Thursday, July 27, 2017

San Lucas Intersection

It is normal to have to wait at the "cross section" in San Lucas.  I looked up.  There is a new Taco Bell restaurant in San Lucas. The McDonald's has been there for several years. 
What are some more "Signs of the Times" do you observe?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Shoe Distribution and Men's Cook-Out Part 5

NBC brought down a "boat load" of shoes for the kids in the community.

Michelle was able to help size the feet and hand out the perfect shoes for the kids.

Then later in the afternoon, Glenn helped with the men's cook-out.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Our One day in Rio Hondo Part 4

On Saturday, July 8 we reconnect with the group from Northwest Bible Church, and followed them down to the town of Rio Hondo.
 Susan, double checking everything.
Buses were all loaded with the 100+ work team from Northwest Bible Church heading towards the Atlantic/Caribbean coast to the small town of Rio Hondo - 4 hours down the road, provided there are no road construction delays.

There was a one hour delay, as the road construction crew stopped traffic both ways and we just sat there.  This tests your patience.

Finally, after arriving at the hotel, we enjoyed our lunch.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Media Cancha with Folks from NBC Part 3

Glenn, Michelle and I picked up the "early birds" from Northwest Bible Church in Dallas. 

We had enough time to share Media Cancha... 
the Best Steak ever.

Then we showed the two families the near-by, fancy, Oakland Mall.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Michelle in San Juan, Sacatapequez Part 2

Michelle got to stay with Natalie, living out in San Juan.

She arrived at Natalie's house on July 4th, just in time to help Natalie with her English speaking class.  Since this was USA's Independence day, Natalie and Michelle taught about the history of United States of America.

They served Hot dogs, watermelon and enjoyed teaching about 
the good ole' US of A.

3 days later, we re-connected with Natalie and Michelle in San Lucas.  Michelle had a blast.  She was the tallest person in the classroom.  The Guatemalan students were shy at first in practicing their English, but soon learned that Michelle had a heart for the students.

I told Michelle, "Wow, living out in this small are a real missionary!"

Thanks Michelle for helping Natalie.  And thank you, Natalie, for opening your heart, home and classroom to Michelle.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Michelle's Trip to Guatemala Part 1

 My 15 year old niece, Michelle, (Sherrie and Steve's baby daughter) is here for 25 days.  So, for the next few posts, I will be journal-ling about her time with us here in Guatemala.

This was Michelle's first overseas flight.  She just got her passport a few weeks ago.  She flew all by herself.  I'm so proud of her.

We had a bracelet made with her name on it.
10 minutes later = all for 10.00 Quetzales - just little over 1 US dollar. 

Michelle will be having a variety of experiences as she'll dove-tail with several projects, teams and ministry during the next few weeks.

Michelle has been a gem. 

 She's tried new foods,
 experienced culture shock,
 learned the definition of the word flexibility
met new friends,
learned to throw the toilet paper in the trash can
lived without running water in our house for 24 hours
 and has volunteered to help out where needed.

The next few blog posting will be about the 25 days that Michelle has experienced here in Guatemala with her Aunt Judy and Uncle Glenn.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

50 Year Celebration of Work

Several weeks ago we attended the 50th year celebration for the ministry of Paul and Jean Sywulka. 
 They have served here in Guatemala for 50 years.  
Way to go!

There were laughs, tears and gratitude for God's faithfulness for this fine couple.

Their adult children journeyed to Guatemala to join in the celebration.

Click here to view a great presentation honoring Paul and Jean Sywulka.

Monday, July 10, 2017

3 on a Motorcycle with an Umbrella

Oh, the things you see here in Guatemala!

In the rain, a family of 3, on the motorcycle with an umbrella.

Things can't get any better than this!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

John Brown University

Recently, Glenn and I attended a Banquet here in Guatemala City for Friends, Family and Alumni of John Brown University.  What a fun evening we had celebrating God's blessings on JBU!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Cory and His Church Youth Group

Cory helped us several years ago as he served the missionaries of our mission by providing a program for their children and teens while the adults had our annual field conference.  Fast forward, now, several years later, Cory came with the youth from his new church in Nashville, TN, for a week of ministry.

The restaurant where we reconnected with Cory, was right next to some old ruins.  The "keeper" of the old Catholic church and convent, asked if the kids wanted to climb around the ruins.  Well, who wouldn't?  Then, as we were leaving, he asked for a "donation".  I guess he got his money for the day.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Veteran Missionary, Helen

With Natalie, her parents and brother with us, we decided to make a quick stop to visit veteran missionary, Helen E.  Helen, a missionary kid her self, who grew up in Bolivia, attended High School boarding school in the United States, met her husband, fell in love, married, and then journeyed down to Guatemala in 1951 with her husband, David.

David passed away several years ago, however, Helen continues her ministry, work, Bible Translation projects, etc. at the ripe young age of 89.

We were thrilled to stop by and see Helen and introduce her to Natalie's family. 

This was an occasion to be together with the two book end,
 the oldest and newest missionaries
 with Camino in Guatemala.

Helen and her husband worked on 4 different Bible Translation projects here in Guatemala.  Wow, what a testimony!  Helen is still as sharp as ever.

We laughed, as the Doctor made sure her hair was combed correctly just before our group selfie.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Natalie and Her Family

 Last weekend, we hosted Natalie and her parents.   Natalie is our "newest" and "youngest" missionary here.  She lives in a small town and teaches in the village of Chivoc, just up over the mountain ridge and down some valleys and around a few curves.  She is a true missionary.

We gave them our "Quick tour" of SETECA and the Radio Station, followed by a brief stop at the Camino Mosoleum where we pointed out the "Heroes of Faith" that have given their lives to the work of the Lord here in Guatemala.

Then we made our usual stop at the city Dump.  We later showed them the video "Reparando" - a documentary depicting the life and ministry of those who serve in and around the large Guatemala City dump.

Check out the video