The second part of the day was spent celebrating with the local scouts at their awards dinner. We wanted to acknowledge and celebrate all of the kids' accomplishments from the Pinewood Derby that we organized and ran for them this past Saturday afternoon. Trophies were brought and presented to the three kids from each of the age groups who had the fastest race times with their cars. Scouts are placed in either the Tigers, Bears, and or Wolves based on their age. Two trophies were also awarded to kids from each of these age groups for the best design of their cars. The looks on their faces when they were recognized and came to the stage to accept their trophies was a sight that no member of the team shall ever forget. The children's' faces reflected such pride and happiness in their achievements, and just such pure joy that they could not help but make your heart feel so full and warm with the love of the Holy Spirit. We were all very proud and gratified to be sharing this experience with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. I thought back to the information from our trip to the Mayan ruins earlier in the day. Just as the Mayans never turned their back on the Sun, so shall we strive to never turn our backs to God or his desire that we love and serve our fellow Brothers and Sisters wherever and whenever we find them.
We look forward to serving the Lord's will again tomorrow, and are thankful for the chance to do so. Thank you to all of our loved ones and other supporters that we know are praying for us and our work here this week. God bless you all. Good night from Guatemala.
|A Visit to the Mayan Ruins at Iximche|
|Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner|
|All the Teens at Iximche|