"For I know the plans I have
for you,” declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
mangroves on the Pacific coast of Guatemala are home to many species of
follow God's will for our lives so that we can serve Him in all we do,
go wherever He leads, and share His amazing love with those around us.
to support missions around the world:
Cusco, Peru - Romulo Tupa - Local Missionary
2) Lima, Peru - Pace family
and their school, missionaries and outreaches
3) Guayllabamba, Ecuador - Tulcanza Family - Local Missionary Church
with three outreach locations
4) El Batan Missionary Alliance Church - Ninos de la calle en riesgo
5) Just For Kids Orphanage - Valle de los Chillos, Ecuador
6) Home of Hope - Malawi, Africa, Canadian Missionaries
7) Missionaries and mission trips that God plants in our hearts
8) Foster House - Cochabama, Bolivia
I never knew this, but this is how loofah
sponges are grown! They are skinned/peeled, and then dried.
The Pacific coast at Monterico has black
sand beaches, high waves, and is a preserve for sea turtles.
Here we are at market day in San Juan
Sacatepequez, a small town north of Guatemala City.
We did not try the dried lizard above but saw that the fruits and
flowers were plentiful.
Prayer Requests and
Well we have been in
Guatemala for two months and seem to be getting the hang of things.
School is in week two and the students haven't made us want to quit
We are both teaching at the American School of Guatemala,a much larger
school than where we were in Colombia. People keep asking us what we
miss from Colombia or what was better/worse. In reality, every place is
just different. I would like a good buñuelos and to eat at El Solar
Ricon de la Hacienda in Calarca. I truly miss living in nature with the
outside my window and the beauty and wonder of God all around us on a
daily basis. You really have to embrace every moment you are given
because it is all a gift and can go as quick as it comes. If you've
never heard the song, In the Blink of an Eye by Mercy Me, check it out
at the link below and it will make you really think about your purpose,
and why you are where you are.
love to visit the local markets to see everything that is for sale.
The colors and designs
on the Guatemalean clothing is amazing. The actually dress in the
clothing of each region and usually have lots of color and intricate
designs. I enjoy having cheap fresh flowers again
as we did in Ecuador. You can get Gerber daisies for about .40 each and
roses for $3 a dozen. We are able to get most food items here as we
even have Price Smart member warehouses. Even in Guatemala, I can order
pictures on-line and pick them up in the store. Who would've thought!
Not that I thought it was still a horse and buggy place, but we haven't
had these conveniences living abroad for a long time and it is both
exciting and sad because it does take away a little from being absorbed
into a different culture when half the place looks like home.
Steve was very excited about his .14
chocolate/nut covered bananas
If I have to complain
about anything, it would be the ants in my peanut butter! Yes. I don't
know how they do it, but we keep getting these tiny kitchen ants I'll
call them, in the peanut butter. The lid is on so tight that Superman
couldn't get it off and they still get in there. I am all about
protein, but this is a little too much. We can't leave anything out and
have now put the peanut butter in a ziploc bag in another ziploc bag to
protect it - it is a decent price here but still like gold!
The mangroves on
our boat ride
- Tim Goode for good reports on his brain tumor
- Physical healing for Jeff Benefield and David Sloan at CMC in Flowery
- those that are relocating and starting again for strength, patience,
- new connections with new people
- to maintain a Christ-like attitude and ministry of service to those
- for the health and healing of those in my family that are in need
- for Fabiola - pastor's wife in Guayllabamba - physical healing
- a good church here in Guatemala City to attend with opportunities for
- a good start to the new school year
- 22 years of marriage tomorrow with the person God put into my life
- good health and new health insurance for Steve and I
- a blessed life and plenty of room for visitors to share our
- completed healing from my throat surgery and no further problems
Guatemala had a lot of interesting
crafts and artifacts, including these various sized people
that I will have to find out the significance of!
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