Blessings and Trials
It has been awhile since my last post so a lot has happened. Work at the project is going well for both Mike and I. Mike has been very busy with repairs, maintenance and team projects. Currently he is in the process of helping to complete a larger chicken pen for the chickens, working towards the goal of increased self-sustainability at Shadow. He is also working on an ever-growing list of repairs and replacement needs in all of the buildings as well as helping the missionari
We have now been in Guatemala for one full month. In many ways it has gone very quickly and in others very slowly. Maybe we were a little naive about how difficult the transition would be, but it was definitely a transition! Everyone here has been very welcoming and friendly and we still feel that this is where God has called us to be, but we have had to face the reality of how comfortable we were in our lives in the states and of how unrealistic our expectations were comp
We are Here!
We arrived in Guatemala on Friday 1/3. We did not have any delays, even though the weather was terrible in Pittsburgh. We are staying in the city for a few days with Ashley and have already found a car that another missionary is selling. We are picking it up later today and then planning to drive to Monjas (a few hous away) On Tuesday. I think the boys had some jet lag because they were very tired and emotional, but they are getting back to normal. Jacob has not liked being
Well, we are two weeks away from our travel date as of tomorrow! Time has flown by and we are trying to be as ready as we can be. We had our first board meeting for the ministry and I was very encouraged and inspired by the support and dedication these people have demonstrated to us. Each person brings something unique and special to the ministry and they all share a commitment to seeing God’s will accomplished in everything we do. I know I can speak for all of us when I
Our journey to Guatemala and our love for its people began seven years ago. Through international adoption God created in us a heart for this place and a desire to serve its people. We didn’t know what God had in store for our family, but we have seen His hand in every development since then: from mission trips to Guatemala, to discovering a mission field in our own backyard, to accepting the call to full time missions. All of these have led us to being 8 weeks away from mov