We Made It!

img_7028We made it!  16 bags, 2 kids, and 1 dog later-

Bienvenidos a Guatemala!

Thank you, Kevin- for being our taxi, tour guide, and great friend!

The Ross and Plumber Families, thank you, thank you, thank you for answering endless questions and for walking with us long before we even set foot on Guatemalan soil.

For those who have supported getting us here- financially, prayerfully, and physically- there are not enough thanks- you are all saints to the kingdom.

We started language school with our tutors, Rosa and Eluvia, on October 24, Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon.  No need to let grass grow!  Wow!  Has it really been that long since we cracked open a school book?? I digress…

The Mercado is an amazing, bustling place !  Fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat.  Yes.  Unrefrigerated.  We are adjusting. It is a great place to practice our fledgling  Spanish.  We have received looks and quite a few blank stares.  I have to laugh.  Really.  I am sure that is quite a wonderment to our poor “victims” as well!  Tuk tuk travel and walking 3 km one way are also new adventures.  One dear friend in Lake Placid will most assuredly enjoy the reference of it being our very own Guatemalan Boot Camp!!

It has been good.  But, I have to admit, there have been a few times where I have been completely leveled because of what I have taken for granted in the past.  Hot running water and driving my car  are two examples that make the top of that list.  We are adjusting.

With all of the new, however,  we are given encouragement in Matthew 5:13-16 to:

Be the Salt and the Light.  Here…There…Everywhere that He directs our paths to go.

So, we send you love and that same encouragement.  Let’s all GO!  Go shine and do the work He has sent us to do- Here…There…Everywhere!




About thefewdayshere

We are missionaries living in Guatemala serving our Lord, Jesus Christ. Join us in the adventure! Much Love and Many Hugs, Shane and Mandy
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