Welcome to Guatemala my dear friend! Enjoy every minute! God went before you to soften the hearts of the locals. You will bless them and so many more!
Hugs to you! Hope Sarah gets to see you in Antigua 🙂
Thanks my friend – Love you lots!
Hey there my friend! I am absolutely understanding Sarah’s love for this country and the people here. They are beautiful! Have you heard from Sarah about whether or not they will be in Antigua tomorrow? If there is a way we can coordinate schedules that would be awesome. We would love to see her! Let me know if you hear from her. Love you lots! I can’t wait to tell you all our stories. 🙂
Hope you made it O.K. 🙂
Did Keegan find his wallet? If you need to get some cash I can give you directions on how to use the USAA credit card, just let me know. (and I will need to know what city you will be in)
Have a great trip,
Thanks honey – yep Delta found it and we will collect it on the way back home. Love you lots and miss you!
Yay! You made it! I’m not sure Guatemala knows that the prayer warrior is in the house! Look out! Jesus is on the move…. 🙂 Enjoy your time and take LOTS of mental and physical pictures. (((hugs))))
Hey there my friend! Thanks so much for your prayers and hugs, can’t wait to tell you all the details. I am anxious to hear all about the winter retreat as well, wishing I could have been there with you! Love you lots!
Ready for a Murphey’s date!! You can share all about Guat, and I can share about how the stupid cup song lives on…. I reminisce about our fun car ride every time we sang that at the retreat! FUN!
What a memorable way to spend your birthday! It is going to be hard to ever top this one…. Enjoy your last moments! Love ya!
Praying for you! Have a marvelous time changing hearts and sharing Jesus.
Thanks so much for your prayers, we are having a truly life changing experience!
Hey Vicki!!! 🙂
I miss your warm smiles! Hope you have a fantabulous trip! I pray that God uses you to completely transform the lives of those beautiful people, and that they may have a great influence on your life too!
Brittany you are so sweet! Thanks very much for your thoughts and prayers we are having an amazing time, it is so humbling to see all the lives changed because of our presence here but I truly feel that God is changing me and growing me so much. We covet your continued prayers!
Happy Birthday this Thursday it will sure be memorable one!
Thanks my friend – what an amazing experience! I can’t wait to fill you in. I have to go now to help with medications and such but will get back to answer everyone’s awesome posts. Love you!
Praying for you my friend!!! So excited you are on this adventure!! I see it is your Birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! 🎉🎁🎂Can’t wait to hear all about this! I hope the building is going smooth! I am sure you are a blessing to all!!!
Oh my friend, you were not kidding when you said this is a life changing experience! I can’t wait to fill you in on all the details 🙂 Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers. Love you lots!
Hope you are having a fantastic trip!
Keeping you all in our prayers. God bless you Vicki and your energy. Have a God blessed time.
Wowsers- what a lot of friends and loved ones are writing to you! You are one popular girl! Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad that you get to experience Guatemala as I did! May God bless you with His presence, and with ETERNAL rewards! I will be praying tomorrow that your birthday would be shared with MANY as they dedicate themselves to God and are given new birth in Christ! Even the angels will be partying with you tomorrow! Yeah!
With tons of Love,
Hey there girl! I have your Jeff sitting here next to me waiting to type a message to you so I wan’t won’t take too long but I wanted to let you know I so appreciate your prayers and love you very much! I am so impressed with your family tribe – they are amazing! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you soon.
Oh, Vicki, I hope that Jesus gives you his “presence” tomorrow for you birthday…
….sorry! Not too funny…..
Happy birthday tomorrow! Hope you and Keegan are having a wonderful experience. We will go out to Murphy’s for a cinnamon roll and you can tell me about your trip and the wonderful people you will come in contact with! Love ya!
Hey there:-) We are all doing well, enjoying the bright sunshine and warm weather. We hear that Lake Mi. is frozen all the way across now? That is incredible! We are having an amazing time and I am so glad that I am doing this trip with Keegan, we have had some awesome mother son moments! I will try to bring some of this warm sunshine back with me. 🙂 Love you lots!
Glad you made it to Guatemala safely!! Hope you have a fabulous birthday! Wish I could meet you for lunch, but it’s a bit far, so I think I’ll wait till you get home :). Ttys
Sounds good! Had a great birthday – our entire family accepted Christ – so amazing! 🙂
That is awesome! Sounds like the trip is going well. Can’t wait to hear all the details. Call or text when you get home. 🙂
I was going through treasured pics of Guatemala from exactly a year ago and am picturing the vans you are riding in,the children waiting in anxious anticipation for whatever you can give them, the big eyes of the children in the orphanage, the empty cement slabs and the finished homes with families on their knees,……what a blessed week you are going to have….No better place to spend your birthday…in Paradise:) I can’t wait to see your pics!
Hey there:-) Yes! It has been an amazing trip – life changing in so many ways. I am so thankful for the experience and am excited to come back again. Keegan and I are determined to learn Spanish so that we can converse more easily with the people here. I would love to get together to share stories and pics!
Happy Birthday Vicki!!!! I hope you have an amazing day dedicating your homes and watching many give their lives to Christ!!! Enjoy every minute of it and we will be praying you guys through! Love ya girl!!!
Happy birthday, sis! You’re in my thoughts and prayers. God is doing amazing things in you and through you! God gave you all power and authority when he said, “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow those who believe: In my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:15-18 The power of God is in you! May your heart rejoice as you meditate on the goodness of God! His blessing of a long and satisfying life is upon you! Happy Birthday, Vicki! Love you!
Hey there dear sister! Thank you so much for the encouraging words, prayers and scripture- it is a huge encouragement to me as we continue to work each day sharing the Gospel. Amazing things are happening because of the prayers of the faithful! We are headed out today for our last village medical clinic. It was an amazing experience last night as we watched almost an entire village come to Christ. Such a powerful and tangeable moving of the Holy Spirit. There was one little girl in particular who took a shine to me, sat with me during the Jesus movie and then also during the preaching time. Of course everything is in Spanish and I don’t understand much, but the Holy Spirit was so powerfully upon us that we could discern what he was saying, an awesome experience. As the invitation was given, my little girl took me by the hand and led me forward, and as I looked around I could see her mom and little brother following! Praise God for the faith of this little child! Please pray for us today, the team is a bit tired and some are struggling with some health issues and so we want to go into today with great faith that God will give us everything we need to finish the work He has given us. Thanks again for your love and prayers!
Love you lots,
Happy Birthday Vicki!!!! Prayers for you, Keegan and the whole team!! What an awesome experience to be able to share with your son!! Love ya!
Happy Birthday and I hope you are having a fantastic experience. Praying for you!!
Hey there my friend! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and the prayer support, I am so looking forward to getting together with you to catch up. Love you lots!
Happy Birthday!! Praying for you and family!
Happy Birthday Vicki ! May the bonds of your relationship with Christ grow even stronger on this day.
Thanks so much Jeannie! We are having an amazing time, can’t wait to share all the details with you when we reture. Please continue to pray for strength for the team as we are a bit tired and some are sick but all are filled with joy in serving Jesus! Love you!
Jordan, I’ll need those instructions on how to use your USAA credit card … you can PM me if you wish……………………
Hey Vic/Keegan … Praying for you!
And HBD, V! ~C
Thanks my friend! So happy to be serving God here – it has been an amazing experience, can’t wait to share when we get home:-)
Yay to arriving! Im glad to shear that all of you have arrived with a of your belongings! I hope you have a great time and experience life changing moments. I can’t wait to hear all of your stories. I pray that you will be able to bring many to God and that you will make a big impact in all of their lives. Love you Vicki. Ps Happy Birthday
Thanks so much for writing Kasey – it means so much to know our friends are praying for us! Big hugs and looking forward to seeing you when we get home.:-)
Happy birthday my sisterchick!! Praying that you sense God’s presence and power in amazing ways and that you reflect His light and love to all you meet. I know that he’ll do amazing things through you all! Love ya girlfriend!!
Hey there dear sisterchick! 🙂 Thanks so much for your prayers! I have so much to tell you when we get home. We are going to our final village today so please pray for continued strength to share the love of Jesus. This country is so beautiful and the people equally beautiful. You would absolutely love it here my friend, I am praying that you are able to experience a trip some time soon. God has been showing me so many cool things, and Keegan and I have had several really great times of sharing and prayer together. Keegan is growing and learning so much about himself and our great God. It is such a pleasure to see him share about his struggles with the group and see them come around him in love and acceptance. We both have said that the enemy is definitely attacking us with discouraging thoughts and we had such a sweet time of prayer together this morning, each of us praying for the other. I am proud of the young man of God that he is becoming. I will tell you all about the village we went to last night when we get home – it was amazing to see so many come to Christ! One little girl that had taken a shine to me took me by the hand at the invitation to accept Christ and led me forward to pray, I looked behind and her family was following to accept Christ also! Such a cool experience to see a little child lead her family to Christ! We hear that you are getting lots of snow, I am a little bummed to be missing that but the benefit of being here far outweighs the disappointment! 🙂 Love you girl, can’t wait to see you soon!
Hey there everyone, Thank you all so much for your words of encouragement and for the prayers! I definitely have a greater appreciation for Paul and his heartfelt words, “I thank God for every thought of you” as it is definitely true that my thoughts continually return to those at home whom we love and serve God with on a daily basis. I am so thankful for the prayers of our friends and family!
We started with a little bump in the road for Keegan and I, he lost his wallet in the airport and we almost missed the flight to Guatemala but we managed to get on the flight and then later Delta called and let us know they found it praise God.
A little about our trip so far…we stayed for three days in San Ramon….very remote village near the coast, the drive in was unbelievable, so incredible that they even found this village. We were holding on to anything we could find on the ride, we drove through two creeks and around boulders.
It was quite warm all three days we were there. We worked hard and you would not believe the “stairs” we climbed up and down to get to the house sites. What an amazing place these people live in. The conditions of the houses are so rustic! Our team had a family of 8 and they all helped build the house. I will fill you in on the details but at the end on dedication day all 8 accepted Jesus as their Savior, I am literally weeping as I write this, such an incredible experience. Dedication day was on my birthday and every one of our family members accepted Christ. I cannot think of a better gift!
We are at the mission base again so we are taking some time to regroup and get ready for the next push. I was amazed by the amount of physical and emotional energy each day takes but God is so good and we can definitely feel the prayers of the believers as you all support us. We are praising God for the strength He continues to provide.
Keegan is quite sick today he has possibly picked up a bug from the village although we tried to be so careful so please pray for him – there are a couple of others in the group that are suffering with sickness as well so if you can get the word out to church to please pray for them that would be great.
I can’t wait to fill you in on more later I need to get going to help with the medical stuff. More later, all our love Vicki
Hey, great to hear from you. I am happy that you are having a great trip.
We are praying for you.
Thanks baby, love you lots, can’t wait to see you!
Amazing isn’t it! So happy you could experience it. I am so looking forward to everyones testimony! Are my boys behaving?
Love to all of you and many many prayers lifted up for all!
Happy birthday by the way. I went on my birthday one year and had fire works there, tell Dan if he didn’t do fire works for you!
Love and prayers,
lol, no fireworks for me but so many people accepted Christ, I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday! Your boys are amazing – such fine young men of God, I am so happy that they could do this trip together. I feel like I have been able to get to know them so much better. We will have lots of stories to tell you when we get home. Thanks so much for your prayers, love you lots!
Vicki — Miss you in West Michigan. So glad that you and Keegan are a part of this team. Am reminded of how fun your family was on the family mission trip a summer ago in the Upper Peninsula. You serve and lead so well and so often — am certain God is teaching you and using you mightily. We saved you some snow and cold to play in when you return. – Pastor Jim
Thanks much, we have had an amazing time and are excited to come home to share all our stories. Hopefully we bring some of this warm Guatemala weather with us. (I have to admit I was a little sad to miss the storm ya’ll had, but I spent some time in the warm sunshine so that made up for it a little bit:-) Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Vicki–I’m hoping you now know when I tell people this was a life changing trip for me, you can better understand what I mean. It is amazing to see God at work on such a daily basis. Please know that there are many people praying for you and the rest of the team as you go to your last night of clinic and Devotions tomorrow night. I can’t wait to hear your stories.
Thanks so much Scott, it truly has been a life changing experience, can’t wait to tell you all about it!
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