August 2nd, 2014
First overnight at Sister Parish Center in Guatemala City, and most of the delegation awoke early with varying degrees of sleep. Onward to Tierra Nueva Dos [TNII) at midday.
We arrived at the church with more than a warm, elevated greeting. The hugs and lovely words from the men, women, and children overwhelmed us. Some in the delegation (I for one) have expressed that they received more abrazos (hugs) in a day than years at home.
Party time! Mucha musica, singing, games, dancing, and specially prepared ethnic foods. We even shared a silly song and dance to the tune of Father Abraham -- in Spanish! What a lovely, joyful experience. We´ve had a full day as we leave the fun for our first overnight at our host families´ homes in TNII. The hospitality here is unmatched!
Loving Regards to all at St. Joan of Arc and our loved ones,