Alicia Britton is our church's first sending missionary! She left in February to begin a year-long "missions internship" under Pastor Greg Miller, the pastor that Life Change Church goes through for the adult and youth mission trips.
Currently, Alicia is studying Spanish while working at a school and tutoring children in English. She has also started working at one of the government orphanages.
Below you can read a weekly blog from Alicia that tells what she has been up to, what God is doing in her life and ministry, and any prayer requests she may have!
First of all, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped with craft supplies. The kids are enjoying it so far!
Eddy learning his colors in English by making flashcards!
One of the most fun-filled things from this week was getting to go up to Lampacoy. (Those of you who have been to Guatemala might remember this village!) Foremost, it was a cool way to live out James 1:27, as our primary reason for going was to visit a sister whose husband passed away last week.
While we were visiting, I went to find some "mischief," which is my favorite thing to do, and I found a couple of boys playing soccer. Once I joined in, we had a whole little gang join us to play! I also found one of the craziest creatures I've ever seen, and a cute baby duck!
Me with the soccer team! (I'm in the green!)
The angry duck!
The cute duck!
I am really looking forward to this week. The school is on vacation which will give me more time at El Guardaria—the daycare for kids whose parents cannot afford school. Rather than just showing up and teaching English, I will get to spend time playing and being with these wonderful kids! I will post pictures next week!
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for your continued prayers and support.
1. Grace and wisdom as I seek, grow, and abandon myself in God.
2. Creativity and knowledge to come out in me as I teach, come up with crafts and games, and spend time with the kids.
3. The kids at El Guardaria: for their salvation and that they would feel and know God's presence in their lives.
Daycare students (from before I came home)