Four of our children were given the opportunity to travel with a family in our church to Guatemala for a short 10 day missions trip. The Dempster Family became familiar with the needs in Guatemala after adopting a precious little girl from an orphanage there 2 years ago. Since that time, they have kept in correspondence with a missionary and they purpose to return annually to volunteer their services. On this trip, their goal was to assist in a house building project, to distribute food baskets, to visit and help children in the schools and orphanage, and to share the love of Christ.
It was a new experience for Lawson, Nathan, Alyssa, and Tori who have never been outside of the U.S. They each worked hard to earn money for their expenses and were so grateful to be able to stay with the Dempsters, who acted as their guardians.
We each cried upon hearing them share some of the touching experiences they had during their trip…
(More details to follow in Part 2)