Six Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

Hello everyone! How is your day going? I hope that you are doing well πŸ’–

A few days ago, I realized that I was coming up on my six-month blogging journey mark! And not only that, but it has been about six months since I was called to serve the Lord in Guatemala one day. ❀

Six months ago today, I created this blog! And on January 1st, 2017 (six months and nearly a week ago today), the Lord placed this calling and desire on my heart: to do His good work in a country that I have quickly come to love. ❀

Before I go on to talking about my calling, I’d like to address my blogging halfway-to-my-anniversary. πŸŽ‰

Getting to be part of the blogging community has brought me so much joy. I’ve gotten to meet wonderful people all around the world, experience the creativity all of you display across your blogs, and I’ve gotten to write my own articles and posts, as well! It has had its highs and lows, but overall, having my own little spot on WordPress has been and continues to be such a blast. πŸ’“ I love getting to further connect with all of you, and the support that we all show each other truly warms my heart. Thank you for sticking around my blog for all these months – I’ve loved every step of the way! And I’m looking forward to the next six months. πŸ™‚


Now, when it comes to my Guatemalan calling, I must say that it has been the craziest roller coaster of emotions in my life so far.

Learning about the country, delving deeper into my Spanish learning, and leaving all the details in the hands of my Lord has been an absolutely beautiful experience. The drive that I feel to do whatever I can to get me there in His timing leads me to tears sometimes. I really can’t fully describe the beauty of this calling, because to onlookers, it might look like it’s taking from my life more than it’s adding to it, but that isn’t the case at all. The positivity it has brought into my life has been powerful, but in the best way possible.

Related Post: Four Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

On the other hand, I have struggled with nervousness because I was recently hit with the realization that I might be living there one day for an extended amount of time. By being away from my home in the US and staying there, I wouldn’t get to be with my family and everything else I’ve called home my entire life. I hadn’t considered up until now the possibility of being so far from my family that my only way or contacting them would be to video call … and it broke my heart.

Going to Guatemala will definitely be surreal, and maybe painfully hard at times. But the One Who is guiding me is also taking care of me; I have nothing to fear. ❀️

In the next six months, I will be working at putting all of my trust in Him. It is not easy, but His Word reminds me of His constant faithfulness and love…

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea…” – Psalm 46:1-2

“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him.” – Nahum 1:7

“Thou art my hiding place; Thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.” – Psalm 32:7

Thank you so much for reading. I enjoyed sharing this post with you today πŸ’› Happy Thursday, y’all!

— Maggie

Visit the ‘His Child‘ category on my blog for more spiritual inspiration.

58 thoughts on “Six Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

      1. Definitely looking forward to having my own house though. πŸ˜‰ Much as I love everyone in my family to the moon and back, sometimes, I just need more space, ya know? Plus, if I had my own house I could allow my dog on the couch for cuddle time. XD That’s what couch covers are for, right?

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  1. Congrats on the 6 months!
    It’s so amazing that your trusting God to lead your life. I’m trying to but I feel like its so hard cause I want to plan my life out!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much, Cassidy! It has been a crazy journey, but it’s been worth every step of the way. πŸ™‚ ah same here! It’s easy to want to have all the control…but when we leave our future in God’s hands, He blesses us with so much more than we can ever imagine!

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  2. Awesome job on your six month anniversary you have done an amazing job with your blogging and I have greatly enjoyed your posts in the three months that I got to share with you. Your blogs always inspire and encourage to get better with blogging but most all how to trust in God!πŸ’œ

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  3. Has it been 6 months already? It seems just like yesterday I met you. You have always been so supportive Maggie, and it is greatly appreciated. It certainly has made my wordress experience a joy πŸ™‚ I’m happy you are leaving it all up to God, He won’t steer you wrong, that’s for sure. It might seem scary and sad to be leaving family, but just like this 6 months has flown by, your time away from them will fly by too. God will always keep you in touch and near with them, He knows how deeply you love your family πŸ™‚

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    1. It really does feel like we just started chatting on WordPress. I can’t believe it’s been that long! Aww I’m glad my being here has made you happy πŸ™‚ Yes, that is the only place this situation should be! If I tried to figure it all out myself, I’d be a wreck (well more than I already am lol). Yes, He does. I know that He knows what’s best for us πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheila. πŸ™‚ Well, it began when I found out about a Guatemalan organization (you can visit the website in the menu on my blog), and the more I studied the pictures of those kids that stay there and learned about how the organization came to be, the more I felt drawn to it. I could just sense the love that radiated from the creator and the others working there, and pretty soon, I found myself wanting to work there, as well. It was on the 1st of January that the Lord showed me while I was praying that evening that was His will for me one day. The love and joy that washed over me during that prayer was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Anytime I doubt the validity of this calling, I’m reminded of that evening. πŸ™‚ He has a plan and is leading me.

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  4. Whoa! Is it six months already? How the time is flying by! Happy six month anniversary and you’re doing the right thing by placing your trust in the Almighty.

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  5. This is amazing Maggie! Your blog is incredible, and I’m so glad you’re a part of this community!! Your calling to Guatemala is also incredible, and I’m sure one day when you’re there, looking after those kids, you’ll be having an amazing time! πŸ™‚

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  6. Happy 6th month blogiversary Maggie!! You have such an amazing blog and it’s so great to have an blogging friend as incredible as you!! Good luck with the next 6 months and everything in the future 😊 xx

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  7. No need to be nervous, you will do just fine if you fully prepare for your trip to Guatemala. And congratulations on 6 months of blogging, Maggie!

    Steve πŸ™‚

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