Monday, November 30, 2009

The lake

As you make the hair-pin turn dropping down into Panajachel, you can stop at the "look-out". On a beautiful day you can see across the lake to the 3 volcanoes.

Also at the stop, you are greeted with beggars.
Or children.


Friday, November 27, 2009

View Out My Front Office Patio

Just outside my upstairs office, we go out to the patio to eat a meal. Early in the morning, the sun floats over the city and mountains. The sunrise is gorgous this time of the year.

And a picture of the Arch in Antigua

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Local Store Attendant

This indigenous lady works at the local 'Wal-mart' store here in Guatemala. I just had to take a double look especially when you think how her culture is embracing the western culture here in Guatemala. How do you like the combination of her typical dress and the "wal-mart" vest?

The local mall includes McDonalds, movie theatre, Burger King plus your local Hyper-Piaz which is basically a Walmart store.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pepsi Kick

I'm wondering if this is a new product or something that has been around for a while. The clerk at the local Piaz supermarket here in Guatemala City said that the Pepsi Kick was sugarless. Glenn tasted it and said it was more like a "power drink". Who knows?


Monday, November 23, 2009

The Story Begins Here

Meet the Norwoods. The story begins here. Jennifer picked up a book about the history of Wycliffe Bible Translators and of course it had short notes about Uncle Cam being a part of CAM International (back then, Central America Mission). She read on about his love for the Cachikel Indians and his work in Panajachel.

Readers Digest version - The Norwoods decided to enroll in Spanish language school in Guatemala, Googled CAM's name, called and talked to the Mobilization department and mentioned they are interested in missions. Karin R. called us. We contacted the Norwoods. When they arrived we loaned them an extra cell phone, introduced them to several families in Antigua.

Then we took a weekend at LBN in Panajachel so the Norwoods could be exposed to more ministries in Santiago with the Footes and meet other families.

Long story short. Pray for the Norwoods as they seek God's direction in their lives.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Before and After



Last week, I visited Marge W, Ann's mother. She was in need of a shampoo and hair cut. She felt so much better after the "Make Over". We visit Marge quite frequently in her 2 room apartment. We find her resting in her lazy boy chair. She always welcomes us into her home and life. After a short visit, we promise we'll come back again. We have been mutually blessed by our visits.

By the way, today is Marge's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marge!!!

Go to Sept 4 to see a previous blog about Marge and listen to her sing her favorite song.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Out My Bedroom Window

Looking outside our bedroom window, houses and apartments are stacked like dominoes along the hill side. Barb wire and tall walls surround many homes.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cuban couple

This young couple traveled to Guatemala from Cuba to study at GBS!


Monday, November 09, 2009

Colorful Cloth

Bright beautiful colors. I just love the colors here in this country - Guatemala.


Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Several months ago Glenn got a call from Maria and Diana who had ordered some medications to hand out in their clinics. The supplier was here in the city. So Glenn helped them out by going to the warehouse and picking up the donated medicines.

Glenn's packing skills came in handy as he had every empty spot filled with the boxes of medicines.
Our van was full to the brim with medical supplies.