God is teaching me some stuff this week that I can´t wait to share with you, but it need´s couple of more days to brew. For now, I want to let you know what´s going on….ok,
The next time you wince while paying out that cash for your coffee, especially that high-end fancy coffee (you know who you are), you should think again…picking coffee is slow, tedious and most often done on the slopes of a mountain. ll that being said, helping our local contact Antonio harvest one of his coffee fields under the shade of huge avocado trees was an awesome experience. Six of our team members went out this morning to help him with this work and we picked around 150lbs of coffee.
After the work was over, we had lunch right there under the coffee trees. This brings me to the subject of chuchitos, my favorite Guatemalan food so far. A chuchito is basically a tamale stuffed with chili and chicken…(and sometimes chicken bones.) Antonio´s wife Filipa, who is a fantastic cook, made them for us and one of the local kids brought them out.
Kristie is enjoying herself and has embraced the work we´re doing quite well. At the house building site, she was mixing sifting sand for concrete. At the kids program yesterday, she was busy blowing bubbles, taking pictures and laughing with kids. Today in the coffee fields, she picked alongside me every step of the way and we made good progress on our baskets. I´m extremely proud of the way she is working and interacting with the people….actually I think she´s great all the time.
Tomorrow we go back to building houses and doing children´s programs. Please pray for our continued safety in travel and work. Everyone´s health is good, so continue those prayers as well. Above all else, pray that the kingdom work we´ve been placed here to do is accomplished.
Peace to you my friends.