Mission Trips


First Day of Camp!

Posted Jan 4, 2016

Today has been a whirlwind of excitement and fun! We began today with a time together reflecting on the closing of the holiday season and sharing what this past fall looked like for each person on our team. Verbal processing with a group such as this allows the freedom to be honest about the condition of our hearts coming into this trip and it also gives a great avenue to hear stories of how God moved this past fall.

Next, we met the Guatemalan staff who have been a joy to work along side! Most of the Guatemalan staff have given up this week of work to take vacation and serve at camp. ISN’T THAT AWESOME?!? They gave up their only free time to come and share the gospel with these high schoolers.

With the team trained and camp ready, there was only one thing left to do, OPEN THOSE GATES! We saw over 30 campers come through today’s gauntlet full of cheering, yelling, and the occasional funky dance move. We have began fun group games and you can already see the smiles all over both the staff and campers faces. We’ve even had our first cabin Bible Study! The rest of the night consists of dinner, CLUB (worship), and a fun night game of Gold Rush (PC classic) to wrap up the evening.

Keep us in your prayers as we continue to try and coordinate this crazy thing called camp. Pray for our Guatemalan staff as they lead the Bible Studies. Pray for strength. Pray that ultimately everything we do would point to Jesus Christ and that God would receive all the glory for the might work He is doing in this place.


Well I think I just heard the dinner bell ring, so until next time……….AUDIOS!

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  1. Prayed for you guys this morning! May the Lord continue to grant strength, joy, and health as you serve ~ and may you grow exponentially in grace through the experience. We love you Kory!

  2. I appreciate the blog and knowing how things are going and what to pray for.

    Ephesians 1:16 “I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”

  3. Thanks for blogging! We are always in prayer for you.

    Psalm 143:8
    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

  4. Hi shores friends! I actually work at the Bluffs, but I love Guatemala, and all commission camping really, so much and I am praying that the Lord uses you all in amazing ways this week! Also, one of my sweet friends Daniela Rivas (Dani) said she has seen y’all this week. I go to school with her and I know that she cares deeply for each person she encounters. I am confident that the Guatemalans you are working alongside will minister to you all just as much as you minister to them and to the children, so I pray that you will all have open hearts to see whatever the Lord wants to show you. God bless!

  5. Barry and I are praying that you have a great week with the people of Guatemala! We know you all are doing a fantastic job. Praying that the people will feel your love for them and that God will be praised!

  6. So thankful the first part of camp went well! Still lifting up prayers here from Longview, Texas! I am thankful you are able to pour into the Guatemalan co-counselors as well to encourage them daily!
    Mark and Traci Wallis