The most frequent question we receive....what about the kids? With five, soon to be six kids, they each see Guatemala differently.
SR is our oldest and she is 11.5 years going on....16. ;) She is looking forward to going to school in Guatemala and meeting friends. SR is extremely creative and LOVES art. Her only real concern with moving to Guatemala is missing out on her art classes. We think she will pack more art supplies than clothes. ;)
AJ is our 9.5 year old daughter. She is extremely helpful around the house and definitely the little mama of her siblings. Along with her sisters, AJ took Spanish classes this summer in Guatemala and absolutely loved them. She picked up the language very quickly and often times we would ask her to translate! She looks forward to improving her language skills. Upon our arrival in Guatemala, she has requested to see her Spanish school teacher, whom she loves! AJ also has a heart for those less fortunate. Her desire is to work with orphans or children during our time in Guatemala.
AM just turned 8 and is full of life! She has so much joy and more energy than anyone else we know. ;) She loved Guatemala and is eager to make friends when we arrive. AM tells us she is excited to walk around town, like we did often this summer.
PE was adopted from Guatemala at 7 months old. Returning to Guatemala and learning more about her birth country was an exciting experience for her, as well as for the entire family. PE is 6 years old and she has a great, positive outlook on moving to Guatemala. She is looking forward to going to church at La Iglesia Del Camino. She enjoyed her Sunday School class while we were visiting this summer. She especially enjoyed "tricking" her teacher who believed she spoke Spanish! It is our prayer that she really will learn to speak it over the next few years!
SJ just turned 2 years old so he has yet to express his opinions regarding Guatemala! :) He is so easy going and adapts to new situations easily and we expect no less when we move. SJ brings cheer to our home and we look forward to seeing him reach milestones in Guatemala and prayerfully share a love for the country, just as the rest of us have.
JJ will be our newest addition to the family! While the girls are at school in Guatemala, much of Susie's time will be spent with the boys. Her biggest role will be bonding with JJ and running after these precious two year old boys!
Our children bring us so much joy. We are blessed to be able to take them to Guatemala and share this beautiful nation, culture and community with them. Our prayer is for them to draw closer to their Savior during our time in Guatemala and find opportunities to share His love with others.
As always, thanks for joining us on our journey!
Jack and Susie
A special thank you to Bestul Photography for taking family pictures for us!