As many of you probably know, I recently spent 10 days in Guatemala with my little brother Connor. He's been there since the day I got back from Haiti in June and he'll be there for a couple more weeks. I managed to plan and raise money for the entire trip without him ever knowing I was coming and it was so awesome to see his face when I surprised him at the compound in Quetzaltenango. This was my third time to travel to Guatemala, but my first time to travel as an adult who kind of knows how to use a camera. The last time I was there was 11years ago and I have to say, it's amazing how much has changed in that country in a decade.
The main purpose for this trip centered around a 3-day medical campaign with an organization called Living Water Ministries in a little town by the name of La Democracia which is about an hour and a half away from one of the larger cities, Huehuetenango. The idea behind the medical campaign is simple, yet profound - provide medical, vision and dental aid to people while giving them the opportunity to receive prayer and salvation. In addition to the daily clinics, we held nightly church services where people had the chance to hear the Word of God preached. Over the course of 3 days, we were able to give medical aid to 2,873 people and 472 people made the decision to give their lives to Christ!
Working along with my little brother, my main job throughout the medical part was helping people move from one line to the other, but I was able to bring my camera along one day and get a few shots. Most of the images, however are from traveling days and free time that we had.
This was such an amazing trip and working with my little brother to bring the love of Christ to those in need was such a huge blessing. Below are just a few of my favorite images from the trip. If you want to see more photos, click here for a slightly larger collection. Enjoy!