Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

We had our Christmas dinner tonight.  It was fun cooking and preparing throught the day........a nibble of that and a bite of that to make sure it was exacly as it should be :)

Dad, Mom, Mike and Mike was running out the door to buy a shot gun! 

Mike, let me know when you get a turkey! I know what to do with all of the parts.......

Monday, December 22, 2014

Lunch with Friends

We had a chance to have lunch with a few friends today.  Usually, there is a not a lot of time but we slide in a quick lunch...........Freda, Sarah, Mom and Carol.

I learned what hot carmel mocha coffee was, thanks to Sarah. And believe me, it is THE BOMB!'  I think that I will have a few more before I return to Guatmala!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dinner at south Fork Church of Christ

It is always good to visit with the South Fork Church of Christ in Winston Salem.  There were 49 people at the dinner, which included members of the church, people that I use to work with and several friends.

This is Mona, Sally and Janice.  Mona's children have spent some time in Guatemala. Sally and I use to work in ICU and Janice and I use to work in CCU together.

This is Glenda, Nancy and Pat. Glenda worked for several years in ICU.  Nancy and Pat are members at South Fork.

This is Anita and Ben.  Anita and I attended Michigan Christian in Rochester, MI, many more years ago than we want to admit.  Mary and Jim were missionareis in Guatemala and now members at South Fork.

This is Rebecca, Anita and Ben's daughter.  She has just finished nursing school and has passed her boards!  Congraulations!

 Teresa, Lisa and one time, we all worked in ICU together :)

Charlie talking with Donna.............and Scot talking with Goyo.

Yes, I needed help with lowering the microphone and Goyo came to my rescue.

It was a good evening.  I appreciate everyone being there and the participation.  I am already looking forward to next year. 

A special thanks to Jo, Anne and everyone who helped prepare the meal.  It was very good!  Thank you!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Time to visit The States

Yes, it is time to visit The States again!
The year has passes quickly.

We finished at the clinic today. We cleaned the pharmacy, prepared more medicine, cleaned out the storage rooms...........and then it was time to begin our vacation.

As we were leaving Lemoa, I received a call from Marleny.  She is the patient who lives near Montellano and has been waiting to start chemotherapy.  She told me that she received her first treatment and that they told her that the cancer has spread. Please continue to pray for her and her family.  I will visit her as soon as I return to Guatemala.

Sally drove me to Antigua and all went well......................ready for a 4 am departure!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Two Days of ABC Celebration!

It was a very busy, fast days of an ABC Celebration but I think everyone enjoyed it!  It draw in the crowds!  On Monday, we had 850 attend and on Tuesday, there were 950.  We started out with an assembly and each congregation had a small skit to preform.  They were very good for for some of the communities it was the very first time they had participated

During the break times, Sarah and Maria sold ice cream.

This little girl did not want to share her ice cream.

Maury, Brenda and Cecy sold Bibles and Song Books.

This young girl had been eating her share of blueberry ice cream!!

There were many activities for all ages!

Some of the children glued on Cheetos, marshmallows and small candies on their sun visors.

But, before long, Aura was feasting away on the sun visors!

Lisa and Kemmel were honored by being dressed in the traje of one of the communities!  What a fun couple that we work with.........a true blessing to the ministry!

It was a great two days and it was obvious that people enjoyed our time together.

A special thanks to everyone who helps support the ABC Program.  We pray that the program will continue and more children will have the opportunity to study while spiritually ministering to their community,