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!!!!!!!!!