Driving Back To Honduras – Days 4 And 5

This 3500-mile car trip should take about six or seven days. From Arizona we drove through the U.S. and Mexico and have entered Guatemala. Next up is Honduras.

North ArcThursday we drove from Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico to Matías Romero, Mexico. It was 536 miles and 13 hours. This was a great day of driving. We feared driving anywhere close to Mexico City. Something about driving through the 5th largest metropolitan area in the world was intimidating. About 50 miles before downtown Mexico City we found the North Arc. For a fee you could enter toll road and drive on fresh, new roads that curved all the way around Mexico City and allowed chicken drivers an easy bypassing the area altogether.

Thursday night we stayed in our dumpiest hotel of the trip. It was very sleep-able, but nothing you’d want to take your mom to.

wind turbinesOn Friday we drove from Matías Romero to Guatemala City, Guatemala. It was 492 miles and took 13 hours. In order to try and make Guatemala City by sunset we got on the road at 6:30am. At sunrise we were treated to a massive wind turbine farm along the Pacific coast. Clear, fast roads got us to the Mexico/Guatemala border just after noon. With little fanfare we cleared the border in 40 minutes. We took CA 2 (a different route than last time) and got into our hotel in Guatemala City just after 7:30pm.

Mike’s wallet has still not shown up, but there are still no charges on his credit cards. We think it must be in our bags someplace.

Lord willing we will be in our own beds in La Ceiba, Honduras Saturday night.

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About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.

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