Thursday, December 20, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Some of the ladies ministered to me particularly by working in my yard. They cut grass and weeded my garden until it looked pristine! They even found a few "strange" insects and spiders!
Meanwhile, in the garage, the guys started on the filter system. Thankfully, Johnny was involved because it all looks complicated to me!
It's measure twice and cut once...or is it measure once and cut twice?
And then there are always power tools!
Xiba loved all of the attention. She sat next to the gate and watched all of the activity...and hoped someone would drop some food!
Does it go this way?
Some jobs took the tall folks!
After three days of work, here's our new filtration system, shown by the lovely Vanna (Mark).
And the playground crew!
On Thursday, we had a dedication service for both projects and a demonstration of the filter system. Many of our area pastors and elders attended. Here, they meet the team.
Always go to the bathroom before you leave the house! If you don't, you are in danger of using the same bush someone else used!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Just a few of the driving "techniques" seen here in Guatemala. All I missed was the chicken bus with the "helper" climbing out the back door, up and across the roof and sliding in the side window, all going 60 miles an hour down the highway! By the way, the flat baskets in the top picture contains chickens!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The new basketball court is almost finished! In late August, the basketball goals were put in place and painted. Lines won't be painted until after the rainy season, late October or November, but that hasn't stopped the games!
Friday, September 07, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
While we are in Tapachula, we had internet access and saw where another hurricane will be hitting the eastern border of Guatemala and Belize. Please pray for the people in the lower, coastal areas that will be hit, they have a tendency to flood. Also, we in the mountains will get rain from the outer bands of the hurricane, even if it doesn't come this far west. Pray we don't get so much that it causes landslides. We will keep you posted as we are able.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Please do be in prayer for our government elections here, to take place the middle of September. There have been more demonstrations in the Capital, although we are not affected by them out here in the country. But the change in the government (President, VP, even mayors and such) can affect us, for better or worse. Your prayers for God's will in Guatemala is greatly appreciated by all of the missionary community and the churches of Guatemala.
Friday, August 17, 2007
This is what Johnny and I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. Yesterday, we planted about 20 plants, including bougainvilla, roses, azaleas and gerber daisies. The rain started about the time we finished, about 1:30P. It seems to be raining more each day and we can expect more with Hurricane Dean coming. But the house doesn't leak!!
For those of you that will ask: the plant in the front of the picture is a ground orchid.
We hope to get the basketball goals made and put up next week. We'll post pictures when they are in.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Well, so much for blogging! The internet was running faster this morning and I hoped to get some pictures put on but it slowed down after I got one posted. Oh well! For those of you who haven't been here for several months, this is our new wall that was added to help with the grade of the land down to the garage. Coming down these steps is so much easier. I have canna lillies planted in front and some plants on top. This is one of our "August" things. I'll show more next time!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
We were invited to a birthday party for the children of our guard last week. All of his family attended and lunch was included. The women had on their best huipiles and looked like a flower garden. I took balloons and a craft for the kids to do. It was a good thing that I had plenty of materials because almost every adult joined in and did the craft also! The craft a very simple, but the Guatemalan people love to be creative and are very artistic. That's a good thing because the craft involved neon green and pink pipecleaners and beads! We all had a great time!
I hope to be able to get online again later this week. Maybe I can post pictures then!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
We spent the weekend in the capital and plan to head back to the Camp in the morning. Due to a generous gift, we went to eat at Applebee's (yes, we have one!) today for lunch! Tomorrow it's back to cooking again or eating Steve Bateman's favorite, peanut butter. Lots of soup and sandwiches around our house!
Please pray as we get to rest the month of August. We have no teams scheduled although we will not be sitting around twiddling our thumbs. There are several church visits already planned and I hope to talk to two ladies about starting a prayer group in their homes. My language skills are always a concern for me. I also plan to get curtains finished this month. The house will look much more finished with the sheets down and curtains up!
Also, Happy Birthday to Johnny tomorrow, the 30th!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Sunday morning was spent relaxing because church didn't start until 3 PM! But here we are, enjoying a great time with Guatemalan brothers.
Yesterday, Nancy, Joy and I went to the Argueta church and had a VBS type program for the kids. We were only expecting 7 but 12 showed up! We (and they) had a great time!
And worked concrete!
They were tired puppies after this day!
This basketball court was finished!
Xiba kept waiting for someone, in this case Chepe, to drop something at lunch!