September 24, 2007

No, we're not expecting a baby! I've been crocheting baby bonnets and bibs to sell -- to earn money for Ministerios Alfa y Omega in PatzĂșn. So far, I've sold two sets.

September 19, 2007

Today I spent from 8:40 a.m. until 4:20 p.m. making French knots (embroidery stitch). Every year, CAM missionary Wray Ward, one of the professors at Seteca (seminary) makes little gifts for each graduate. This year's gift is a cross-stitched bookmark. She called me last week and said she was desperate for help with making the French knots on each bookmark. So today I made at least 370 French knots! We were able to finish the stitching part of the bookmarks. She still has more to do to finish them completely, but she was thankful for the help. It was fun helping.

Ken spent the day giving orientation to new missionaries - Danny & Daphne Foote - who arrived on Sunday. Welcome to Guatemala! We're so glad to have them here.

September 11, 2007

To catch you up a little with what's been going on:

Last week I (Cindy) finished transcribing Dr. Jobe Martin's, Incredible Creatures I, DVD so that it can be translated into Spanish. Fellow CAMer, Paul Philippi, has agreed to translate it.

In the last couple of weeks, two young people we know have been badly hurt in different automobile accidents. Please pray for our safety on the roads.

Sunday was the presidential election here in Guatemala. Two men will have a run-off next month. Please pray for Guatemala.

We are thankful that Hurricane Felix fizzled when it hit Guatemala. Since we had had a LOT of rain prior to its arrival, and the ground was already soaked, (actually squishy) we were expecting a lot of mud slides and other damage. Praise the Lord, there was little problem.

Yesterday Ken and I spent most of the day (9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.) in a Field Council meeting. We got a lot accomplished in those hours.

Today Ken had planned on going with men from Alfa & Omega to the lawyer's office to finalize the new board, etc. However, they were lacking some paper work due to a holiday relating to the election.

Early tomorrow morning my craft group is going two hours away to see the new week-end home of one of the ladies. We are taking a meal with us which we will eat there before coming back home. Then on Thursday (our usual day for getting together) the ladies will come to my house. (We take turns going to each other's homes.) I will start teaching them how to make Temari balls. (Japanese thread balls. Styrofoam balls wrapped with thread, then decorated with other thread.) Here's one that I made. Click on it to see if up close.