10 Days Left
In ten days, I will be journeying off to Guatemala for a mission trip through my church. This will be my fourth time going down to Guatemala. We will be serving in the same village, Curva del Pino, that our church has sent several teams to over the past five years. I went on the very first trip in January 2013 and I am so thrilled to be serving with my brothers and sisters down in the village.
Part of this trip will be bittersweet though because it is our last time going down to this village to serve. Our mission was to help the physical and spiritual needs of this village, and God has provided in a huge way. They now have a church, new school, many new homes, better food sources and clean water. There are better relationships and the people are encouraged to serve each other moving forward. We will always maintain a presence in this country as future trips from our church will continue to go Guatemala. The future trips will be starting a new village project in another village that is in bad or worse shape than Curva del Pino was when we got there five years ago. During those future trips the missionaries will connect with this village to gauge how they are doing and how we can still support them.
Last week, I asked you all to pray for our trip. If you could specifically pray for the villagers so they feel encouraged in all the hard work they have participated in over the last five years. Also pray that they will share the love of Christ with their families and continue to support and grow their village. Lastly, pray that they are able to be a helping hand to other villages nearby in their own transformations.
I will be posting more on social media these next few days talking about the trip so be on the lookout for pictures and news! You can follow our Atlas Facebook page here or follow me on twitter or Instagram here.
Facebook Live Class
Tonight Lauren and I will be having a Facebook live class to talk about using essential oils in the summertime. We will be talking about sunscreens, bug sprays, and much more tonight. I will also show you what oils and oil products I will be taking with me on our trip to Guatemala. We would love for you to join us at 8:00pm tonight. Just follow us on Facebook and you will get a notification when we are live so you can join in.
Special Office Hours
On Friday, July 20th Atlas will be open from 8:00-9:00am. The last appointment of the day will be 8:45am so please plan accordingly!