Guatemala – Empty and Filled

The past two and a half weeks have been the most incredible and challenging weeks I have had in a long time. I went from being empty and broken to filled and healed. I traveled to beautiful Guatemala with twenty-two high school students and two co-leaders. I spent days listening and loving the students as they experienced missions for the first time. I spent hours and hours in the hospital crying and praying over a very ill student.

I flew her home to the U.S. and flew back to Guatemala all within twenty-four hours. I felt exhaustion both physically and spiritually that I did not think was possible. I cried again after I thought all the tears were already gone.

But then, I felt His presence filling me again. His grace sustaining me when I had nothing left. His love surrounding me and letting me know He has been with me every step of the way. He was with me in the most broken of moments. When I had nothing left to give and I felt numb. No matter what the circumstances were, nothing was able to separate me from His love.

There is something amazing about sitting by the lake, surrounded by mountains and knowing that the same God who created all of that beauty holds my heart.

I just wanted to write a quick update on this blog and let you know I am blogging (daily if I can) on a blog for the mission trip I am leading. Check out to follow the team in Guatemala and learn how you can be praying for us!

2 responses to “Guatemala – Empty and Filled”

  1. Alyssa says:

    Love this. Such a great reminder. I need it as well. Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to see you when you return, but I’m sure there’s much left for you to do there! 🙂

  2. Allison says:

    Wow! Praise the Lord for always being in control! Can’t wait to hear even more!

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