The senior class at TCS goes on a mission trip every year. This year they traveled to Guatemala to work with Heidi and Darren Walker of Childhope. 51 seniors spent 3 days in 3 different schools doing a vacation Bible school program as well as assembling 300 desks we purchased for those schools.
We also painted and cleared a lot for a new annex to be built. Our students loved the children so much, that they wanted to go back to their schools on their day off!
At night the seniors had devotions and prayer time together to let the Lord speak to them about their future and His plans over their lives.
One night in particular the seniors stood in a circle and the leaders prayed over them and prophesied. They were healed of past hurts and given direction over their future.
One senior talked about himself. He said, “For the first time in my life, I am at peace. I feel so free!”
The experience in Guatemala was really the first time that I was touched by the Holy Spirit in my life. It definitely moved me and has changed me as a person. This trip is something I will never forget and is in my heart forever.
Guatemala has changed my perspective and has brought me closer to God. Being with those children showed my how fortunate we are and how we should appreciate the things we have.
An unforgettable trip....the children of Guatemala showed me that even in my lowest times I should still trust in God and continue to praise Him, no matter the outcome.
Truly the best week of my life. The kids and missionaries had a great impact upon my life....one day at the school as the people were praying for us an older gentleman laid his hands on my head and prayed in Spanish. In that moment there was not language barrier, no indifference because we were able to obtain clear communication through prayer.
My experience in Guatemala was life changing, so appreciative that I was able to go...being surrounded my the kids that own very little and just knowing that by praying for them and spending time with them brought light into their lives. My eyes were opened to the fact that my problems are so small compared to their problems. I know we came to minister to them but they ministered to me. Forever changed.