Settling In at Chichicastenango
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The team has settled in to the Santo Tomas Hotel in Chichicastenango following a “smooth” 4hr. drive.God blessed us with sunny sky and pleasant temperatures, happy conversations, and sharing of stories. We witnessed a passion parade of pageantry and emotions. The youth of Chichi were dressed in their finest clothing, some in purple robes. An enormous float of Jesus’ crucifixion was carried down the cathedral steps by no less than 45 men dressed in black suits in the hot sun. The Easter week preparations decorate the outside and inside of the churches. Deep purple banners drape most of the churches.
The team is in good spirits and health. We will meet for our devotional time together and singing this evening. Stephanie Filipiuk will lead us in God’s word. Prayer surrounds us. We feel Jesus’ love beside, on top, and all around.