Tuesday, January 20, 2009

44 days...

The past two weeks have been a flurry of activity and preparations. The Lord, in His abundant love and mercy, has opened the door for me, my brother Caleb, and my Dad to go to Guatemala in March. 44 days away!! We ordered our tickets today, reserved our room, and are excitedly talking about all that we'll do while we're there. We will be returning to Eagle's Nest Orphanage in Solola, where I've been twice.

I wrote in a poem after my first trip that I had left part of my heart in Solola. Not a day goes by that I don't think about Guatemala and the incredible experiences I had there. I get so excited thinking about going back!! I am the only one that speaks Spanish in my family, and I love the thrill and adventure of communicating with these people. I love knowing that I'm needed there, both as a translator for my dad and brother and as a worker at the orphanage. It's very rewarding, and as I think about my life, that week in Guatemala was the time that I felt the most "full" or "alive." In Captivating, they talk about the 3 greatest longings of a woman's heart: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. While I wasn't romanced in Guatemala lol I felt so valuable and appreciated as I took on the challenge of exploring a completely new enviroment, using my Spanish skills to get my Dad and I places, and communicating with the mamas at the orphanage. I loved having children pull at the ends of my shirt begging to be held. They wanted me. They wanted my love and attention. But oh how I digress!! It will be an exciting week, full of growth and challenge as the Lord takes me there, where a piece of my heart still is. It will be stretching but I'm excited. Just another 44 days...

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, how exciting this must be!! I will be praying for you and your family as you minister to the orphans of Guatamala. What a great experience! I have been hearing a lot stories latly of people going to orphanages in foreign countries, and working with the chldren. This is a big dream of mine, I really want to do it! I hope some doors will open up for me to get the oppertunity, like maybe in the summer? Who knows, but I am doing some research of different foster homes and group homes here in the US for oppertunities to volonteer.

May you and your family show these precious children the love of their heavenly Father.

Lucia said...

Dear Molly:

What a nice surprise and gift to be able to go back to Guatamala and see the orphans.

It is also special that Caleb is going too. I am sure it will be a life changing experience for him as well.

My prayers are wilth you all.

Love you, Aunt Lucia

Spencer said...

Exciting! This trip will be great in SO many ways!