Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Kid in Me

Every Monday morning I get to Skype with Baby David.  Sometimes it's at 9am and sometimes it might be as early at 7am, depending on his morning schedule.

We have 2 "hand puppets" that we have shared with David early on.  And even now, I bring the puppets out and Mr. Froggie and Mr. Duckie skype with David. He likes them.

This morning Ellen called us and we were able to watch David crawl across the floor.  Now understand, here we are in Guatemala, David and Ellen are in Nicaragua (3 countries south of us) and we can watch him CRAWL.  Amazing!

I didn't realize how much "grand-parenting" can bring the kid out in you.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 2012 Update

Here is a copy of our recent update.
Click on the photos and underlined links to read more.

March 2012Apdo 2311 Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Stewart Stuff
Dear Judy,

Each day is so different here. Monday night Glenn was at the hospital-ER with Jordan who "blew his knee out".  This coming week-end we'll get to attend the classic production of "Wizard of Oz", watching 3 CAM missionary kids taking lead parts.

Thank you for your prayers and support for our Pastoral Care ministry here in Guatemala.

By the Numbers
Recently we were asked for some creative numbers to give one of our supporting churches.  Did you know that in 2011
  • 2 veteran missionaries buried with a combined years of service here in Guatemala of 105 years
  • 24/7 on call
  • 3,826 Digital photos shot
  • 32,827.2 ministry kilometers (20,517 miles) driven
  • 90 backpacks handed out to children at Casita Benjamin
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This World is Not my Home!
Marge Watson
Several weeks ago veteran missionary, Marge Watson, passed into Glory.  She lived and served in Peru with South America Mission for many years.  Most recently, she lived in Guatemala City with her daughter, Ann, a CAM International missionary.  Glenn and I would visit her often.

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Glenn and Judy Stewart

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

San Antonio Palopó and Casa Del Mundo

 We stopped off and visited Nancy's shop in San Antonio Palopó.
Then for Breakfast, we took the public boat over to Casa Del Mundo
...and guess what I ate?
My favorite...French Toast
made with homemade bread served with hot mango sauce
Thanks Christy for your short visit.  Come again and bring your whole family.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Manuela is one photogenic gal.

When we were visiting, I gave her 2 photo cards that I had made with her pictures that I took during our last visit.  She loved them.

Monday, March 19, 2012

National Geographic Road

San Antonio Palopó
5 Kilometers for alternate route to Panajachel
Watch out for Dangerous Curves

Glenn and I decided to take an alternate route from Godinez to San Antonio Palopó.  This was a steep decent along a rugged mountain side.
The last time we took this route, we went up hill!  I liked going downhill this time.  It was pretty scary.
There were pretty scary hair-pin turns.
 {Photos courtesy of Christy Paterson}

Friday, March 16, 2012

Miller Family

 I had an awesome time with this sweet family.  Jonathan is so sweet.  He asked so many questions about being a missionary, what it was like to live down here in Guatemala.  He loves collecting money from Guatemala.  So, thank you, Jonathan, for praying for me.
 Thank you for taking such good care of me!  We appreciate your prayers.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bunch of Kids

Last year I started following Courtney's blog.  I had never met her.  She blogs all the time.  So, since I was in the DC area last weekend, I specifically stayed over 1 extra day to visit with her.  She is a talented woman.  She has 4 kids of her own and last year, they adopted 2 other boys from Africa.  

We enjoyed a good 2 hour visit while we sat on the front porch watching the kids play in the yard.  We talked about the adjustments the family has made since the adoption and how everyone was coming along.

I even made her Blog.  Check it out! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Connecting with RBC Ladies

Last weekend, I was able to make a quick trip to attend RBC Ladies' Weekend Retreat.  What an wonderful time.

I met 2 new friends that took me to a Christian Book store, then we went out to Starbucks for Coffee.  Thanks gals for being my new friends.  You are a blessing.
See you on FB.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fresh Fruit

 Each time we make a "potty stop" at Paulinos, I like to look at all the variety of fresh fruit available.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Tuesday, March 06, 2012


We were in this town along Lake Atitlán.  And I noticed these precious Quechua gals.
We walked up the path.
Past the lady washing her clothes in a simple blue bucket.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Part 2 trip to Casa Del Mundo

Since we drove the GraceWorks team out to Panajachel 1 day before the conference started, Glenn arranged for us to take an early morning boat ride.

We took the charter boat to Casa Del Mundo.

I had my favorite breakfast.

French Toast.

After breakfast we took the boat to Santiago and then we dropped by to pick up the Foote family.  We had to do some negotiating to put the 7 additional folks on what was already a pretty full boat.

Sick - since last Sunday, I've had fever (average 100.7) for several days now and vomiting.  Not fun at all.  I hear others caught the "bug" too.  Believe me, its not fun. Slowly, I'm kicking this!


Friday, March 02, 2012

This World is NOT My Home

 Last night, Marjorie Watson went home to be with her Lord. 
Nov 21, 1921 - Mar 1, 2012
Check out my Sept 4, 2009 blog post where I showed Marge singing her favorite song.

Over recent years Glenn and I would love to take friends and family over to visit Marge.
Last year we took our good friends, Jeff and Kathy to see her.

Marge was a character.  I took my sister to visit her several years ago while she was in the hospital and she had a "hoot" holding up FLAT STANLEY.

Back in 2010, we took our niece Haley to visit Marge.
And as usual, Marge was a Cut-Up.

Marge would "light up" when we would start talking with her about her days in Peru, living out in the Campa village.  We would ask questions about her ministry there.  She would tell us stories of how they would receive mail only once or twice a month, and sometimes via "mail drops" from the airplanes.  We would talk about old HAM radio days.
We were blessed each time we saw Marge.  She was witty, quick and spunky!

photo of Ann with Marge on her recent birthday in November

Marge, you have been loved by many and now you will be missed by us all.

This world is not my home, I'm just passing through.
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.
The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
     O Lord you know I have no friend like you If Heaven's not my home, then Lord what will I do? The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.