Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been in Guatemala for an entire month! On one hand, it kind of feels like I’ve been here forever, but on the other it feels like I only just got here. Crazy how time works that way, huh?
Anyways, we are wrapping up the school year here. At one school we are giving final exams this week and our last day of school is Friday. At the other school this is review week and final exams are next week. There’s a lot going around here on with the end of the school year arriving: grading notebooks and homework, ensuring everyone has all of their assignments in, reviewing all the material for the final exam, etc. I’ve also got my online course and I’m getting ready to move (I’m moving from the hostel I’ve been in to an apartment this week!), so I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy.
I’ve been attending a church here where I have met some really great people! There is a program there that trains young adults from the United States in ministry and missions that is coming to an end for many of the students I have met. They will be finishing their training this week and then heading to various countries to serve for the next 6 months. There are 18 students who will be spread out across Uganda, Kenya, Cambodia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. I will be praying for them as they go out to serve the Lord in these countries, and I would like to ask you to lift them up in your prayers as well.
Here are a few other things you can be praying for:
-Pray for the students during this last week or two of school, that they are all prepared for their final exams and are able to focus and do their best in each of their classes
-Pray for all of the teachers as they give the final exams and wrap up the school year
-Pray for the teachers and volunteers that have this month off, that we would all use our time well and that those who are travelling will stay safe and healthy
-Pray for all of the teachers and volunteers as we prepare lessons and workshops for “summer school” that will begin in November
-And pray for me for discernment and direction
Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, love, and support! I am beyond grateful to have such a wonderful support system! You all mean so much to me and I cannot thank you enough J