Sunday, April 29, 2007

April 13-15, we held our conference at the Quinta Real on the El Salvador Hiway. The accomodations were excellent.
The hotel provided a relaxing atmosphere for folks. Our goal was to have the CAM missionaries together in a nice place, where they didn't have to worry much about the program, or being involved.
The pool was a big hit for the kids on Saturday afternoon.
How about this flower arrangment?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

SHOPPING WITH IANSo, we go walking up Santander to Shop. Ian takes the fun out of, because he makes up his mind in 10 min. He had the whole street to continue to bargain and look for stuff, but once he made up his mind, he was finished shopping.
Smile for the camera, Lady!
I think Ian would look good in these pants. Don't you?
Beautiful Colorful Guatemala materials

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A NIGHT IN PANAJACHELWe drove on the back road to Panajachel, staying at Las Buenas Nuevas, CAM owned property where 4 homes occupy an 1 1/2 acre of land on the shores of Lake Atitlán. Johnny and María Coker were visiting when we arrived. I think they were doing their laundry.
This is a Sears Roebuck Catalog house built nearly 80-90 years ago. Up in the "Prophet's Quarters" is where Cammeron Townsend, former Central America Mission missionary, and founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL, started working on the translation of the Kachikel language.
Evening meal at Sunset Cafe
Look at those legs?

Judy Stewart

Monday, April 23, 2007


We stopped in Patzun to visit the workteam from Michigan. And ran into some MBI folks that had volunteer their 12 day vacation to work at the church. Here is Joe and Jeannie Cilufo 'ASP 86 (I think), Glenn and me and of course Ian '69
Ian visiting with the Pastor, Juan José Ajú at Patzún. Glenn translating
How about this for transporting stuff? Notice the strap around his head.
We took the back road to Panajachel. We're thankful for the safety on the road. It is very isolated and famous for banditos.

I'll write more about Ian and our conference

Thursday, April 19, 2007

IAN LEITCH '69 MBI, VISITS US IN GUATEMALAIan Leitch was CAM's conference speaker. He flew over from Ireland, oh I mean Scotland. He arrived a few days early so we could show him some Guatemala and introduce him to many CAM missionaries.
Or course Antigua was on our schedule. We visited with the Philipis for an hour.
As we were driving out of Antigua on the back road to Chimaltenango, I looked over to the right hand side and noticed some "gringoes" working by the river. I told Glenn, "I bet that is Forrest Kendall". Forrest works with water purification and helping local villages dig wells, and get clean water.
We turned around and sure enough, it was Forrest with a group of young people from Dallas and from Christ for the Nation.

I will write more in the days to come about Ian's visit and our CAM annual Fellowship Conference. Come back and read more.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

DOWNTOWN PHOTOS OF GUATEMALA CITYThe "White House" of Guatemala. Its really a green house.


Monday, April 16, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Intermission, is a conference for ALL missionaries here in Guatemala. Last month, March 3 & 4. There were about 500 folks attending. We enjoyed meeting new friends, worshipping in English and have delicious food. The conference was in Antigua.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bicycle Trip So, as we are walking down Santander, the main street in Panajachel, we stop at many different tourist shops. This one caught Glenn's eye. It was just a hole in the wall place, but looks like they do lots of business. You can rent one of these bikes for just a few dollars for an hour or so.
Glenn was visiting with the Bicycle repair man. They struck up a brief conversation. Glenn told the old man about his 1976 10 speed bicycle trip from Dallas, Texas to Colombia, South America. Yes, Glenn was crazy...remember he was younger too.

A young Indian Guatemalan serving fresh fruit in a bag. Looks pretty good, doesn't it?

Monday, April 09, 2007

MORE SHOTS OF BRITTA'S VISITSo Britta tried on one of these colorful hats.
Gary, are you having a fun time shopping in Pana?
Pana is full of artesania shops

Friday, April 06, 2007

WHILE BRITTA WAS HERE Doesn't Gary look cute? We couldn't decide on the color of the hat, so we didn't buy it.

We spent 1 night in Panajachel
Beautiful Lake Atitlan

Judy Stewart

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

BRITTA COMES TO SENIOR BANQUETBritta Kratzer, Gary's friend from GPBC, flew down to Guatemala City to spend several days with us and most imporantly to be Gary's date for the CAG Senior Banquet. This was Britta's first trip outside of USA.

Judy Stewart