Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tour Day

Saturday was our tour day and Nury took us around Antigua, the former Guatemalan capital city, to see some of the historical sights and visit some of the local markets.  We stayed the night at Nury's mission guest house (an extension of her house where mission teams can stay on their last few days) and had a wonderful breakfast and devotions, followed by some of the local Mayan ladies bringing their goods and setting up a small market for us.  These were all ladies from Nury's church, so we wanted to buy as much as we could then to support them.

After some shopping, we headed in to Antigua with Nury as our tour guide.  We visited the Cross on the Hill, which overlooks the city and took a team picture (I'll upload it later).  We had a great view of the volcanoes from there as well.  Then we headed in to town and visited a restored Catholic church.  We had lunch at Pollo Campero (think fancy KFC - but better) and then toured a chocolate factory where we got to make our own chocolate bars.  While we waited for the chocolate to cool we went to a local market and did some shopping.  After hitting another market, we headed back to Nury's for our final team meeting and devotions and a busy night of packing.

The team is coming home healthy and excited with lots of stories to share.  We can't wait to talk about all of our experiences and the things we've learned.  

We are about to board the plane to Atlanta, then we part ways to our different destinations (Nashville, Flint, Detroit and Milwaukee).  Pray that everyone makes it through customs fine and we arrive home safely late tonight.

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