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It’s been a crazy month these last few days

“WE HAVE DIFFERENT MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS BUT WE SHARE THE SAME SUN, MOON AND SKY.” – Quote from a Chinese poem How are you??? It’s been a crazy month these last few days. Every time I sit down to write an update, I feel like

“Peter, why do you cry?”

Ellerslie Over the summer, Gabriel and Cecilia attended the 5-week summer session at Ellerslie Discipleship Training. They came back EXPLODING with excitement, passionate to be closer to Jesus. Their excitement was contagious and inspired Samuel and I to register for the 1-week session, the first

New Year. New Decade. New Hope.

Our fundraisers in November were INSANE. Our goal was to raise the operating budget of $58,024, which to be honest, was a stretch. We’ve never raised that much money in two nights. We ended up raising just over $70,000. This is what that extra money

God doesn’t want to be first in our lives.

This year we’ll have our first graduating class of The El Rosario Christian Academy for Boys! INCREDIBLE. The first year we studied Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. For the last two years we’ve studied the book of Luke. We have two chapters left. I recently

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

MAYBE THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR

First, just let me say how much I love black and white photography.  LOVE IT!  If Guatemala wasn’t so colorful, that’s all I would post. I think most kids in the village will tell you that one of the best days of the year is

“Fredy will not be coming to the academy”

The school year in Guatemala begins in mid January and ends in mid October. By the first week of November, we’ve already identified the boys we’ll invite to study at our academy for middle school. In 2017 we invited 7 and in 2018 we invited

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