Friday

what an opportunity

The rain finally stopped. Stopped a few days ago. We haven't seen the sun yet, but at least the rain has taken a coffee break.

I'm watching the national news. I don't understand much of it, but its GREAT practice. Oh, hey, there's Barak Obama. He said, "I'm a big believer in making decisions well." Not sure what that mean, but hey, at least he can say he made the Guatemalan news. :-)

So. Tomorrow is Saturday. This is good for a number of reasons. No language school (my brain is tired). But even more important, we get to meet and chat with David and Helen Ekstrom.

Click that link there to see a little about what they are doing. They came to Guatemala in 1951. That's not a typo. When they got to this country there was no such thing as McDonalds, the Internet, Barbie, the VCR, or microchips. There were no hand held calculators or PC's, no video games. No bar codes, Astroturf or cassette tapes. No contact lenses. No ATM's. No computers. No cell phones. Truman was president.

A lot has changed since they have been here. Almost twice my life span. They have spread the gospel through loudspeaker and on horseback and hand held digital recorders. I think 4 Mayan indigenous groups have the Bible in their language because of this couple. And they are still working, still serving, loving and ministering. And tomorrow we get the great pleasure of having them over for lunch.

What do you ask them? (suggestions would be appreciated).

I know they are just people. But they are some really COOL people who have 56 years of missionary ministry experience. wow! I'm so incredibly honored to meet them - and they called us to get together.

Wow. We'll let you know how it goes.

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