Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I am home.

I am sorry that I have not written in so long. But I am at my sister's house with my nephew and I am having a blast. I had a wonderful 10 months in Guatemala. It was hard to say goodbye but I am glad to be home. I will not be going back next year. If anyone would like to go and teach English to the kids let me know and I will get you the contact information for the Spaughs.
God bless and thank you all for your prayers and support.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Final days in guatemala.

We are going to Antigua today to do some final shopping and get some things that I have not been able to get for family and friends at home.
I can hardly believe that this is basically my last day in Guatemala. We will be at the airport at 6:15 in the morning and I will leave at about 12:45 to go home.
Yesterday in Patzún it was a little hard to say good bye. I was not the only one crying. Please pray for the church and school. Pray for the children to continue to go to church and school. Pray for the leaders of the church and school that they will have wisdom and do what the Lord wants and not what they think is best.
Thank you for all of your support this year.
Dios bendiga a todos ustedes.
God bless all of you.

Monday, October 11, 2010

My final days in Patzún.

Yesterday we had a big party at church. I heard several different things that the party could be for but no one said that they knew what it was really. I heard that it was a birthday party for aunt Cindy or a party to welcome the new deacons and elders or a party to say good bye to me.
Boy was I surprised when the party was for all of the above.
We had a great time and I was able to get several family pictures with kids from the school and church. I will be very sad to leave Patzún for the last time tomorrow. Lord willing I will have the opportunity to come back and visit.
Thank you all for your prayers and I will see you soon. I will leave Guatemala city at 12:45 my time and fly to Atlanta about 8:48pm their time and then fly into the Huntsville Airport Thursday night around 8:44 Huntsville time. Please pray for a safe and uneventful flight.

God bless you all.

Friday, October 8, 2010

October 8, 2010

School ended today.
I am not sure if that makes me happy or sad. I am happy that I will be going home but sad that I will be leaving all of my friends and all of the children here. I will miss them all. I hope that I will be able to come back and visit sometime. My time here has been a learning experience and a blessing. I will not forget this time.
Thank you to the Spaughs for giving me this opportunity and to all of my friends and family that prayed for and supported me while I have been here.
I am going home on Thursday the 14th of October. I can hardly believe how fast my time here has gone by.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010

Final day of school is Friday.
That means that I have been giving test this week. Tuesday I gave four grades their tests in two hours. On a normal test day each class would have been given an hour each to complete the test. Preschool would have been given at least an hour because I do each child individually because they can not read. This week with the help of Aunt Cindy we did nine children in about 30 minutes. This week has been crazy and it is just beginning. Spaughs left just a few minutes ago to drive to the capital they have a couple staying at their house this week starting tomorrow and ending on Tuesday. Then on Thursday Lord willing they will be leaving for the states and so will I. Please pray for safety and health for all of us this week.
I look forward to seeing all of you again but I do not look forward to leaving all of my friends here. I told a family tonight that I am leaving in one week the first thing that they asked was when are you coming back? I will miss them all and I think and hope that they will miss me too.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October 3, 2010

We had a basketball game yesterday and We Won!!!!
It was a hard game but we won 18 to 6. No one was hurt and we all had fun. Praise the Lord we had three new players on our team and that helped a lot.
I will post a picture of the team when I get one.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010

I can hardly believe that the week went by so quickly. Mom and dad and Jonathan and Josiah flew in Tuesday the 21st and stayed until yesterday the 28th. We had a great time. We went to Panajachel and to Antigua. We went to the market here in Patzún on Sunday and bought some fruit. And last Thursday we went to the market in Antigua and did some shopping for souvenirs.
They are home safely!

Their first Guatemalan meal was at a Pollo Comperro (same family as KFC).

On Wednesday mom went to all of my classes and daddy and the boys went to some of them. They even played the review game with the kids.

This is the market in Panajachel.
I am not sure what Josiah was looking at but it must have been interesting.

Eating with Domingo and his family. The first real Guatemalan meal.
Beans and cheese a small piece of meat and coffee.

The radio station in Patzún.