Monday, December 19, 2016

Typical Day?

Often we are asked, “What does a typical day look like for you?” Wow, that is so hard to describe since a lot of what we do in Pastoral Care requires us to keep the information confidential. Because of this, we trust you to pray earnestly for us as we minister to others, even though you may not know all the specifics, so that we might be effective in loving and encouraging our fellow missionaries.

Just for fun, we thought we would share with you two recent experiences from a typical day.

October 4, 2016

• 7:00 Breakfast at home, some reading and internet, waited for rush hour traffic to die down
• 9:00 Left home to make “mail run” to various places such as CAG, San Cristobal, etc, making visits along the way including a stop at the bank
• 12:00 noon Lunch at Pollo Campero to check on internet, e-mails, messages, etc.
• 1:30 Dropped by TGN Radio station for mail delivery and visits
• 2:00 Helped Bob carry items to his classroom at SETECA where he teaches English to Seminary students
• 2:15 Received phone call from Judy M. She had heard from Lydia in the US that her mother was in a Guatemala City hospital for a shoulder operation after a terrible fall
• 2:20 Made contact with John, Lydia’s father, who was at DFW en-route to GUA via AA. Got contact info from John to call several church members in Guatemala
• 2:30 Drove to Centro Medico Hospital to check on Gail
• 4:00 Spent the rest of the afternoon visiting and praying for Gail
• 6:30 Headed to GUA airport to pick up John. He wanted to go directly to the hospital
• 7:30 Half way to the hospital John got a cell phone call asking if he had his own or someone else’s suitcase
• 8:00 Arriving at the hospital, John confirmed that, indeed, he had a suitcase that looked like his but had another name
• 8:30 Glenn dropped John off and drove back to the airport to exchange suitcases
• 9:15 Glenn made several trips between John’s house and hospital
• 10:30 Glenn arrived home and headed to bed, resting up for whatever surprises might lie ahead

October 5, 2016
• 6:00-11:30 Enjoyed the sunrise, breakfast, reading, prayer, e-mails and phone calls
• 11:30 Left home to drive to Antigua (about 45 minutes away)
• 12:30 Picked up rookie missionary Natalie at CSA (Christian Spanish Academy) where she has been studying Spanish
• 1:00 After talking about lunch options, we arrived at Joe’s. Natalie was excited to learn of a new place to eat and enjoyed her old fashion hamburger
• 2:00 While eating lunch we visited with her about many things, including her adjustments to her life in Guatemala, Spanish classes, her impending move and to a Mayan village and visa renewal.
• 3:00 After dropping Natalie off, we drove to the local market where Glenn shared some Spanish material with a Guatemalan friend
So, what does your day look like?

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good

unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cornbread Salad

  CornBread Salad
(not dressing)

Cook 2 pkgs cornbread.  Let Cool
Cook 1 lb Bacon, cool.  Crumble

1 medium onion
3-4 tomatoes
2 medium Green Peppers
1/2 sweet pickles

1 Cup of Mayo
1 T sugar
1/4 cup of pickle juice

Crumbled cornbread

Drizzle dressing over top - Salt and pepper
Refrigerate - Toss well before serving

Recipe from my sister-in-law, Kelly.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Grand Children Growing

While in the rocking chair, I would sing these words to each of my children.  I loved holding them.  I loved rocking them to sleep.
I love you Lord
and I lift my voice
to worship you
O my soul, rejoice

Take joy my King
in what you hear
let it be a sweet, sweet sound
in your ear.
Now, I sing these same words to my grandchildren.  When I hold them and sing these words, it takes me back to when I would sing to Ellen, Karen or Gary.

Now I am excited to be able to sing them to David, Emily, Lucy and ?  

grandchild number 4 will be arriving on or around April 2, 2017

We received the news in a rather unconventional way.  Sitting around the dinning room table at Luke and Ellen's apartment 3 months ago, 3 and half year old, Emily prayed for the meal saying "Dear Jesus, thank you for this food and for the baby in mommy's tummy.  Amen." 

t was actually David who said "Dad, can we tell Grammie and GrandDad the secret about the new baby yet?" as David and Luke were in David's room unpacking, with GrandDad, just before supper.)

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Taco Soup

Recipe for Taco Soup

2 lbs ground beef
1 onion chopped
Brown ground beff w/ chopped onion.
Add 1 pkg Taco seasoning and 1 dry pkg of Ranch dressing mix
Add 1.5 cups water.
Simmer for 10 min.

In large pot - Add together all cans.  Do not drain juice
3 cans petite diced tomatoes
1 can sweet corn
1 can diced green chillies
1 can pinto beans
1 can dark red kidney beans

Add the meat mixture.
(my sister, Sherrie's  recipe)

Although its not COLD weather here in Guatemala, (like what US is experiencing today) I thought I should post this delicious soup recipe.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Not "Keeping on Truck'n"

Oops, the driver of this semi truck got a little too close to the mountain. At least it was this side of the road and not the other side which is a sheer drop off into a valley.

We are always thankful for those of you who constantly pray for our safety on the Guatemalan roads.