Recently I traveled to Antigua, Guatemala, for the first time. Although I want to travel all around the world, Guatemala was never on my radar. But it was a “God thing.” I’m writing a Guatemala blog series to show you the beautiful pictures and to share about the amazing things God did there. This is Blog #8, Kim’s beautiful condo home. You can read my other blogs in this Guatemala Blog Series at the end of this post.
Once in awhile, someone comes across your path who powerfully impacts you. Last year, I befriended one such person on Facebook —Kim Rogers. Kim has an incredible story, which is included in the Epilogue of my book for sale on Amazon, Signs of God’s Love: Finding Hope in the Midst Of Crisis
Known locally as the “Ambassador to Antigua,” Kim has influenced more than 60 people to visit the city, leveraging tourism to share her vision of creating economic and educational opportunities for the people of Guatemala.
Kim is founder and owner of the not-for-profit organization, Heart for Guatemala, which helps to provide disadvantaged children with food, education, and school supplies.
You can donate to Heart for Guatemala here, buy Guatemalan specialty coffee here to help local women who produce it (it is great coffee and comes in a cute, colorful bag!), or take vision trips here to see this beautiful land yourself, “The Land of Eternal Spring.” I traveled there from November 2-10, 2020, the first time I’d ever been there and I hope to go again soon.
Toward the end of my week in Antigua as I was preparing to go home to the USA, Kim and her boyfriend Stan Edwards urged me to stay longer. Kim said a week wasn’t nearly long enough to see and experience Guatemala. She wanted to show me around more. I had booked my beautiful Air BnB only until Sunday that week, and my money was running out!
She and Stan generously invited me to stay at Kim’s beautiful condo home in Jocotenango free, and Stan said no worries, they’d even feed me! (And Stan is an amazing cook!) After praying about it and sensing this is what God wanted me to do, I agreed, packed up my bags, and my driver Allan took me to their lovely house.
It was the right decision, and I am so glad that I stayed! Just one of the unexpected things God did through me while I was there was helping to feed the hungry people at Parque Central with Mario’s Project–what an honor!
I love Kim’s and Stan’s place. This blog post with pics gives you a virtual tour. Enjoy!