Friday, February 24, 2012

I've Been Adopted

This special group of ladies have adopted me into their Bible Study.  I will be sent the questions, and will have a chance to answer via email.  Then Sheryl will read my answers.  

Even though I am miles apart, I feel connected.

Thank you NBC ladies.  I am looking forward to sharing more with you over the next several weeks.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Family Weekend at JBU

I just love these 2 people dearly.

Plans are coming along well for a June Wedding.

Annual Luncheon at President Chip Pollard's house.
Glenn and I served on the Parent Association Council for 5 years.  And now we are officially off.  We were blessed with a nice gift from the council members as an expression of their thankfulness for our 5 years of volunteer work.  I am grateful for the opportunity to have ministered to the parents, faculty and staff at JBU.  We had an added bonus of seeing Gary while he was attending college there and even as he has stayed on working at JBU.  We were able to help with the International students and MKs when they checked in early each fall semester - using our Spanish and gifts of hospitality. 

Thank you, Jerry, for your excellent work in the area of parent relations.  You were a joy to work with.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weekend with Baby David


Look what happens when the parents leave you with the grandchild!
We placed David in the bin with his toys and he just stared out at us. Not complaining, just enjoying. 
We had more fun playing with Baby David.

While Luke and Ellen were away for a marriage conference, we enjoyed being creative with the little boy!

I'm thinking they'll need to "get away" more often, so we can return and spoil our little grandson. Don't you think so too?

Check out our latest YouTube video of our special weekend.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

By the Numbers

We were asked by a church last week to come up with some NUMBERS...This is what we ended up with.  
DURING the YEAR 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
  • 730 meals prepared and served for missionaries and families visiting in our home
  • 338 missionaries, friends, visitors hosted overnight at our house
  • 99 nights during the year 2011, we had someone stay in our home with us
  • 12 monthly expense reports filled out
  • 3 Church Annual Reviews turned in
  • 4 Graduation ceremonies attended
  • 100s of tracts and Scriptures distributed
  • 59 average hours worked per week
  • 164 Blog entries posted on our blog "Small World...Big Family"
  • 1,011 letters hand written to friends and supporters (49 were typed letters to my mother)
  • 6:9-11 (KJV) and let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
  • 4:9-11 (NIV) offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.  Each of you shall use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.  If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.  To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Yes, we love our job - Pastoral Care for CAM missionaries!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Our Home Grown Coffee

Last month I posted a blog about finding a coffee tree in our front yard.

Juana roasts the beans over the stove

Pretty Good!

All from the 1 coffee tree in our front yard.


Friday, February 03, 2012

Duct Taped Car

I couldn't resist a photo of this car.
Take a closer looker.

 This car was literally held together with duck tape, wires and ropes and was made up of parts from different makes of cars...priceless:)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012


 Look closely to the antenna of this Volkswagen bug.

How is that for an Antenna?
Turns out that coat hangers work for more than "receiving" clothes.