Lessons from an ultrasound

I’ve been creating photo albums of my two sons to give as gifts for my family. I came across this page in our own family book… (This is not my profile, by the way; it’s just a generic die-cut.) I remember how excited my husband and I were to find out the gender of our…

A Cup of Coffee to Jog My Memory

I drank my coffee this morning from my new Guatemala mug and suddenly realized that I never wrote about the last day of our trip. When I say “suddenly realized,” I am referring to the fog I have been living under for the last five days being lifted. Some people call this jet lag; to…

Last Day in Zacapa

I cannot believe today was our last day of ministry. We headed to La Maquina to share the gospel. A church from Maryland is hoping to adopt this village so we were laying the groundwork for them. The bus ride was definitely interesting. What our driver can fit the bus through is truly amazing! We…

At the Dump

We started off today by going to a different village close to Hope of Life. We not only provided Toms shoes for many in the village, but also washed their feet before placing the new shoes on them. It was a humbling experience to perform Jesus’ act of showing the “full extent of His love”…

Pueblo Del Rio

Pueblo Del Rio is the village Thomas Road Ministries has adopted. We had the privilege of seeing it firsthand today. One of the families in the village graciously invited us into her home which was provided through the church. To see the difference between the homes the church has built and the mud/tin houses they…

Better Than Good Food

The food has been amazing here in Guatemala! Well, for most of us it’s been amazing. I think Nathan, one of our high school students, has been surviving on peanut butter & jelly sandwiches alone. They have fed us steak burritos, chicken taquitos, chicken with mashed potatoes and refried beans, pancakes with fruit, omelettes, ……

The Next One

What a privilege it was this morning to be taken on a tour of Hope of Life by none other than Carlos Vargas, the founder. He shared with us the creation of the organization first: After being struck with gout and laying in bed for 4 1/2 months waiting to die, he was visited by…

Mission Guatemala

Today’s devotional for the mytrbc app was on 2 Corinthians 1. “It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, (2 Corinthians 1:21 NLT)” As I sit on the 1st of 3 legs of our journey to serve in Guatemala with 20 others from our church…

Congealed Eggs, Stale Toast, and Lukewarm Coffee

When my boys were younger, meals were tricky.  By the time I got their food ready, it seemed like it was time to clean up.  Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day (maybe because it always includes coffee or tea).  So when the boys ran off to play, I would get my…