Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Things First


First Bath

Soooooooooooooo Content 
during David's First Bath

First outing at 
Pops Ice cream

First Doctor's Visit

Weighing in at
7 pounds - only 1 week old.
Little David gained 4 oz. in 1 week
~Grammie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Little David


GrandDad and I arrived recently into Managua, Nicaragua to spend a few days with our new
Grandson
named
David Luke.

All I can say is that he is a very good baby.
He sleeps all the time, he barely cries and he loves to be held!
Any advice for us being New Grandparents is welcomed!
~J

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Few Days in Panajachel



The Richmond family from DC, were down for a few weeks.  We introduced them to different folks who could share about their different ministries in Guatemala.  They were able to explore Monterrico at the coast, climb Volcano Pacaya, play with the Foote kids in Santiago, zip-line through the rain forest, study a week or two at the language school, attend several birthday parties, volunteer at Casita Benjamin and many other activities.


So how do we know the Richmonds?  I just love to see how the Lord puts these things together.

In 1992,at the recommendation of Northwest Bible Church mission pastor, Karen travels down to Bolivia to see what missions is all about.  We fell in love with her and have appreciated her friendship through the years.  Gary and I flew up to her wedding in Dallas, 1993.


Fast Forward.  Karen's mentor from College days, wants to minister in Guatemala so, Karen introduces us to Sheri and Kevin.  In 2009 Kevin and Shari bring their 4 kids with them to Guatemala and minister with the Footes out at the lake.  In 2010 both Shari's family and Karen's family come to Guatemala to hold optical clinics out at the lake and also take Spanish classes.

It gets better....

Shari introduces us to the Richmonds, so they were able to have a good Guatemala Experience here while studying Spanish at the same time.

God is good!
~J

Monday, July 18, 2011

Heritage Mission Team

Recently, we helped to coordinate and host a group of young people (mainly those in David's Spanish class) from Heritage School in Fredericksburg, Texas on a 10 day
Mission Exposure Adventure trip.
  Glenn traveled with the team for 10 solid days as they had a glimpse of different ministries here in Guatemala.

The Team ministered in Casita Benjamín.
They also traveled out to Lake Atitl√°n and heard about Bible Translation with the Foote family, visited a local city jail here in Guatemala City and visited the City Dump.

Thank you Heritage School for your ministry here in Guatemala.  We trust you were able to sense God's presence, fall in love with the Guatemalans and walk away with a deeper walk with the Lord.  

~J



Saturday, July 16, 2011

House Next Door Part 2


Then several weeks ago, the construction team was pouring concrete on the roof next door.  And look who I caught climbing our roof and watching.
Yes,
Glenn, Chloe Ann and Issac





~J

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just call me Grammie!

Just call me Grammie!

Ellen delivered a healthy baby BOY

David Luke 

6 pounds 12 oz
19 inches
born at 6:34pm
on Wednesday, July 13
in Managua, Nicaragua 
He has blond hair and blue eyes! 


Congratulations to Ellen and Luke!
~Grammie

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The House Next Door Part 1

Construction!
The empty property next door is no longer empty.  Several month ago, the owner decided to start building a home.
  Week 1

Week 2
I am not looking forward to dirt, noise, dust, construction, banging, hammering, etc...
week 5
We hear banging and banging.  
I can say we enjoy the silence at:
Breaktime 10:00 - 10:15 and then
Lunchbreak 12:00 - 1:30pm 
(most of their lunch break is spent playing soccer on the field across the street)
week 6
adding cement floor
week 8
 week 9
Week 10

Monday, July 04, 2011

My Favorite 4th of July

Click here to see my favorite all time 4th of July poem being recited by daughter, Karen, 17 years ago.

 Happy Birthday - America!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Flowers and The Word of God

 Isaiah 40:8
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.


~J