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North Coast Church

Serving In Guatemala
April 6, 2024
Community: Cerro Alto / Patzicia
Partner: Aposento Alto
Staff: Loren Valladares, Augusto Marroquin, Eduardo Herrera, Brenda Vásquez, Mariano Villagran, Alfredo Ventura

We are Back!!

by Loren Valladares | April 6, 2024 1:31 PM

We are ready for a second year serving alongside Pastor Julio in Patzicia.

We are Back!!

We Come to Worship!

by Brenda Vásquez | April 6, 2024 10:56 PM

At the beginning of this week we take time to worship God and thank Him for His mercy.

We Come to Worship!

Warm Welcome

by Brenda Vásquez | April 6, 2024 11:07 PM

Pastor Julio and his family gave us a warm welcome with a beautiful flower that they shared with us.
Warm Welcome

Buenos Días!

by Brenda Vásquez | April 8, 2024 12:26 AM

We started the day with an outdoor activity where we played and worshiped God with the youth of the Aposento Alto church.

Buenos Días!

1 John 4:7-8

by Brenda Vásquez | April 8, 2024 12:38 AM

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.8  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 

1 John 4:7-8

Service Time

by Brenda Vásquez | April 8, 2024 10:11 AM

We had the first church service with the local church. It was a huge blessing to be able to share with them and see them again.

Service Time

Food Distribution | Day 1

by Eduardo Herrera | April 8, 2024 10:44 PM

Today, we started with our ministries. Before splitting into two groups, we spent some time praying for the grocery bags we were going to deliver to 36 families. 

Food Distribution | Day 1

Romans 10:15

by Eduardo Herrera | April 8, 2024 10:47 PM

And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

Romans 10:15

Construction Project | Day 1

by Eduardo Herrera | April 8, 2024 10:48 PM

While some of us were visiting homes and inviting people to the House of the Lord, another group worked to lay the foundation for the new House of the Lord in this community. 
Construction Project | Day 1

VBS| Day 1

by Eduardo Herrera | April 8, 2024 10:50 PM

Today, we started with VBS, and we had 108 kids! We had so much fun, and we also learned about the story of Jonah.
VBS| Day 1

Craft Time!

by Eduardo Herrera | April 8, 2024 10:52 PM

Today's craft was a whale to remind us about Jonah's story and his redemption after being kept inside a big fish for three days and three nights. 
Craft Time!

The Bible Verse of the Day

by Eduardo Herrera | April 8, 2024 10:53 PM

Today's Bible verse was Jonah 2:2. We taught it to the kids and some of them came to the front to share it with the rest of the group after memorizing it! 
The Bible Verse of the Day

Long Term Relationships

by Augusto Marroquin | April 9, 2024 7:16 PM

This is a family that we met last year and they impacted our lives in a big way. We’ve seen God working in their lives and we have been so blessed to be part of their testimony. It was so nice to hear what God has done since we met them and how He has been working!

Long Term Relationships

Romans 12:13

by Augusto Marroquin | April 9, 2024 7:22 PM

We continue spreading the gospel with the families of our community. We enjoy sharing with them and hearing their stories about their faith.
Romans 12:13

David and Goliath

by Augusto Marroquin | April 9, 2024 7:53 PM

Today during VBS we learned about how God was with David. We loved seeing the kids’ faces enjoying our skit. What another fun day we had today with these kids!

David and Goliath

Soccer in the Fog!

by Augusto Marroquin | April 9, 2024 7:57 PM

We had the opportunity to share with the youth of our community playing soccer games! It was so fun to play even when it was hard to see because it was so foggy. 
Soccer in the Fog!

Construction Time

by Alfredo Ventura | April 11, 2024 1:47 AM

Our last day doing construction. We almost finished all ditches. It was hard work, but we enjoyed helping with the construction of the church of this village. 

Construction Time

Our Last Play

by Alfredo Ventura | April 11, 2024 2:01 AM

On the last day of VBS we shared the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. We had a great time with the kids. We learned how God is always with us even in difficult situations. 
Our Last Play

Farewell Service

by Alfredo Ventura | April 11, 2024 2:17 AM

Our worship team had the opportunity to sing one last time in the farewell service. 
Farewell Service

A Special Gift

by Alfredo Ventura | April 11, 2024 2:20 AM

The kids from the village gave us a gift. It was very sad to see them for the last time. 
A Special Gift

Our Last Dinner in Guatemala

by Augusto Marroquin | April 12, 2024 1:12 AM

Today, we went to Antigua as part of our last day in Guatemala. We went to multiple places, ate a bunch of food and had a great time with the people of this beautiful country. 

Our Last Dinner in Guatemala

Eleventwelve!

by Eduardo Herrera | April 12, 2024 10:17 PM

We had a blessed and life-changing time in Guatemala and we couldn't have done it without this amazing team. 
Eleventwelve!

¡Hasta pronto, Guatemala!

by Eduardo Herrera | April 12, 2024 10:18 PM

We'll miss you, Guatemala. We can't wait to go back home and share with friends and family what we experienced this week in Patzicia.

Until the next time! 

¡Hasta pronto, Guatemala!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | April 12, 2024 11:57 PM

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