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.

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