"...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."

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dia de la Familia

A few weeks ago, we attended Dia de la Familia (Family Day) at the kids' school.  We had a lovely time.  It is such a joy to see our children communicating with others in Spanish.  It is not easy to live in a country and not speak the language fluently.  Please, take it from me, it's challenging and humbling.  I am ashamed to live in this incredible country with beautiful Guatemalans and not speak the same tongue.  Apparently, I am a slow learner.  ;)  Thankfully, our girls have embraced school and their opportunities to learn Spanish and absorb the culture.  They have taken in so much, so quickly.  They amaze me all the time.

Here are a few pictures of our family celebrating with other families:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Calm Before the Crazy!

The past month has been relatively calm.  We haven't had too many short term groups so the IDC building team has spent time preparing for a very busy summer.  The calendar is jam packed from June 1 - September 1.  I will be busy prepping homes and building, in addition to making pre and post home visits.  Susie will be scheduled to cook every Monday and Tuesday for the mission teams during this time and the kids will be full swing in school until the year ends in October.

Since we haven't had many homes to build over the past few weeks, we have been making home visits and assessing their needs.  Recently, Luis and I were able to visit a family who received a home built by IDC about a year ago.  We were able to help counsel them through some personal issues and this morning I went back to add a water capture system.  This will enable them to use rain water in their water filtration system.  They'll have plenty of drinking and cooking water as rainy season has just begun!

Here are a few pictures taken this morning:

Looking down from the roof.

Homes are typically very close in rural villages.  Family helping family.

Had to include a selfie!

Installing a water capture system on the roof.

In Him,