Monday, September 29, 2008

One year Anniversary!!

On September 17th we celebrated one year of being on the mission field. WOOHOOO we made it this long!! It has been an awesome year. We have been able to meet so many new friends, see new places and learn so much. In one sense it seems like we have been here for sooo long. Then I talk to the Missionaries who have been here for 15, 20, and 30 years and think wow I’m just beginning.

As I think back through the year I can see how much we have learned, and grown. Danny and the kids have learned Spanish and we all have learned a new culture, and moved into our third culture. We are in the very beginning of our Tzutujil (soo too heel) learning. We are excited and nervous at the same time. The Tzutujil language seems to be very hard, but with the Lords help it is our goal to master Tzutujil. I have grown spiritually as I have learned to depend on the Lord in so many new situations. I praise the Lord for His faithfulness this past year, especially for good health, and safe keeping.

We have had the awesome opportunity to meet so many new friends, some who are living here in Guatemala and others who were just passing through. For those of you who are not living here in Guatemala we would love for you to come back some time, and for those of you who do live here we would love to have you out for a visit. Now for some of you (You know who you are, hee hee) you guys just need to plan a trip and “come on down”.

Sorry I can’t get the pictures to download I’ll try again later!!