John Maxwell’s Perspective on His Trip

Hey folks. John here. Quick update. I am having a total blast. This trip continues to be amazing. The people are some of the nicest people I have ever met. I totally love all my new friends over here.

They are all so friendly, generous, and caring. In the states we don’t have anything to compare their generosity to.

One thing that this trip has done is make me so much more grateful for all that we have. Most nights, under the mosquito net, it is 85-90°, with high humidity. I thought I would have trouble sleeping, but so far I have slept well every night. If there is a breeze we are SO grateful. However, if it quits, I feel like Jonah when he complained that his shade tree died. The Lord said it wasn’t yours to begin with. True Lord. A good reminder to take what comes our way and run with it.

Thank you all for praying.


trip-18Dinner, anyone? (Yes, it’s true.)


“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
Psalm 100:4

9 thoughts on “John Maxwell’s Perspective on His Trip”

  1. Oh wow! I think I’ll stick with a conventional dinner. Love seeing all the pictures and I’m happy that John is having a good time.

    Btw…my little cousin told me that a group selfie is called an “ussie” 😀 😀

  2. Eew! [shudders!] Is that snake still alive?!? I tasted snake once also–not a favorite of mine (probably mostly because I knew what it was 🙂 ), but definitely preferred dead rather than alive! Looks like quite the adventure!

  3. Snakes alive!!?! Yuck! 🙂
    When we were in CR the people there were so friendly and generous too.
    Thanks for the update!

  4. Matthew 28:19-20 I’ve never been called to international missions, but have so much respect for those who are. And especially the long term missionaries. Perhaps God is preparing John for full-time missions work.

    There are so many opportunities to minister in the states. Have you ever heard the idea of “blessing bags”…a family from Kansas City (right in your neighborhood) started preparing and giving them out to homeless in the area.

  5. John, thank you for keeping us updated! 🙂 Those experiences helps us a lot to be grateful to God for so many things that he has provided us even the smallest things, we are so blessed in this country and we don’t see it. I have done a long fast, and only that has helped me to be grateful to God for so many thing that we can do and have and we never are grateful. I know that all these experiences helps us grow more each day and teaches us how to be humble and have a heart like Jesus. I wish you the best! God bless you and keep you safe always!
    -Angela from here New York!

  6. That snake is probably healthier than majority of food americans eat, it’s all the matter of perspective!

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