we are SO excited about our post today! our beautiful friends Cristiane and Izzy, are taking over the blog to share why they decided to join us as 2017 Partners though monthly support. we love these guys so much and we know you will too by the end of this post! take it away Cristiane!
"i've always heard of great work being done in Asia, Africa, Europe, and I always thought, "what about the America's?" so when we heard about what Katie and Omar are doing, we were so excited to learn more about it!
Izzy and I knew we had to get involved after reading about their vision on the Revive website. we really do believe that hard work pays off but also that sometimes not everyone gets a chance at a job and education. we know that first hand because we both grew up in other countries.
while there's great benefit in short term visits, we really believe there's a special power in long term missions. that is why our hearts are drawn to what Revive is doing. Revive is not about just giving people something temporary, but teaching them skills that will last a lifetime and significantly improve the quality of life. after chatting with Katie and getting to know Omar, we know that they are the real deal - they walk the talk ;) . we saw that when things get tough they don't give up, but stand firm on the rock. that's the kind of people we want to be involved with and we are so glad we get to be a small part of what is happening in Guatemala! we are excited to see the fruit of their hard work in their community and hear stories of people having a chance at a better life. we love reading about Patzicia and Guillermo's family. the kids' smiles are captivating! most importantly, we appreciate Katie and Omar showing God's love and compassion in such a genuine way. their work is of eternal significance."
thanks so much for sharing guys! you make us better and we are so lucky to have you along the journey with us this year! if you have questions about how to become a 2017 Partner, just send us an email, we'd love to talk with you!
sending you all love and light today - and one more picture of this sweet couple :)