Teaching and tutoring…
It’s been a lot the past few weeks!
Things are getting real around here. We are down to 3 non-matching plates. We each have one that we wash at each meal. We are feeling very overwhelmed as we see new challenges with the move, sometimes daily as we continue our routines with school, tutoring, and ministry.
One major change is that due to circumstances we will now be driving back to the states thru Mexico in our car instead of flying. This is a blessing for a couple of reasons but does not come without a few concerns. One major blessing is that we are able to take our dogs with us via this route. Another blessing is that we can drive our car so we do not need to sell and buy a new main vehicle upon arrival. Some concerns are safety and ease at border crossings. We have been speaking with several missionaries who have made the trip thru Mexico so we are following advice and being as wise as we know how.
We continue to covet your prayers as we strive to finish well in Guatemala with our friends and ministries; especially as we navigate so many emotions. We would also like to encourage you to pray about year-end giving, we have many expenses moving back to the States, some expected some unexpected. While we trust God to work out the details we also want to provide an opportunity to serve through financial giving.
A few specific prayer requests
Peace of Christ to You,
Gerald for all
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.