A few snapshots of Guatemala

This is our team.  Three went to work and three of us went to supervise not work.  The husband, our pastor, and I worked a wee bit (not really) but our purpose on this trip was to make some final decisions and meet with folks about starting the children’s home.  Can you pick out the workers and nonworkers?  🙂

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The following photo is of Paul.  He is a home builder in the states and has a love for lumber.  But as he learned on his last trip here, lumber is not so popular or common in this nation.  We drove forever on bumpy roads into the boondocks and finally came upon this lumber yard.  Our construction guys were drooling.  Apparently wood is to builders as candy is to children. 

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Look!  Wood!  But this was only a taunt.  Although these 2 by 4’s were exactly what we wanted, we could not have them.  None. Nada. Why? 

Good question. 

They weren’t dry.  Evidently the wood was freshly cut.  Of course we inquired how long until it was dry and able for use. 

Eight days!!!!!!!!!!! 

Well, on to plan B.  We had three very talented and flexible men with us and they figured it out.  I was amazed.

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This is the wood we couldn’t have. 

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This is the front of the Children’s home. 

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We drove into another area of the boondocks to scope out some potential land.  I had to snap a few shots of the beauty.  You shall notice tomato plants in this picture.  December is the big crop of tomatoes and I was told that is why they eat tamales all during the month.  I could live with that.

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Me, Paul (our pastor), Jose (president of Baptist Convention), Amed (he does everything for us ), and my husband after sharing our dreams and desires.  It was a great meeting.

I had to include this photo of my man.  🙂 

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Gracias por todas las oraciones (Thanks for all the prayers).

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2 Comments

  1. Posted November 15, 2008 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing the pics. I’m wondering what was Plan B (in regards to the wood).

  2. Posted November 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Enjoyed the pics!


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