The Life of the Wesley Chapel Guatemalan Missionaries During COVID19-Part 3

Written by Pam English



“ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:11-12


Very known verse! Very new meaning these days. Maybe you are tired of hearing these words these days. DON’T BE. Love them. Embrace them. Believe them. Trust them.


Before Covid-19 Steve and I already had plans to come to the US in May for a short visit. We did postpone those plans a bit and then had a canceled flight but finally arriving to the US on May 26 expecting to return to Guatemala mid-June, which was not the case. Those who know us, know we are different missionaries who have not come to the States repetitively. In fact, the longest span of time was 22 days in 2019. As I write this, we are quickly approaching 100 days. (And note: we came with one carry on each and five days of clothes and doing just fine!!)


However, we were in for a surprise to not return. Everything is good, however. There have been inexplicable times of ministry in the US with people here as we continue to minister via WhatsApp, Facetime, FaceBook Live, and Zoom every single day to Guatemala!!!! Things have not stopped in our lives, especially with the capability and availability of ministering to and with people that would not have been if we were not here.


Normal things stopped in our lives like our largest yearly fundraiser, classes, and “normal” life. But super things have developed like an unexpected match grant, ministry to lost here and a “new normal life.” We cling to Hebrews 13:5 “…be content with such things as you have. For He has said, ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you.’”