Tomorrow marks the start of our fourth week in Central America as a family of four. It's definitely been more challenging than ever, but, at the same time, there's been more joy and more blessing than ever before as we share our lives with the folks here. Children overseas are like food - they transcend culture and provide a basis of common ground that connects people all over the world at a heart level. So we're deeply grateful to God for these two little miracles he's entrusted us with and for the ways that he's already incorporating them into the work He's given us to do.
For the first week and a half of our trip overseas, we stayed in Comitancillo, Guatemala meeting with our new sister organization "LAMP." The LAMP workers have been doing an amazing work among their people - the Mam - to teach them to read and write so that the Bibles translated in their language will be useful to them. Our co-worker Jacinda (Short Term Teams Coordinator) and our sister in Christ, Emily, joined us.
After returning to the capital from Comitancillo, we enjoyed a fun-filled day with friends who purchased a piñata for Ian's birthday and the gals made a chocolate cake (with ingredients brought from the US). We enjoyed our time with them so much!
After the first two weeks in Guatemala, we were on our way to our beloved Nicaragua!
|Tedd & Ian share watermelon between meetings|
|Taking a time out to play with baby Nors|
|Ready to go to market with the kiddos; Folks literally giggled out loud when they saw Nora & Ian with their sunglasses.|
|Goin' to town|
|Market Day in Comitancillo|
|Nora receives much attention wherever we go!|
|Jacinda & Emily joined us for part of the trip. They were such a blessing!|
|Mam Literacy Class|
|Reading from the Bibles|
|Mam literacy teachers|
|LAMP worker, Maria, reads the Bible along with her students|
|Byron, LAMP director, smiling with his mom and wife and daughter|
|Our last night in Guatemala was a blast!|
|Ian and his Mickey Mouse piñata|