Serving in Guatemala

Sterling and I are headed to Guatemala for a few days; we’re going on a humanitarian trip called Smiles for Quetzaltenango organized by a group called Smiles for Central America. This group has organized dozens of humanitarian trips designed to help people living in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, and Honduras. This trip will be focused on helping more than 1,000 young men and women who are preparing to serve missions; we’ll be helping them with medical exams and tests and comprehensive dental treatment.

I’ve never done anything like this before but have always wanted to, and we’re both thrilled to be doing it now. I have to admit that about a month ago, when I was getting the required shots and doing a lot of traveling for Stampin’ Up!, I felt less than excited about another week or so out of the country. But I knew even then that as this wonderful opportunity got closer, I’d get more and more excited. And I am! I can’t wait!

We’ll be gone for 10 days, so you won’t be hearing much from me. I do have one blog that I’ve scheduled to post while I’m gone—sharing the projects I showed at our European Convention. I hope you enjoy those projects, and I’ll look forward to telling you more about our trip to Guatemala when we return.