Friday, June 23, 2017

Newest Player Press Release

Happy Mother's Day and Father's Day to both Madison and Gary!

Recently, Gary and Madison called us up to announce that they were expecting.

I smiled when I saw their "posting" on Face Book.  It is very creative.

 {photo credit:  Gary Stewart/used with permission}

We are thrilled to the moon and back.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bolivian friends from our Past

 Recently while traveling through Dallas, our dear friends, Dean and Linda came over for lunch!  It was so fun to re-connect. 
Then, while traveling through Colorado Springs, we made a quick stop to visit with Lori and Matt.  Lori served with us in Bolivia back in the day.

So good to visit with  
"old" friends 
 from our 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Letterboxing with the Grandkids

As we drove toward Glenwood Springs, we pulled off of Interstate 70 in Vail to find a letterbox.  
The kids got out of the van, and we followed GrandDad to the letterbox.
The grandkids loved looking through the "log book" and noticing all the different stamps.
We did a second letterbox on our return back to Frisco.  This time it was snowing.
I love doing "letterboxes", as it breaks up the day on l.o.n.g drives.  It is especially fun when we have the opportunity to letterbox with the grandkids.  

Notice the stamp said "It is never too late to write a Thank you Note!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Visiting the Grandchildren

Back in April, Glenn and I (affectionately known as GrandDad and Grammie) were visiting Ellen and Luke along with our newest grandchild, Elizabeth, born March 30, 2017. Of course we enjoyed the 3 older grandkids as well.

{Better late than Never}
Here are some photos!
We drove from Denver over to Frisco, Colorado and enjoyed being with our good friends, David and Jan.  Also a Sunday afternoon picnic and bike ride was in order!

On one Saturday, we took David to the local rec center for his Basketball practice and took Emily for her gymnastic class.  What fun!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Taste and See

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him

Psalms 34:8

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tuk Tuk Problems

There is always a way to repair your local Tuk Tuk vehicle.  At least they are not very heavy.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cooking With Wood

Can you imagine having to collect and carry fire wood like this?  When you have to cook all your meals, which, three times per day include tortillas, you have to go to extreme measures.

Wood you like to do this?

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Coat of Paint


“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden"
Matthew 5:14 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Annual Camino Guatemala Conference

Over the week-end, Glenn and I participated in our Annual Camino Guatemala Fellowship Conference. Andy enthusiastically encouraged us from the book of Philippians, challenging us to experience joy in the journey in spite of our circumstances.
This year, the conference was held in the quaint and colorful village of Antigua. For some it was their first time attending. For others, they have been a part of the annual conference since the 1950s.
We were blessed with plenty of delicious food, marimba music, beautiful weather and lots of informal time to just relax and visit. We experienced rest, fellowship and encouragement!

Monday, April 03, 2017


We had the fun opportunity to connect with new friends.  The Pang family has just completed 2 months of language classes and volunteer work at the YWAM base in Ciudad Vieja, near Antigua.  We opened up our home for a long weekend so they could rest and explore Guatemala City with us.  This family is adventurous and will be traveling through Central America over the next several months.

Check out their blog post.  Both LiLing and Brennan operate a Travel Web-site that is geared to family travel. 

Sunday, April 02, 2017

What a Shock!

On March 2nd, we received word that Benjamin, a young Peruvian missionary, while riding his bike home from his Bible Study, was caught in a cross-fire and died along the side of the road.  Our hearts were broken. The missionary community has witnessed this young couple mature and grow in the Lord.  Several of our co-workers have had both Benjamin and his wife in their classes at SETECA, one of the seminaries here in Guatemala.  Also, Northwest Bible Church in Dallas has had a ministry here for over 10 years and have sent teams down to help with this ministry.

My friend, Sarah, along with her husband, John, served 2 years in Guatemala with the ministry in Rio Hondo.  She eloquently wrote her feelings and I think it's worth sharing.   {with permission} Click here to read Why?

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Christy and Her Team

Recently, Glenn and I had the fun opportunity to connect with a dear friend and prayer warrior for the ministry here in Guatemala.  We met at Santo Domingo Hotel for a buffet Brunch.  It was delicious.  We talked a mile a minute to catch up on life before Christy continued her responsibilities of supervising the youth from her church, Fellowship Bible Church, of Northwest Arkansas.  They were here serving at Casa Aleluya.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Welcome Elizabeth Kate

 Meet our newest family member -

At 2am, Ellen SKYPED us here in Guatemala 
from her hospital room in Denver, Colorado 
 and we got to see our newest granddaughter!

Elizabeth Kate Rosenberger
March 30, 2017
6 pounds 11 oz
19 1/4 inches long

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Visiting Natalie in Her Home

Wednesday morning, Glenn and I drove up to San Lucas and over to San Juan.

With our iphones linked to WAZE, we were able to follow the quaint country road past fields of corn and rows of beans, up over hills and around corners to finally reach Natalie's home.  I never thought Waze would reach out here in the boonies.

Natalie teaches ESL in the public school system.  She has classes every day from 12:30-6:00pm.  She was happy to see the "care packages" we brought down from the states.  Besides personal correspondence, the packages included useful materials for her classes and students.

Glenn and I had a fun morning, spending time visiting Natalie in her new home.  Natalie had spent several months in language studies and now has settled in her new home, routine, teaching and ministry.  Welcome to Guatemala, Natalie, and the fulfillment of a long time dream!