Stomach aches, laughing hysterically, picture looking lots of picture looking, tears, oh my word, WHY did we buy so many shoes, one last Visit to Chick fil A, one last hug, more tears, suitcases lining the hallway and into the bedrooms, ziplock baggies, lots of ziplock baggies, tears just thinking about one last hug, home again, happy puppy dogs, afternoons outside with friends and sleep lots of sleep...this is enough to make anyone crazy!
Transition funk always starts when we make the shift from one of our homes to the other home.
It never gets easier!
We have had an incredibly encouraging time in the states! We have been so blessed to have reconnected with so many friends, spent lots of quality time with family and built some new friendships. We have been renewed and reminded of the passion we have for the life we live and those we love and minister to in Guatemala.
Please pray for us over the next few days as we experience an entire roller coaster of emotions. These will hit us all at different times with different intensity.
Pray we are patient with each other and ourselves. Pray for a smooth trip to Houston and through all the lines in the airport and no surprises or issues in immigration once we reach Guatemala.
Thank you friends and family for all the love and support you have shown over the last two months. We made memories we will not soon forget!
Do you ever wonder what it is like in a day in the life of a missionary? What does their day to day ministry look like, their struggle with the intensity of the stories of the people with which they work? We all know someone with a story that just breaks our heart or makes us scratch our head in wonder. We want to share these stories and interactions as a way to further connect you to our life here in Guatemala. Don't worry not all the stories will be about ministry, we will throw in some every day life stories of our interactions and just living in another culture, so check our blog out often for updates.
Sarah and I want this to be a running dialogue from what we are doing, seeing, dealing with and experiencing as God provides us with special people to love and share his love with. If you have questions about who we are working with, what led us to this type of ministry or just a general question about life; feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment below.
We are very thankful for the opportunity to serve “the least of these” and could not do it without your prayers or financial support.
¡Paz de Cristo a Usted!
Peace of Christ to You!
Gerald and Sarah Lastrapes
Along with their two children are missionaries in Guatemala. They will be sharing stories of discipleship through prison and shelter ministries.