I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships lately. I guess I’ve had friendships on my mind because I’m relearning how to make them, in a new culture none the less. I’ve found out that making friends here is very similar to making friends in the states. It takes time. Fortunately I’ve been down here for a little over three months and I’m starting to make some good friends. Yesterday I went to a beach called Champerico with a couple of my new friends; Laura, who graduated from Union High School in Tulsa, and Kristin, who also goes by the name Scarface because she has a nice Harry Potter scar on her forehead.
I am now ready to say that the rainy season has ended. I arrived in Guatemala on August first and it rained. It has rained almost every day I’ve been down here, but as of this week it has officially stopped. The loud noise you heard last week was the entire population of central America shouting for joy because the rain has stopped. During the rainy season it was borderline psychotic to leave your house without a rain jacket or an umbrella. I only did it once.
Paul writes in the book of Romans for everyone to submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. (Romans 13:1) Simply meaning God’s in control so trust in him. God is greater than the government that is in place, or the government that is going to take control.