Monday, April 2, 2012

We have arrived! Our flight and travel went perfectly and we are excited and ready to work and more importantly, LEARN! The only bump in the road was that they were not prepared for SO MANY DONATIONS. Our luggage took up one whole van of the two that were arranged for us. So we had to get a taxi and Jon was a trooper and squished into the luggage van for the 2.5 hour trek from Guatemala City to San Lucas all by himself. (: But hey, if our first problem is that we brought TOO MANY donations, then that's a pretty good problem to have!

The kids have been fabulous. They are already embracing having a servant attitude and participate FULLY and PATIENTLY! So much of the experience here is having an attitude of surrender and rolling with the punches. We are on Guatemala time now...and it is sinking in. Reflection on the roof of our hotel last night was already great. I can tell these kids are going to come home changed forever...and it's only been a few hours!

Thank you all so much for your prayers. We are settled in, rested up, and excited for the activites of the week. We leave for our tour of the different  mission projects pretty soon....well, I think pretty soon...could be a few hours (; who knows! But we're here, and we're ready and willing to serve whenever called upon!

Peace friends,

P.S. Harrison wanted me to post this picture he just took of a pink flower (: He is enjoying noticing every little bug, plant, and other beautiful things that we so often over-look in our busy, rushed lives in America (: What a blessing he will be to all of us!

The other pic is our group getting orientated by the new volunteer coordinator (Lauren-from Paynesville, MN!'s a small world after all! :) on the roof of our hotel last night! Our hotel is BEAUTIFUL!


  1. Love you guys!! We are praying for you and thinking of you. Harrison take lots of good pictures for me and be a good listener for daddy. That is a great picture you took of the pink flower too, I love it!


    Great to see all those smiling faces! What a great opportunity for you all - keep your hearts and minds open to what God has in store for you. Jon - I'll bet you had a good opportunity to practice that Spanish for 2 1/2 hours!

    Blessings to all of you on this journey!


  2. Good to hear everyone is safe! I know we miss you Lori! I also missed seeing Nikki and Lauren at our TEC small reunion. You better take care of them! We will keep you in our prayers!

    Brett and Lily