Home again

Thank you to all of you who have prayed for us. The Lord is with us (and has been - and will be). We're safe at home with all our stuff and a new minivan (a diesel one - how cool is that??). Thank you to all of you who helped us get it. It has been a work of the Lord.

Only two of us have gotten sick and it didn't last long. It takes awhile to get realigned after being away for 6 months but we're getting there.

We love each one of you so much and we miss those of you we cannot see. But missing is part of loving here on planet earth.

I'm reading "The Practice of the Presence of God" again - a great book when you're busy with what seems like unimportant details (from an eternal perspective anyway). And a little phrase has stuck with me, "Make way for grace." Like getting out of the way of a river - just let God's grace move and don't impede it by silly things. What a thought - let God work.

I'm sitting in a McCafe (a coffee house hooked onto a McDonalds) drinking a latte and using their wireless internet until we can get it installed in our home. "Africa" by ToTo is on the radio. Strange, really. But that's Guatemala - surging into the west while trying to stay, "chapin" - authentic Guatemalan.

Hopefully I'll get a little more time to blog regularly. Thank you for all of you who read. We really love you.

Oh - and WE'RE PROUD OF YOU IAN!!!!!!!!!


Sarah said...

Just wanted to let you guys know we are praying for you as you readjust! We will be in Guat June 24-July 4. We will be staying with the Footes the first week and working in San Pedro (Lake Atitlan) the second week. We would love to see you guys! How far are you guys from Guat City or the lake?

Brandon and Jenny said...

Hey Sarah! We are not too far to come and see you guys, that's for sure. Just keep us in the loop (or we'll talk to the Footes) and we'll see you while you are here.

Sarah said...

Jerry said "Sweet"! :)
We will definitely keep you up on our plans.