Guatemala Arrival

Hola Amigos. The Guatemala mission team is on their way! We left Toronto about an hour late on Thursday. We arrived in Mexico City for our 10 hour layover at 4:00 am on Friday morning and finally arrived in Guatemala City at 5:00 pm Friday evening. We all had a good night’s sleep (except one of us who had a roomie with a snoring problem) and woke up fresh this morning and looking forward to our adventure and doing God’s work.  At 11:40 am, after breakfast and a greeting and orientation at the National Presbyterian church of Guatemala, we left Guatemala City for Coban.  

At the National Church, they provided us with information on the Presbyterian church in Guatemala as well as information on the country.

Our lunch stop was uneventful, but trying to get everyone back in the van is like trying to herd toddlers!!   Between those of us who left their hat at the table, those of us who decided that they did, in fact, want an ice cream and those who decided to take one last bathroom break, it took about 30 minutes to get everyone loaded into the van and back on the road. The last 100km of the journey (or 3 1/2 hours of driving) were uneventful.  We arrived in Coban at 5:45 pm and went to the manse for a wonderful welcoming dinner.