15 Dec Monday Morning Reflections on Guatemala, Finding Hope, Strength and Courage
The people that I met in Guatemala have made a profound impact on my life, from Jodi, who’s passion for orphans through her work with Orphan Sunday is incredibly inspiring and contagious. The Twietmeyer family whose passion for helping special needs orphans, like those who are HIV positive or autistic inspired me to accept there invitation to be on the board of Project Hopeful. Then there was little Maria Jose who lives in a hut in the jungle with her dad and brother after the tragic loss of her mom; she walks 20 minutes through the forest each day to a school, who’s story we came here to tell. This school has introduced her and her family to Jesus and a new life. Then there was strong and courageous little Jennifer who was the victim of unspeakable abuse from those who’s job was to protect her, now she lives in a home aptly named “My Little Treasure” where she is safe and surrounded by those who are reflections of God’s grace, love and mercy. Jose and his sister Hanna who were born with a crippling bone disease and are confined to pushing themselves around on little carts while displaying the most unforgettable smiles.
“A Desire becomes a Hope when we discover a reason for its expectation, and there is no better reason to expect something than a promise given in the Word of God.”