God moves in a missions trip to Central America.

By May 19, 2005

Guatemala (MNN)–God intervened in a missions trip that nearly didn’t happen. Plans were well underway for Cornerstone University’s WAYK Radio Station to take a team of 38 to Honduras to work at an orphanage.

With five weeks to go, the ministry they were going to serve with collapsed. The team was left with a full shipping container and hopes pinned on a trip that wasn’t going to happen.

Station manager, Rich Anderson had dozens of questions left hanging, like “Where do you take 38 people (including 6 nurses and one doctor) when you only have 5 weeks before you are supposed to leave? ” “Will you be able to ship the humanitarian aid you’ve collected in time so your team can distribute it in-country?”

The logistics of moving the trip seemed insurmountable, with 38 fixed tickets needing to get changed between two airlines. And yet, God overcame the obstacles.

In the original plan, a truck was supposed to collect the supplies to take them to Honduras, but it didn’t arrive on time, and the supplies were not in transit when the plans changed. Moreover, an inquiry on customs in Guatemala City wound up with the President’s wife, who got the shipment on the fast track through customs.

Buckner Orphan Care International was contacted to see if they had a place for a large team. Not only did they step in, the team is going to share the love of Christ with not one, but four orphanages in Guatemala. The team will be in Guatemala June 12-22. The supplies shipped out May 16th, and should arrive in Guatemala City May 29.

Given the challenges, the trip holds much potential for kingdom building. Pray for the children who will come into contact with the Gospel, that they will respond. Pray too for the team as they travel.

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