We had a wonderful trip with a great team in November, the week of Thanksgiving. It was full of new experiences and serving others. We helped feed children at several feeding centers throughout Guatemala. While at one feeding center on the coast, a man came from the local conservation society with a bucket full of newly hatched sea turtles. They are breeding them and have to release them into ocean the day they hatch. He wanted to know if we would like to help him. Of course we did! The children at our feeding center and our team got to release around 70 baby sea turtles into the Pacific Ocean that day. As a bonus, the Guatemala City zoo was open for a special time at night, so we got to take all of the kids at the orphanage to visit the zoo at night. They loved it!
On another day we were able to help build a home for a family in a community near our feeding center and church in San Lucas, Guatemala. We had the pleasure of meeting a new friend, Jeff, as he came to Guatemala just to help oversee the construction. We could not have done it without him!
Lastly, we had the privilege of hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner with the children at our orphanage. Several years ago they asked if we could have a meal like they see in the movies. Everyone sitting down and passing the food like a family. Humbling and heartbreaking. Since then, we have had a great meal with them for Thanksgiving and brought presents for them to open. It is an honor to serve and we are blessed beyond measure.