We drove to Lafayette so that we could visit with two of our daughters, Tanya and Crissy, as well as our grandchildren.

Brandi informed us today that she is going to begin law school in January.


So many things that happen on the mission field are not spiritual. One of our trips back to the states was used to load a container with donated gifts. My sister, Charlotte, was friends with the owner of Tony Chacheres which is a condiment used mostly on Cajun food.

When we got back to Guatemala the children just loved it. I told my sister how much the children loved it. So, our next trip home, we met with the owner and they literally filled a 40 foot container with Tony Chacheres products including red beans and rice. The children would eat Cajun food for three years. I am surprised that some of them did not become French speakers.

Dottie and I would go to the street market in Chimaltenango each Thursday to buy the groceries for the week. At that time we had less than 100 children. But you can imagine what we looked like loading a van with a vast number of carrots, tomatoes, etc. It was always a chore but Dottie and I did enjoy it.

But that changed one day when our van was filled with produce and Dottie flipped the van. It was the largest green salad ever tossed. This was when Dottie broke her back and I lost my pants.

Now we have Guatemalans shop for us. I doubt if we could do it now.