This year our EMM Workers in Central America Retreat was held in Guatemala City at Semilla. Semilla is a Mennonite Seminary and a beautiful oasis in the middle of a bustling city.
This is our group standing in front of the Hands of Peace Memorial. (Where else would a bunch of Mennos take a group shot? !). From left: Phyllis and Galen Groff (our regional reps), Steve and Beth Gibbs (our retreat leaders), Brittany Lentz, me, Stefan Hess and Sheila Yoder. I thank God that Sheila came to interpret for me :-) I cherish her friendship and willingness to travel to Guatemala. It was wonderful to catch up with her, too,
On Saturday our group took a trip to the old capitol called Antigua. This is the view from the mountain overlooking the city. Brittany was brave enough to walk down and take a photo.
This is a pretty mural in the restaurant where we ate lunch.
The famous archway in front of the cathedral.
We walked around the market and I saw these shoes. Sulmi and Kristel love high tops. Here they are with a Guatemala woven print. They made me smile and think of my girls.
A BIG thank you to Galen and Phyllis for planning the retreat, praying over all of us, and making us feel loved and supported.