Mitchell Visser


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  1. Mom says:

    Hey Mitchell-
    I hope you had a great trip down even though you were stuffed up. Hopefully, the Sudafed and other stuff helped you not be miserable. I am thinking of you down there and am wondering how your first day is going and what your impressions are. I hope you take a lot of video and put together something really fantastic when you get home. Can’t wait to see it. I hope you enjoy every minute of every day!
    I Love you!!!!

  2. Jim Crawley says:

    Hey Mitchell…take it all in my friend. This will be an unforgettable experience both for you and for those people that you meet. You are providing such a service for these people and they will benefit for years to come. I am anxious to read about how you are doing. Take care! Jim

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just wanted to let you know I’ll be praying for you…that God will use you and bless you on this mission trip. I’m so happy you’re there! Go share God with ’em!

    Mary Jo Kleyn

  4. Christopher Love says:

    Mitch, I am so happy you made it safely to Guatemala! (Did I spell that right?) I hope you are getting good sleep, and I also hope you are safe the rest of the trip. I bet you will grow alot in Christ through the trip!

    -Chris L.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mitch! your awesome! i hope you get an amazing experience. your such a smarty pants and i know God has wonderfull plans for your future keep up your sweet positive spirit. your the best!

    -cindy [:

  6. Becki Visser says:

    Mitch–This is day two and it is driving me crazy that I don’t know your first impressions! I hope all is going well and that you are surviving the heat. Teresa Stevens posted a great summary of the first day so that was nice to hear. Hope those video cameras are coming in handy! Looking forward to when you get to send a note. We miss you and love you! Mom, Mace, and CiCi

  7. Jim Maness says:

    Mitchell — Just thinking of your joy and energy being used to serve in Guatemala brings a smile to my face. Praying that these days you will be used mightily but also that your artistry will grow in ways that you never imagined as well. Blessings. – Pastor Jim

  8. Anonymous says:

    Mitchell ~ I am sure you are seeing and experiencing things that are very new to you! You are terrific young man and I know your talents and skills will be greatly appreciated and remembered by all those you meet on this journey. Your smile alone will light the lives of many, and if you are able to share your music…. who knows how many more you can touch! We will pray for a safe and memorable trip 🙂

    Pam, Greg and Alex DeJong

  9. Kevin Curtis says:

    Mitchell, remember I am personally holding you responsible for the safe keeping of my wife down there. 🙂 Just kidding!

    Talk with ya soon, praying for you guys all day long!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am very glad to hear you all made it safely. It sounds like a very beautiful place to be. The work you are all doing will forever be remembered by the people you are helping and all of you as well. When you have an opportunity like this it makes you step back and look at what life is all about. Makes you realize how blessed and protected we all are back at home. I know this will be a life changing experince for you and everyone there. Stay safe and enjoy this opportunity and blessing to be there and give. Take lots of video and pictures! Keep us all updated when you can. Love Dad. 🙂

  11. Mitch Visser says:

    Hello everyone,

    • Mitch Visser says:

      Thank you for all the kind comments and support! I really appreciate it. Due to insanely long lines behind me for the computer, I cannot reply personally to each of your posts 😦

      So far, Guatemala is amazing. It’s so different here! The villages, people, and landscape are way off from what i was picturing. In the villages, the work is no work at all because we can see what we’re doing for the people. The kids are amazing and cute, although i think they may be manipulating us on purpose to get Dulces (candy) and peluchas (stuffed animals). I gave one kid a beanie babie, he went away, hid it, and came back pretending to be a different kid so he could get another one! lol. Met a few little dudes who are pretty cool as well. We played some soccer juggling games and one kid Eddy, is better than most of our youth group at soccer, and he’s 7 hahaaha. I’m still a bit sick, but feeling better as the trip goes along.

      This place is sweet, and i’m having a great time! Once again, thanks for all the kind words. When I get back I’ll share all my experiences with y’all.


      • Becki Visser says:

        Mitch–I was so happy to read your post and know that you are feeling better! I have been praying for you and thinking of you like crazy. So happy that you are having a great trip. I love you and am looking forward to hearing your stories and seeing your footage and pictures next week! Enjoy every single moment!!!!!

  12. Dennis Albachten says:

    Hey Mitch, Great to hear you are having a great experience. The Lord is amazing. I hope you are able to get some video. God bless, Mr A.

  13. Alyssa says:

    Mitch! I hope you are having a blast & I’m excited to hear all about it when you get back 🙂

  14. Cici and Macie :) says:

    Mitchy We love you and we are happy you are having a good time! We miss you so much and the first thing mom says everyday is “Have you guys thought of Mitchell yet?” Mom misses you alot and so do we! 🙂 We hope you get some videos and pictures of your trip. Love, Cici and Macie
    (P.S. Your the BEST big brother ever!!! 🙂

  15. Russ & Vicki Wierenga says:

    Hey Mitchell!! We are praying for you tonite, thanks for the updates they are great to hear. It sounds like things are amazing, I think alot of us parents wish we were with you to watch you experience it 🙂 Hoping that you are feeling 100% soon and that God continues to watch over all of you as you carry out his plan. Take care Buddy!

  16. Mitchell, I was so excited to read your post! I’ve been thinking about you and hoping that you are feeling well enough to fully take in this amazing experience. I am so proud of you and, no, it’s not just because I’m your aunt and I think you’re awesome! 🙂 I think you are a wonderful example and I’m sure you’re making an impact on the children there. You are blessing families as you serve God…your kindness and generosity will leave a lasting impression. I am looking forward to hearing every detail of your adventure! Love you!
    Aunt Tam

  17. Jaimy Stevens says:

    Mitch it is great to hear your post!! It is very different over there it is hard to believe those people really have nothing!! You are so awesome for going on this mission trip it is a big leap of faith but I know All of you will come back impacted from this trip!! It is hard to imagine but some of theses people will do more for you spiritually than you will do for them:) when we were there we changed lives but mine was changed more than I could imagine!! Take care of yourself!!
    Jaimy Stevens

  18. Jeff Bond says:

    Great to hear things are going well, Mitch. Know that there are a ton of people praying for you and the people you’re serving there. Keep up the great work and God Bless!


  19. Jim Crawley says:

    Hey Mitch..Hope you are feeling better. It would be very cool to see you down there. I am sure you are having a great time with the Team and with the people. Maybe a little out of the comfort zone at times, but I am sure that even makes it more interesting and life-changing. Keep the strength and continue to let that vibrant personality shine. I know that you are having such a positive affect on those you meet.

    Take care and enjoy the interaction during medical clinics! Get ready to feel the impact during the Jesus Film!


  20. Mitch Visser says:

    I am really impressed with how much our group got done! Five houses are built, stuccoed, and painted in just three days! I got to draw two walls for our families house, the first being Pooh Bear and the second the Precious Moments Angels.

    We’ve got medical clinics today! I’m not really sure what to expect but I know it will be awesome. I also believe that today will be a lot easier compared to the first building day :), so that will be nice. I miss the kids from the other village already, my little buddies who followed me around and/or used me as a jungle gym.

    It is very hot here, and today’s gonna be another warm one. I know it’s hard to believe ma, but I’ve been using sunscreen! lol.

    Well that is all for now,
    Thank you all for your support and comments!


  21. Becki Visser says:

    Mitchy, I love reading your posts (yes, both of them) and can’t wait to find out more. Curious who your building group was and am wondering if Pooh Bear and Precious Moments Angels wall designs were in the same house or two different ones. I am so glad you are having this experience and know you are growing and learning from everything you experience this week. I love you. Mom

  22. Michele Huizinga says:

    Hey Mitchell 🙂

    What an amazing experience!! Working on five houses in three days is awesome, and I’m sure that everyone you are meeting on your trip is being impacted by you and your group in immeasurable ways. The little things and the big things make such a difference to others by knowing that someone cares enough to travel so far to share their gifts, talents, and goodwill. Be safe, have fun and we are keeping you in love and prayers while you are away!!

    ~ Cousin Shel, Phil, Noah & Noel

  23. Sheldon Shaw says:

    Mitchell, way to pull through, man! Praying for you and the entire team. Sorry to hear you got a little sick. Glad to hear you didn’t let it slow you down too much. I can see a Pooh bear. I am curious how you drew a Precious Moments angel . . .

  24. Jackie Westerling says:

    I just wanted to say that I am so proud of everything you are doing over there. You have grown into such an AMAZING youg man. I also wanted to thank you for looking over Jaycee, I know she was in your building group and I knew that you boys probably were looking out for the girls in your group. You are an incredible young man and you are going to continute to do bigger and better things everyday!! I am praying for you and your entire team as you continue on this awesome adventure. You are chaning many peoples lives including your own. Take care of yourself and take care of my baby!!! I will see you real soon and I hope too hear ALL of your amazing stories!
    Lot of Love

  25. Lynn Albachten says:

    Good morning everyone – The Lord is blessing the Allendale area with a much needed storm, rain, wind, thunder and lightening. Awesome!! Thinking and praying for all of you on your last day in paradise. So proud of everyone for taking God’s leading and sharing the love of Christ with so many wonderful and beautiful people in Guatemala. Thank you all for sharing little bits and pieces of your adventure. You have been such a blessing to all of us back in the states. The world has been a better place because of your trip, due to all of us praying for you and your trip. So many more prayers have been prayed in the last week than usual. Praise the Lord! Enjoy your day shopping and relaxing with friends and family. Hugs to you all! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip when you get home. Safety, health and love to you all! Be sure to keep your hearts and minds open to what God has in store for you all in many different ways. Heaven must be celebrating about all of the new followers from Guatemala. Thank you for your role in their new lives with Christ. We will continue to pray for Nancy that God will soften her heart and have the opportunity to welcome her into His mighty fold someday. Bless you all in mighty ways!!
    Hugs – Mom, Mrs. A, Lynn

  26. Mitch Visser says:

    Thanks guys!
    Oh by the way the drawings are all in the same house.

    The medical clinics were awesome!
    Got to play soccer with the kids and pulled out all the moves! hahaha
    We had a blast with the first group playin and i really regret quiting soccer earlier this year because it was so fun!

    The village yesterday though, actually knew how to play soccer very well and we got smoked.
    Allendale – 10 Village – about 48.

    And it rained a ton so when you’d go in to kick you’d slip and get soaked and dirty. But it was still fun, and i enjoyed it even though we got killed lol.

    The film and Hermano Jesus preaching was very moving, along with our singing praise. It was crazy seeing all the distractions going on around us that the enemy was trying to throw at us, but we all prayed and eventually everything calmed down and it was just us, the people, and the spirit of God.

    Today was also awesome! Had a blast shopping and bartering with the people. Never thought i would enjoy sghopping but somehow i did. I wish we bartered in America! I think i am going to try it once I get back.

    That’s all for now,


  27. Jackie says:

    I just wanted to say Thank you for watching over Jaycee this wee. I am really glad that she was in your group and she got to know you a whole lot better! You have grown in to a wonderful young man, so kind, caring and giving. Plus much much more. I know this had to be a life changing experience for you but just remember how many lives you have changed!!
    Take care and I will see you soon.
    Jackie Westerling

  28. Gwen Luban says:

    Hey Mitch:
    Wish I would have gotten on earlier to watch your progress. I did pray for you all week. I didn’t need to read the BLOGS to be proud of the young man you have become. Keep your love for the Lord and your passion alive. Imagine the mountains you can move! Look forward to hearing more about the trip when everyone arrives home and gets settled in. Blessings to you – safe travels as you arrive in just a few short hours! Much love and admiration.

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