After a very early morning start (4:30am departure from Freedom Church), we arrived in Guatemala close to midnight local time. We were all exhausted, but a sense of excitement and anticipation was in the air. We cleared customs with no real problems, and with our luggage in tow, we were ready.
We were up early this morning, excited and looking forward to the day. I was sent out with the build team today and it was incredible, the pictures will never do justice to what was experienced there by the team. To see the kids running towards the van as all the "gringos" piled out ready to start building homes, it was priceless. The kids of the area were everywhere, laughing, watching, wide eyed with happiness and joy.
I know most of you would like to hear the details, but I don't feel like it's my place to share the real stories of the teams. I want to leave that for them. I want the teams to tell you, their loved ones, there own stories. So until you hear their experiences from them, these pictures will have to give you a glimpse into what our first day has been like.