My trip to Guatemala was nothing short of God-breathed. I was very hesitant to go on this trip because of time and finances. But God reminded me that He is the God who provides, and little did I know that saying yes was the best decision I would ever make.
Proverbs 19:17 says, “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done.” When serving in Guatemala, we helped feed families who have access to little or no food, we taught those families about the Bible and we were truly expressing the love of Jesus – on a level I was unfamiliar with.
After reading Proverbs 19:17, I figured my rewards would be in heaven. But for me, my reward is all the wonderful memories that I left Guatemala with. My favorite memory was asking the children what they needed prayer for. Expecting them to say something about their family or their own needs. Unexpectedly, they answered “to help the kids on the streets.” It was at that moment when I learned what the true love of Jesus looks like. These children who live in poverty, don’t have access to clean water and don’t know when their next meal will be, decided it was more important to pray for the less fortunate.
I left Guatemala as a different man, a man who finally understood what it meant to be grateful for your blessings and what it means to serve the less fortunate.