From New York to Nebraska to California, three excited teams came together from across the US for one purpose, to serve God in Guatemala from July 27th – August 8th. While speaking Spanish was a breeze for some and more difficult for others, the culture shock impacted everyone, but the people from the town of Magdalena greeted us constantly with friendly smiles and cheerful greetings. Having the opportunity to get to know the Guatemalans despite the language barrier was a blessing for us all. Learning to humble ourselves and focus on completing what God has appointed us to do was a main goal as we studied Ephesians throughout the two weeks. Whether we were out building the community center in El Gorrion or opening the new playground for the kids at the Monroy school God’s presence was apparent in every situation.