Guatemala Mission Team Stories


In the conversation for Sunday, July 15, 2018, the team that went to Guatemala this summer shares with us some stories from their experiences serving our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in extreme poverty. For more information about the mission trip and our sending agency, please visit, where you will be able to see photos and hear interviews with team members.

Sacred Reading 00:00-11:45, Conversation 11:45-54:55

Sacred Reading

A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading. Below are the guidelines for each of the four readings of the practice. 

  • Read: Read the passage and receive it as God’s message to you.
  • Reflect: Read the passage again and look for the word or phrase that the Holy Spirit highlights to your heart.
  • Respond: Take the highlighted words and make them a prayer.
  • Rest: Rest your heart on God’s promises.
     I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
     Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not because of anything we have done, but because of His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,.
2 Timothy 1:6-9 (NASB)