#Asparaguaté Update

Kyla's Adventures in Ontario & Guatemala!

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Wow, time has flown by! We fly to Guatemala early tomorrow morning! Life has been FULL here on the farm. We've woken up early for morning devotions, worked long hours in the asparagus packing barn, and stayed up late for team times in the evening. Although it sometimes feels like asparagus consumed my life for the past two months, it has actually been an incredible privilege to walk alongside the students on the program as they've learned more about who Jesus is and who he has created them to be.

As a team, we have been going through a discipleship program designed to break bondages in people's lives and enable them to walk in freedom. It has been absolutely incredible to see people renounce sin and rebuke lies they have believed about themselves and choose to accept God's forgiveness. There were students who started the program unsure about whether or not they trusted God, students who felt so far from God that they couldn't even pray, and students who were held captive by fear and anxiety. But Jesus is amazing! We have seen such incredible growth and healing happen in the students' lives. The transformation that people have gone through continues to blow my mind.

In Guatemala we will be helping at Global Shore's school, assisting with a building project, and doing street evangelism in Antigua. We will be living with host families and taking daily Spanish lessons. We will also be connecting with local churches in the area and running 7 VBS programs.

On a personal level, I have learned so much over the past two months. Being one of the leaders on the team has stretched me in so many ways. I feel like I've been learning a lot about intercession and the Father's heart. John 1:18 has been resonating with me: "No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father's heart. He has revealed God to us." This makes me want to know Jesus better so that I know His heart for the people around me! I am excited to see how God works in our team in Guatemala and what He teaches me through our experiences there.

Highlights from the past two months

Prayer Requests

  1. Physical health and safety for our team
  2. Openness to the Holy Spirit and to seeing God move in new ways in Guatemala
  3. Wisdom and discernment for Christoph and I as we lead the team
  4. That we would continue to grow closer as a team and serve one another in love
  5. Strong relationships with our host families
  6. Patience and focus as we study Spanish

Thank You!

Thank you so much for supporting me financially and through prayer! It is so encouraging to know how many people are praying for me and for our team.

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