Saturday, November 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday, Mom!!  I am thinking about you every day!!

Thank you for the Christian example that you have always been to us.  I could never dream of having a better mom or dad! I am looking forward to our time in December and we will celebrate even more.

I have always loved this photo of us a few years ago in Guatemala.

 You are even being thought of in India!

 See you in a few short weeks!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, another Thanksgiving has come and almost gone!  Many people have expressed their gratitude today for family, friends, health, God's love and mercy and the list goes on.  I also, am very thankful for all of those things and many more!

I am looking forward to spending some time in North Carolina in a few weeks.  It will be good to visit with my family, friends and a couple of church families.  While I look foward to that time, I do not want to overlook what I have been blessed with here in Guatemala.

I am fortunate to live in a safe community.  I rent a small house that that belongs to a wonderful couple.  Tomasita and Jaime are always looking out for me. When I have been sick, Tomasita has checked on me.  When my parents were sick and I needed to return to the states, they have come and prayed with me. Jaime quickly fixes anything in the house that needs repair and they watch out for my things when I am not here. I appreciate them very much!

I live very close to Kemmel and Lisa and this is another daily blessing that I have.  If I ever need anything, they are here for me. I remember the first time that I met them in 2005.  I never dreamed that I would one day live down the street from them and have the opportunity to serve in the way that we do.  This is another wonderful blessing that I have every day.  Thank you, Lisa and Kemmel!

While I am looking forward to December and traveling to my parents, I do not want to forget what I have TODAY!  Gracias a Dios!

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Work Continues...................

It is unbelievable that I have taken this long of break from the blog.  The time has flown and so much has happened.  I do not even know where to begin.

I do know that my prayer request list has continued to get longer and longer.  I told Lisa the other day that sometimes I think God tires from hearing my requests but I know that is not true.  But I do know, that it is equally important to lay prayers of thanksgiving before Him as well.

So, my list of requests:  parents health, Sally and her family, the work of HTI and the strength of the leaders, Kemmel, Lisa, Sara and family, Sandra and familly, Aura, all of the workers, Anna, Roberta, Marleny, Sofia, Santos, Pascuala, that ASELSI can find a physician to work with them, Carol's travels, Jennifer and family, Erin and family, Katy and family, Rick, Jo, Selwyn's family, Cecy and her exams, Martina and famiily, Mary and Jim, Dustin, Sandy, South Fork searching for a new minister, the work in India.........and the list goes on.

List of thanksgiving:  for family, friends and the people that I work with, our safe travels, recent baptisms here in Guatemala, South Fork Church of Christ, Hennessee Church of Christ, Morganton Church of Christ, Dave and Susan's son Matt, Julie, improvement with Marleny and Sofia, recent surgeries that have gone so well, recent rains that did not cause many problems, Magdna, being able to pray with people and their willingness to listen, Santos, Gaspar and his work following up with patients, the ABC program and the people that contribute to that..............and the list goes on.

A few months ago I wanted to post this photo and now is the perfect time.  This photo demonstrates why I enjoy Guatemala and the work that we do.

Lisa went to visit a lady behind our clinic that has respiratory problems.  She needed some medicine so I took it to her.  We visited for a while, had a Coke and a Club cracker and then as we left, a family member picked some fresh greens from her garden to show her gratitude.  Kemmel titled the photo, "Lisa and Sheri with their pay."  I did not know that he was taking it until I saw it posted  :)

Anyway, the blog is up and running again.  We are beginning to wrap up the year.......we have about 3 more weeks of clinic and activities.