Guatemala Part 6
This post is a combination of the shopping trip we took to Malacatan, and photos of the first crusade we helped with. This crusade was three nights, but I think most of the photos were from the last night.
This is the town of Malacatan. The streets and sidewalks were very narrow...my heart got to racing a few times :)
Our main interest on this shopping trip was fabric. It's pretty cheap compared to American prices and they have a lot of variety. The photo on the left is how they display the fabric on the street and the photo on the right is how the store that we did the majority of our shopping at displayed their product.
The ladies doing their shopping :)
The shop owner.
Lavonne fell asleep in the scrap bin. So cute.
We then went into what would be considered an open air market. They had every thing from garden items, pottery, tourist items, clothing, hammocks, food stands and more. It is under a roof because it so hot, and it was like a maze! I would have been lost for sure.
This is the tent where the first crusade was held. One of the projects the guys had was putting up this tent. They used bamboo for the poles. Inside the tents are the church people and the "friends", or the unsaved, sit outside the tent. At the back of the tent the women of the church hosting the Crusade set up food stands and sell it during the whole of the meeting.
We helped the church youth usher, and then before the sermon we sang two songs in Spanish and in English.
A photo of the youth from our group with the youth from the host church.
It was at this crusade that my phone was lost/stolen. So I was without cell service the rest of the trip. We thought it might turn up, but it never did, so someone in Guatemala has a new phone :)
3/26/2016 11:22:21 am
...oh the memories this is bringing back---I finally got a chance to peek in Lauren you look completely at home and very authentic w/the people- that is a special gift- - the people and sites are truly amazing- the love of the simple things in life-but it is a hard life- some of the hardships they have to deal with- is amazing how they persevere.
3/28/2016 05:13:31 pm
Truly enjoyed your wonderful mission trip. God bless you.
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