"...great joy which will be to all people."

Luke 2:10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people."

Saturday, March 22, 2014


What's new with us?

In February we celebrated Ava's 9th birthday and Pearl's 7th birthday.  Ava is such a sunny little lady.  She is helpful (especially with dishes!) and kind and loves to hug.  Pearl enjoys being pampered one minute and out to score a goal in soccer the next!  Both of these blessings have brought us such joy.

In March we celebrated Jude's birthday as well as his "gotcha" day.  It's hard to believe he has been home with us for three years.  He is an active boy who also loves to cuddle up with a book before bed.  Love this lil' man!  Like the rest, he has changed our lives and we are blessed to have him in our family.

What else is new?  BIG STUFF!  The airline tickets have been purchased and we leave July 21!  That's only 4 months away!  We are very excited!  The countdown has begun and we are purging, throwing stuff away, giving stuff away and packing.  It's healthy but it's also disheartening to see how much stuff we have accumulated over the years.  15 years of marriage, 8 kids, 5 homes....it adds up!

Do you have any questions about what we will be doing in Guatemala?  Please send us an email at townsendguat@gmail.com.  We update our Facebook page "To Guatemala with Joy" more often than this blog but we will try to be more consistent!

Thanks for joining us on this journey!