Sometimes, I think about Guatemala. Wait, I think about Guatemala all of the time.
It has been almost two and a half years since I landed in Guatemala for the very first time. May of 2010 was when I fell in love with a country, it's culture, the people and their language.
Since then, I have spent 7 months in that country, I have adopted that culture as my own, the people are now my family and I can speak their language. Since then, I have learned how to be a leader, a communicator, a visionary, an entrepreneur, I have nearly finished a college degree in International Business and I have grown so much closer to God.
Graduation is in less than 7 months, and the questions "What is next?" comes up often.
What is next? Well, I know God has plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). I also know that I do not want to waste a minute of life, rather, I want to invest my life into something that truly matters.
So, does that mean I am off to Guatemala in 7 months? I am not positive. I am still praying about it. However, I hope the answer is yes. God has given me this passion for a reason and I do not want to ignore it. I have contacted the Guatemalan Consulate about obtaining a visa, so yes, I am taking action steps towards a move to Guatemala. I am looking into spending a year as a full time missionary at an orphanage in the city, however, I would also love to start my own non-profit organization to help these people.
Tonight, tomorrow and every time you remember, I ask you to join me in praying for Guatemala. Pray for the homeless, the sick, the impoverished, malnourished, abandoned and those who have yet to find God. Pray for miracles. If you can, pray for me as I look towards a full-time journey into Guatemala.
(If you have any advice or help to offer on starting an organization, let me know!)