Tuesday, June 30, 2009

JBU Reunion in Guatemala

Last week, we took the Adams and CAM intern, Katy, with us to the JBU alumni and Walton students reunion at the local downtown hotel. It was fun to connect with old and future JBU students.
JBU Alumni
The Adams with President Pollard. The two presidents made a quick connection.


Monday, June 29, 2009

"I am the Resurrection and the Life."

CAM has a burial plot at the Central Cemetery in Guatemala City. There are CAM missionary babies buried here along with several CAM missionary parents.
Last week CAM missionary, Pauline, passed away after a long, hard battle with cancer. Pauline was deeply loved by the missionary and Guatemalan communities.

Pauline was very creative. She painted many pictures and played a number of different instruments. One year for CAM conference, I remember Pauline played a song on a set of musical bells (Cow bells). She would also play different tunes on clay pots.

When we would go to her house or to her office for a short visit , Pauline would inevitably ask how we were doing when we clearly were going to visit her and check up on her. Towards the end the most we could do for Pauline was Glenn would take a hot pot of water and foot lotion and would gently message her feet. That was a comfort to her.

Continue to pray for Pauline's husband and 2 adult sons, a daughter in law and grandson. They will deeply miss her.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy 1 Year Anniversary

A year ago today Thomas and Karen tied the knot! What a beautiful bride and handsome groom!

Happy Anniversary!

Quote from one of my favorite movies, "Fools Rush In", (and I've heard Karen quote this several times).

"You are everything I never knew I always wanted!"

Karen, Don't forget that your top piece of the wedding cake is downstairs in the garage refrigerator at GrandMommy and GrandDaddy's house. Enjoy!

Happy Anniversary you Two.

Mom and Dad

Friday, June 26, 2009

My Friend Kathy

I cross stitched this project for Kathy several years ago. The verse suits her well. "to be content with any state I'm in". Kathy and Ron move yearly. Ugh.

Recently I got to visit my dear friend, Kathy Shea. I worked with her in 2002 for a few months. She is one of those type of friends that you can "pick up" where you left off before. Last time I visited with Kathy she lived in the DC area - that was 3 years ago. Kathy is a close friend. She prays for me.

I say "Kathy, since I've been to visit you several times over the years, its time for you to come and visit me in Guatemala." And her response is "Ohhhhhh, J-u-d-eeeeeee!" That is interpreted, "No way am I going to Mexico!". I keep telling her I live in Guatemala.

Thanks Kathy and Ron for your friendship and prayers for us!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Antigua, Guatemala

Sherrie and I spent a few hours in Antigua. Not long enough. There was a down pour, so we took cover in the Don Rodrigo courtyard while the stormed passed. This is rainy season, so the rains come quickly and daily.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Santa Teresita

Recently Sherrie and I were at the Hot Springs. We had a Flat Stanley sighting.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Out on the Lake

The Marshall kids enjoyed hours and hours of tubing on the lake.

It was HOT! ... and so was their sunburn :).

Monday, June 22, 2009

Strawberry Anniversary Cake

Brenda made a delicious strawberry cake! Wonderful!!

We had mom and dad feed the cake to each other.

A God-honoring weekend.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mom and Dad's 60th Annivesary Lake House Party

The Whole Gang - Look what they produced! Happy Father's Day, DAD!

Granddaddy holding his Great Grandson, Cooper! Meredith is looking on.
GrandDaddy and Kyle
60 Years Together! Happy Anniversary!!

Last weekend the complete Marr family gathered together down at Rick and Bev's lake house to spend the day with Mom and Dad and to celebrate their 60th Anniversary.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bolivian Reunion Again

Recently we had Bill and Beverly Smith, dear friends from Bolivia, stay with my parents. It was fun to get together with Laverne and Millie, Joe and Molly, plus Gary, Glenn and myself. Chris H., my parents and good friend, Loyal, showed up for a while too.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Infinity Pool

The water is pretty powerful. It just knocked Sherrie over!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hospital Visit

We visited Marge (Ann's mom) who recently had hip surgery. She was her old self - Sweet and kind!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Flat Stanley was spotted at the beach with Wilson!

I plan to post pic of my parent's 60th anniversary lake house party in the next few days.

Happy Anniversary to my sister, Sherrie and husband Steve. 19 years. Way to go. Looks like G'mommy and G'daddy will be keeping their kids.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Shopping & the World Race Team

So, we go walking up Santander Street to purchase some touristy items. Of course we are bombarded with gals that want to sell us stuff. Normally they shout out "Buy from me. I give you good price!"
Then Sherrie runs into these young people, a part of the World Race mission team, and we bring them back home to feed them "left over" Mexican Casserole. They loved it! They enjoyed speaking English to some "gingos". This group of young people are just beginning their journey around the world. 11 Countries in 11 months. Just 2 years ago, we met up with some other young people here in Guatemala with the same organization doing the same thing. For more information, go to www.theworldrace.org

Small world...Big Family.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pottery Anyone?

Again, we stopped at the Ceramic Factory. We had Flat Stanley with us again.