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.
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.
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.
Breathtaking. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!