Thursday, August 24, 2011 Spent the day in La Esquela de Arte with Carlos, Thelma, Antoinetta and Jose. Cristin taught the class a new paint form. The students, ages 7- 14, were quick to adapt. Carlos and Thelma hosted us for lunch. A truly authentic Guatemalan dish and las chicas made tortillas. The maize is taken to town, we hosted Mark and Gina Schmidt and family as well as Brock and Kerrie Johnson and family. Carlos, Thelma and their family as well as Antoinetta and Jose and their family including their son, celebrating his birthday. We ended the night with worship and a discussion of what this trip means. What will we take home. I think that our commitment to Shepherd Community Center weighed heavy on our hearts. The folks that we have met here in Guatemala have big hearts, very hospitable and gracious. A true pleasure.