing guard on the main road, blocking access, not allowing any trucks or cars into that area.
Only God was able to carry us through this! He gave us access to His people.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:2
There were many other things that happened, like the two Guatemalan pastors who came at the end of our work and shared a message with our team and then prayed for us and left to continue their way into the villages to preach and pray for people.
It will take us a long time to process all the details but we wanted to do our best in sharing with you how God has blessed this miraculous day.
Please continue to pray for the people in the affected area. Many are scared and are feeling desperate.