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Day of Rest

We wrapped our shoot in Guatemala City yesterday and headed to Antuiga. Antuiga is a beautiful city. One could get lost in the beauty of the cobble stone streets, the Spanish architecture, the splashes of color each building has to offer and pleasant faces that greet you. Roughly fourty five minutes from Guatemala City is this peaceful oasis nestled under the shadow of three volcanoes. The visual beauty is left dead when trying to describe it with words. So I will include a few photos. Here is one we were greeted to yesterday at sunset. What an amazing God we serve.
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This morning I awoke to someone in the hotel cleaning and playing loud music. Theres nothing like Spanish Pop to get you out of bed. Since it was 6:45 I thought I might as well get up and see what this city has to offer today. Its our day off. I have been walking the streets and meeting some interesting people. There was an old beggar lady who stopped me and asked for money. She couldnt have been more than four feet tall. When I said to her, No Gracias, she hit me on the leg and kept walking. I chuckled at her assertiveness, and should have given her something for her boldness. I then met this nice gentleman, Hosea, who told me about the city. Between his broken English and my broken Spanish we had a nice conversation and he pointed me in the direction of the market and told me how long it would take to hike up the volcanoes.
I am now sitting in a cafe in the town center enjoying some coffee and listening to Sigur Ros. I needed some time for myself and with God this morning. Prayer time this morning brought a peaceful security as I walked the streets of this foreign city. There’s nothing like milling around the inner thoughts, frustrations and joys with your best friend and then just walking and listening to him.
Marko Setting Up
Today is our day off. By mid week our team of eighteen will be reduced to about seven. Some unfortunately have to leave us. We have a lot of work to do here this week but we have worked hard and last night we went to a great restaurant where we ate and then danced. Here are our dancing partners. And yes, I have video of most all of it.
We Danced
Peace,
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