¡Hola! ¿Cómo están ustedes? (Hi! How are you?) We are doing great here in beautiful Guatemala! For a few weeks we had non-stop, heavy rain that caused many mudslides and destroyed many houses in more rural areas. We are thankful now that the rainy season seems to be over for the year and we have had beautiful sunny 70 degree days.
We have really been missing family as we enter into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Being in Guatemala without family has given us the opportunity to come up with more of our own holiday traditions. In Guatemala City more people want to celebrate the holidays than ever before and I have even found pumpkins and an artificial Christmas tree!
Jordan is really enjoying teaching his 11th grade guys’ discipleship class. He has seen a huge desire from them for growth in their spiritual lives. They have stepped out and decided to become better leaders to the other students at CAG. They recently assisted in the middle school chapel service where they each shared how they accepted Christ. Beginning in January Jordan will be taking on a little more responsibility at the school by teaching Bible classes every day. You can pray that the students will enjoy learning about the Bible and that it would lead them to a stronger relationship with Christ!
We have been attending a Spanish speaking Guatemalan church near our home that has some really great teaching (and I, Hannah, finally understand most of it!). Last Sunday we were reminded how important it is to have a large group of people supporting us. The teaching drew from several stories in Acts of ordinary people who had other jobs and little to no Bible training. They realized that God was asking them to help in whatever way they could. They were faithful, and assisted people like Paul and Peter do amazing things. It reminds us that we need people that support us and that we need to find ways to support others. Thank you so much for supporting us in every way that you do. We need your prayers! God bless you and we hope you have a Thanksgiving full of thanksgiving, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Jordan, Hannah, Solomon & Grace