Thursday, August 25, 2011

Michigan Trip

I not only went on a Mission Trip but I also went to Michigan and spent a week on Lake Michigan.  If you live lots of water but not the salt then going to Lake Michigan is the absolute best.  I felt like I was at the ocean and got to lay out on the beach and play in the sand with my niece but without the salt water and the wild life.  This was a great trip to have right before going back to school.

                                Miriam decked out in her Guatemalan Backpack and Dorthy red shoes

                                          Ducks, Ducks, Ducks.  Miriam's favorite animals

                                               We went to a petting zoo and it was a blast.

   We also went blueberry picking and that was fun.  Even Miriam got to help pick (and eat lots) of blueberries

Busy Summer, Back to Reality

I realize that this is now August 25 and I have not updated my blog for quite awhile.  However, I do have good excuses and I will make up for it in the next few blogs that I post.

I went to Guatemala the first full week in July and let me tell you if you have not gone out of the country then I highly recommend it.  I love to fly and even though I worried about my luggage weighing more than 50 pounds (which much to my delight it was like 43 pounds on the trip there and only 46 pounds on the way home so I worried for nothing) I had a great time.  This was my first trip out of the country and I am very pumped about doing it again.

I went to a girls home called Prince of Peace in San Cristobal.  This place is awesome!  The girls are great and the people who help run it are very giving and should be commended.  These people take care of these girls by keeping them safe, teaching them about Jesus Christ, and they also help these girls to get an education so that they can take care of themselves and their future families.  I had such an experience that I bonded with three teen age girls.  I am a preschool teacher and the only kids that I usually bond with are under 6 so it was a huge shock to me that I got along with those teen age girls so well. 

I also got to get to know 19 people from my church a whole lot more than I ever have by sitting next to them during church services.  I now have lots of funny stories about these people :)  I think that God really wanted me to go and I really learned a lot about myself, another country, and about people in my church.  I am very blessed and I hope to go back.