Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
The dry season is here, we haven't had rain in almost a week now. Along with the sun comes the winds. So far, our roof has survived although when the wind comes down the chimney and blows the ashes from the fireplace all over the house...
We always knew that Xiba didn't like cows and goats...she would go crazy at the twice-daily parade of bovine. Now, we have discovered another dislike of hers...Kites. When the boys were flying their kites, Xiba was going absolutely crazy!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Here is a typical scene at a local cemetery. There are particular flowers that are grown specifically for this day.
Kites are even flown at the cemetery.
These are just some of the ways we see the darkness of Satan's realm. The evangelical church does not celebrate with these traditions, but due to the large Catholic population in Guatemala, most people are off from work, making it a "national" holiday. Pray with us that the Evangelical church in Latin America will be light and salt in an unbelieving world.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
These were our "family" for 6 days. All were U.S. citizens, although most lived elsewhere. We had lively conversations about life in Belize, Guatemala, California and New Zealand!
the fishing was sporadic but enjoyable...
Elias was a great cook and after arriving in the Gulf waters, we had fish or lobster every meal except breakfast!
These are some of the beautiful waters we swam and they snorkled in. I found I was a little to claustrophobic for snorkeling but enjoyed paddling around in the water and doing alot of sitting and sunning!
Johnny's first catch
Friday, October 03, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
The building on the left will soon have a second floor, with the steps going up! I talked them into adding a bodega (storage area) under the steps for cleaning supplies.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Now, if I can just teach Xiba to share...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Vacation Bible School of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Decatur, Alabama, took up a collection for Centennial Camp, shortly before the church came here for a mission trip this summer. The money paid for the supplies for the above playground "fort", which was then built by this team. I will post pictures as it is finished, but this will join the other playground equipment (below - built last year) for the enjoyment of all the kids who visit the Camp.
Thank you to Emmanuel Bible Church, Bellingham, Washington, for all their hard work!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
They tied rebar to prepare to pour concrete on the roof. We didn't ever get to pour the concrete, but everything is ready to get it done this week!
Another part of the group set the posts and started stringing the fence along the riverbank. This will keep the children from falling in the river and, hopefully, keep the animals from grazing (and leaving deposits) on the picnic grounds!
They also leveled and sodded the lower soccer field...
The youth pastor joined in...
as did Jason, a 6'9" youth leader.
I think all the kids had a go at it, including Josh, who fell in...
When you live out in the "boonies", you make your fun where you can!!
We had a great time with this group and they actually did do a lot of work! We look forward to seeing them back here again one day soon!