Guatemala Relief Trip July 11-20-2014
Day three 7-14-14
Up early and on the move. Jose, Santiago,Jeremey and I went to the top of Guatemala today. It took about three hours going straight up the mountains driving on some of the most isane roads at a most insane speed. The beauty of the mountainside keep my mind off the possibility of potential danger. This was part of the go see journey. This area was probably hit hardest from the earyhquake. You go from typical local people to a more Indian influence up there. We met a local pastor who showed us around the area. Most of the homes are made out of the indigenous adobe brick which is mud mixed with straw and dried. As you can expect there is a lot of damaged homes. The only problem with this spot is logistically it will be hard to mobilize to work there on this trip. It’s so far away and our work scope is in the opposite direction. Some of the homes can not be repaired, they need to be totally rebuilt. Money would have to be raised and a specific trip planned would be the only option. The team may have to be hand picked. It would be tuff up there. Only the Father knows if this is an area that He would have us go. The work is certainly there. As we came down the mountain I think Jeremy and I both had the same feelings that this is not an option at the moment. The drive down the mountains was quicker but equally as sketchy.