Melissa Dykstra


18 thoughts on “Melissa Dykstra

  1. Melissa,
    Praying for you while you are sharing Christ’s love. Blessings, Lana and Jerry

  2. Loved see this roster list – So many great people from NW Iowa! I could play Dutch bingo, but won’t. Hope you, Loren and Rebecca have a GREAT week! Enjoy your time down there together and make a big difference in their lives. May God bless your efforts and keep you all safe!

  3. Melissa! I am so excited for you and your adventure for the next week. I pray that in and through all things Jesus Christ would be glorified. We’ll miss you!

  4. Hi Melissa. I am praying for you. May God pour out his blessings on you in Guatemala. He has great plans for you this week. I am so glad you are there–although I am a little concerned about the big shoes I have to try and fill for you. I will do my best. 🙂 It is so great that Becca gets to experience this with you and Loren too! I am praying for your kids back home too. Have a wonderful time!

  5. So excited for you Melissa! And so glad you get to be on this great trip. What a special week it will be. You will be such a blessing to the team with your caring heart and love for Guatemala. Praying for you!

  6. Julia, Logan, and Collin
    I hope everthing is going well. We are having fun here in Guatemala. The weather is beautiful here. We did our first medical clinic yesterday. The roads were a little rough but we made it. We get to start building houses tomorrow. Have a great day.

  7. Melissa, Our family is praying for you and your family. May God’s blessings be showered upon you and the lives you touch. The Van Gelder’s

  8. Melissa, the kids are doing great. Collin made it through 2 services minus the last 15min this evening. I thought that was impressive! They are keeping busy, bouncing on beds, making race tracks, coloring, playing tag , & watching movies. I’m sure the kids there are excited to see you and keeping busy too. Do you continue doing medical clinics for the first part of the week? We will continue to keep you in thoughts and prayers.

  9. Mom, I hope you don’t get hurt while building houses. I really miss you. I liked to play tag here. Sat. I had my nails done. I bet the last day your going to paint the Guatemalen girls nails. Enjoy your beautiful weather. I’m off to school today. Love you

  10. Not sure why the times are off, but I WAS sleeping at 3:49am. (I emailed Sun. night and Julia sent an email at 7am Mon. morning.) The kids will be here alittle longer, as the other home had a touch of illness. Sent at 2:03pm while Collin was napping 🙂

  11. 14 degrees this AM, which brought the Guatemalan heat to mind. Hope you are enjoying yourself as you build homes and change lives. Praying for safety, wisdom, and open and willing hearts.

  12. I’m so excited that Rebecca gets to experience this trip with you! Those will be memories that she’ll never forget. Praying that you’re having a great week and you feel covered by His love.

  13. Hi Melissa! We are so excited for you and we prayed for you today. Heather explained to the class about all of the different things that you are doing. We just found out about the blog so now we can send messages to you! Praying that you are having a great week so far and praying for you to be safe on the roads. We are also praying for the people that you will meet and that their hearts will be open to the good news.

  14. Hey Melissa~ Sounds like everything is going well down there. I just want to personally thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. We will continue to lift the team up in prayer.

  15. Hi Melissa, We just wanted to say hi to you, and Loren and Becca too.Things are going well here. The boys are here today -Collin is taking a nap and Logan says Hi mom.The sun is shining and about 40 degrees out. Sounds like you are keeping really busy. We keep praying for safety and God’s blessing on your work there. Love Dad and Mom

  16. Hi Melissa- I am having a great time in Kindergarten. The kids pray for you everyday! You are very missed! They are so precious. They will be very excited to hear all of your stories! We will pray for your health specifically. Someone else posted that you weren’t feeling well. Lots of prayers are lifted on your behalf. Enjoy dedicating the houses tomorrow.

  17. We have been having a great time here in Guatemala. We have been busy and working hard. We dedicated all of the houses yesterday and had a great day! We were exhausted when we got back to the base. Today is a day to do projects around the base and go shopping in Antigua this afternoon.

  18. Hi Melissa! Sounds like you are having a great trip! The kids are doing great! We ALL had a long restful night with Collin beating us all. Older kids are off to school and the boys are having fun chasing “scary Collin” and ridding my house of monsters. Apparently my house is haunted : ) Anyways, have a great day and enjoy your shopping day.

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