It’s almost time! After months of anticipation, planning, and meetings, the big day is nearly here. Tomorrow, the youth delegation will travel to Guatemala for a week-long partnership trip.
In the days leading up to their departure, Westminster commissioned them at last Sunday’s service. Essentially, this is the church’s way of empowering the group to carry out its duties abroad and spread the good word during its travels.
Immediately following the church service, the group trekked down the church hallways to start packing up suitcases full of supplies. From much needed medical and hygiene products to yarn for the local ministry, there was a vast array of goods packed ready to go down to Guatemala.
Of course, we can’t neglect to mention the must needed snack foods that some of us cannot live without. Sadly, as we are leaving the land of Wawa, there is not an ability to run a convenience store to get some of these tasty treats.
As this is the first youth trip to Guatemala Westminster has taken since 2009, we reached out to Alex Sprague, who attended the 2009 trip, to share his advice for those traveling to Guatemala in the coming week.
“Jump in head first regardless of if the food seems odd or the work really isn’t what you want to do! You are making an impact everyday all day!!!”
The second-year Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary student adds, “Also listen to the stories that will be told. You will find that though they don’t have much, they have stories, and those stories mean everything! Guatemala changed my life for many reasons and I know it will for the youth on this trip!”
Stay tuned for posts from Guatemala! To find out a rough idea of what we will be doing, check out this blog.