I had no idea what I was in for when I signed up to go to Guatemala on a missions trip. I see poor people in and out of the country, but it is completely different when you can talk to them and see them more closely.
We spent quite a bit of time outside of the city of Xela.
The women dressed very traditional outside of Xela.
The school that this photo was taken is full of kids who have sponsors.
They were getting ready to eat and they all came out of their classrooms with a dollop of soap to wash.
Many kids help earn money for their families. I met little 11 yo Jaime on the streets when he asked if he could shine my shoes. (I was wearing my tennis shoes!) I had a bit of a meltdown after giving him a few pieces of candy and a granola bar. Isn't he precious?