We are here in Antigua, Guatemala!

We’ve been gradually familiarizing ourselves with the layout of the city, the currency, and of course the language. After being in Spain 6 months, I still find myself saying “grathia,” and what makes me most sad is that “vale” (which means “OK,” pronounced val-eh), isn’t a thing here. I got really good at saying valevalevale is Spain.


The AIM base here focuses on training church leaders and activating Guatemalans to go and be Christ in their community and introduce people to a Father that loves them. The other big part of what they do is host short term teams. Two days ago, we received 50+ “Gap Racers,” 18, 19, 20 year olds, who will be here for 3 months! It’s pretty wild.

Anna posing with Volcán de Agua

So far we’ve been able to see a little bit of what it might look like to be on the team here. It’s all very new for us, and we’re just taking things in. The team has been very welcoming towards us, and so far everything has gone smooth logistically.

We’ve still had moments at night where we ask, “ok God, what’s going on here? What are we doing?” It’s in these moments where I’ve begun to recognize how I’ve grown. In the past I’ve gotten frustrated; I would lament about how things are not clear to me. Now, I’ve been given a peace where I recognize that this time belongs. Nothing is going wrong, this is just all a part of life. I am embracing the mystery and enjoying the journey—well, some of the time.

We are thankful to be in Central America, and firmly believe that we are supposed to be here for such a time as this.

In other news we are fully funded! Wahoo! Everything that we receive in donations from here on out will go towards our next step with AIM. So all donations are still going towards us even though we’ve met our one time goal for this trip. Thank you!!

Until next time,


Cool van I guess