Day 5 - Sunday, by Edward Vertin: Youth Rally #2 Ixtahaucan

Day5-Sunday,by Edward Vertin: we started the day with some American food, pancakes! After the great breakfast we gathered for our devotion which was to be led by June. He discussed the story of the disciples on the boat in the storm, and how Jesus came to save them, walking on water! In our lives, the smooth sailing will sometimes end, and we will be caught in a storm. Jesus will never fail to show up, walking on water, but for us to also “walk on water”, we must get out of the boat. After our debriefing of our prieveous night at ixtahuacan, we prepared to return. Right after we left in the van, we had strong prayer together, to prepare ourselves for the coming event. On arriving at the church, the people were happy to see us. It was very cool returning because we could continue the relationships we started the previous night. We stood at the door and greeted the Guatemalans as they entered and the service soon began. Edwin started the service with worship led by Joel, me (Edward), and Kylie, followed by powerful testimonies led by Kylie, Jesse, and Shaun. After Edwin spoke, and the pastor led the congregation in prayer, we all conversed with the Guatemalans there. We spoke about faith and found many there are strong in their relationship with Jesus. We exchanged Facebooks so we could stay connected. It was truly amazing being able to have fellowship with such a different group of people. We returned to the guest house and met Gail for the first time, and enjoyed some tomato soup and grilled cheese. 

More pictures to be posted tomorrow......