COURTESY OF LAURIE BYRNE
Laurie Byrne of Chatfield stands in front of the school she worked at while serving on mission trips to Guatemala earlier this summer.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:35 AM
“The first trip I went on was an ‘explorer trip’ – I spent a week there and learned about the different ministries, about the food distribution, dedicated a clean water well and went on a baby rescue,” recalled Laurie Byrne of Chatfield. “I had read about the baby rescues . . . my heart broke for those children, but actually seeing the children and seeing the fear in their mothers’ eyes made it real . . . these were no longer just stories.”