Thursday, April 30, 2009


For those following the new construction project at LBN, here is the latest photo taken just a few days ago. I think they're hoping to pour the cement for the roof, hopefully before the rainy season starts.

Looking the other direction.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Glenn and I are taking a 3 hour internship class through Moody. What that means is that we are developing some communication tools and implementing them here in Guatemala.
Here Glenn is showing our supervisor, Elisa, some "tricks of the trade".

We have enjoyed putting together some practical stuff, developing a grouping for CAM Guatemala members on Facebook and some other useful tools.

Now - 3 hours down and about 10 more college credit hours to finish our degree with MBI.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Pottery Barn

While visiting the small village of San Antonio Palopó, we stopped at the local "Pottery Barn". Not really. However, their products are quite unique.

Chad and Kelly purchased a cross. Beautiful.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Flowers at La Mision

Last week at the CAM Conference, I was intrigued with these flowers.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Balancing Act

As we were driving to the village of Santa Catarina Palopó, I caught a picture of this girl carrying her goods on her head.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lake Atitlán

During the past 2 days, we have been visiting around Lake Atitlán with Chad and Kelly. The first day, we drove through Patzún and on into Panajachel. It was so cloudy and smokey, that you couldn't see the volcanoes on the other side of the lake, you could only barely see the water. Our second day, the sun broke through and we had a beautiful view 0f Volcan Santiago and Volcan Toliman.
I just love this rose.

Today we're driving to visit other missionaries, having breakfast with the Cokers and then on to visit the Scotts in Quetzaltenango (Xela). I'll be posting more photos later of our short visit out to the Lake area.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pops Ice Cream

Think of it as the "Baskin and Robbins" of Guatemala. We had CAM missionary Tim Blycker from Mexico here several nights ago.

While we were eating the ice cream, waiting for Steve to bring the key to the "club", because we left it at our house, we felt a little tremor. The doors and table swayed just a little bit. It didn't last but just 15 seconds.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2009 CAM Guatemala Conference

Over the past weekend, we participated in the annual Fellowship Conference here in Guatemala. Roger Raymer was our guest speaker. Music was provided by different missionaries. And we had excellent youth workers, Chad and Kelly from First Baptist Liberty City along with Mark and Kristin from First Baptist Lake Jackson. Thank you so much for your help!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Travel Woes

We never know how our day will turn out. Several weeks ago, a group from SC were working with Niel and Diana here for a Spring Break ministry trip. The group had airline problems from the first day, and the team was dispersed to travel on 3 separate days. Glenn helped on Tuesday, by driving 6 of the young people out to Patzún.

The following day, 6 "lost baggage" arrived and we picked up those bags and brought them out to the team. We're thankful for these middle schoolers giving up their Spring Break vacation for a ministry trip.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

KTLF Keeping the Lord First

Last week, I was doing my normal morning routine. Listening to my favorite radio station on line and having my morning devotions. I hadn't really heard much of what the DJs were saying, but all of a sudden, I heard them say "Call the station with the correct answer and we'll give you the prize. Answer the question, "Name 2 of Isaiah's sons!"

I quickly "googled" the words Name of Isaiah's son, read the answer, dialed the toll free number and got a hold of the DJ. I had the correct answer

The radio station mailed the book, CD and t-shirt to Dallas, then our friends, the Coolboughs brought the goodies down last Wednesday to Guatemala.

By the way, the radio station that I listen to on line is based in Colorado Springs, KTLF (Keeping the Lord First). I especially like their easy listening instrumental music during the evening hours.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Tract" This Down

During our stop on our way to Santiago, Glenn hands out tracts to the kids.
Tourist Trap
McKay got her cute head band.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Always Room For One More

Coolbaugh family of 6
luggage for Coolbaugh family
Foote family of 6 who live in Santiago
+ 6 extra pieces of luggage that arrived 3 days late for a SC team
1 crowded Van

There is always room for 1 more in Glenn's van. While visiting the Foote family in Santiago and dropping off the extra 6 pieces of luggage that we had picked up at GUA airport (3 days late compliments of Delta Airlines) we were pretty crowded for just a little bit.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is Risen

2004 - trip to Israel

The Garden Tomb

The Empty TombCommunion at the Garden Tomb


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Passing away

Just a few days ago (April 1), I had posted a quick blurb about Maude being 110 years old. I just learned that she passed away during Easter weekend. Amazingly she is spending her Easter Sunday with Jesus this year!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Mt of Olives

Several years ago, Glenn and I took a "trip of a life time" to Israel. It changed our perspective on how we understand our readings in the Bible, the culture of Israel and the geography of this Bible Land. Now, when I read scripture it comes to life.
Imagine these thorns made into a "crown"!

Jerusalem as seen from the Mt. of Olives.
Ancient olive trees!


Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wood Artesan Shop

Hands of an 86 year old woman!
Several weeks ago, Glenn and I stopped by the Artesanias shop in Antigua, where they make wooden fruits all by hand and a small lathe machine.