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Those last few miles are MURDER!

(I know…nice shorts.  Don’t judge me.  And not a gray hair in sight!) In 1999 Vonda and I ran our first marathon.  It was also our last.  Haha.  If you’ve ever run a marathon, you know those last few miles are MURDER!  My gout had

“How long shall I pray Lord?”

If you haven’t read part one click HERE.  Part two, click HERE. I think every missionary has one.  That ONE person or that one circumstance they just couldn’t help.  For me, that person was Jose Mario.  When will God answer our prayers?  “How long shall

Photo of The Week – “Sneak preview…”

This photo is a sneak preview to the re-launch of our Instagram page.  If you’re on Instagram you can follow us HERE or at Ordinary_Missionaries.  I am so excited about the new theme of our page!  I think you’ll love the new photos!  We’ll re-launch

Photo of the week – “La Lucha”

I was driving home after dark and passed this small tienda.  There’s a lady on every corner selling tortillas, so the competition is massive.  You can usually get 4-5 tortillas for 1 Quetzal (.13 cents) which means the profit margin is horrible.  They have to

Fire On The Mountain

Photo credit Oliver De Ros AP Last Sunday, Volcan De Fuego (Volcano Of Fire) erupted, spilling lava for miles. Initially reports said 6 people lost their lives. That number climbed to 62 within 24 hours. As of this morning, there have been 110 confirmed deaths

Happy Mothers Day???

If you’re not careful, if you peel too many layers of an onion back, you might feel. Pain. Sadness. Heartbreak. Hunger. Love. I think it’s easy to go through life, not actually feeling. We all generally have routines. Get up. Check social media/email. Coffee. Breakfast.

Every time we talked she seemed desperate

  For the first few years, as I drove into El Rosario, Rosalinda would often run from her house that was tucked away from the road, to meet me as I drove by. Every time we talked, she seemed desperate. Life or death desperate. Of

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