I was this. close. to meeting [Esperanza] in the summer of 2014, but God had other plans. However, I'm convinced that travelling to Guatemala was postponed, not cancelled.
That is what I have written next to the picture of my Guatemalan Compassion sister, Esperanza, on the Compassion International page that lives up there on the pages bar of this blog.
I had an amazing summer last year. It was something only God could orchestrate, and that is evident by the fact that my summer 2014 looked very different in Spring 2014 than it ended up turning out.
I had planned to spend a month in Guatemala with Mennonite Central Committee. And when God took that away (in favour of something I never could've imagined at the time) with a phone call from the team leader stating not enough people had signed up for the trip for us to be able to go, well... I'd be lying if I said I wasn't devastated.
But you know, God is good and he gives good gifts, and it turns out He wasn't saying no to Guatemala, just simply - wait.
Wait one year, to be exact.
And a year later, the entire family will be on an airplane to Guatemala in late July, off to meet Esperanza.
Stoked? Uh, yes.
So there it is... We're going on an adventure to Guatemala.
Pray for us - mainly that I don't say anything super stupid in my (extremely) limited Spanish... I'm not as good as I think I am. ;)