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!!


Kenny said...

Congrats on one year guys. I've been wondering how things are going. Tell Danny I said hello and to visit my new blog.

Abbey said...

Oh, Daph! WHat a great, sweet post! I'm so thrilled that the Lord has blessed y'all in so many evident ways. So often His ways are hidden from us, but what a bonus that He has made things clear for you guys thus far! I can't believe it's been a year. And we SO can't believe that Danny is speaking Spnaish! Are you telling the truth? Please call us, and let us hear that PC boy speakin that foreign lanuage! It may be just the tears that Matt needs to get him through the week. He hee... Oh we're kidding Danny!! How exciting that you can now (finally) comunicate with your wife's family during the holidays!!!
Man we miss y'all! I Soooooooo wish we could come see you! But hey... if you stay there say 15, 20, or 30 yrs, we could definitely plan a trip! :)
Love you guys!

allison said...

Was so glad to hear how yall are doing. Has it already been a year?? That is hard to believe. I think about your kids alot. Give them big hugs for me. It is wonderful to hear about the growth you have experienced too. Love ya! And say HI to Danny